Short Essay on Good Manners

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Short Essay on Good Manners

Good Manners

Introduction: Good Manners refers to polite, humble, courteous, respectful and well-cultured social behavior. A man or woemn, above everything else, is esteemed and distinguished on account of his or her good manners. A human being is distinguished from brutes not on account of his intelligence alone but also on account his behavior and manners.

Importance of good manners

A well-mannered man is respected and esteemed wherever he goes and esteemed in whatever condition of life he may be. A rich man or a high-pedigreed person, bumped with all titles without good manners, is hated in an ideal society. On the contrary, a poor man, with tattered clothes, but having delightfully good manners is sure to attract everyone’s attention and win everybody’s liking.

Among students in particular, preservation of good manners is a boon. It is a pity that on account of lack of manners in the modern students, an ugly and unpleasant atmosphere of indiscipline has been created. Good manners cost nothing. One the other hand they pay us a lot.

Examples of good manners

  • Say, ‘Thank you” when you receive anything from someone,
  • Say, ‘Please” while requesting for something,
  • Say, ‘Excuse me” to get attention for something,
  • Compliment other for their good qualities,
  • Always knock the doors before entering other’s bed-room,
  • Be respectful towards your elders, and teachers,
  • Be compassionate towards someone who is in pain,
  • Listen attentively when someone is talking to you,
  • Be courageous enough to accept your mistake and never hesitate to say, ‘Sorry”.
  • Always be ready to help others around you,
  • Clean your shoes regularly.
  • Always seek permission before touching or using something that belongs to someone else.
  • If someone asks a question, try to respond with a smile.
  • Do not interrupt in between the sentences when someone is speaking. Instead, wait for your turn.


We, the dwellers of this land of great and noble personalities, must exhibit above all other things, an ideal force of character through our everyday manners, imbibed with nobility and spiritual sublimity.

It has been rightly said that ‘manners make a man’. Standard of good manners differs from country to country. But one thing is common to all that is to show respect and reverence to all with whom we come in contact.

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