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by George Washington

  • ISBN: 1402210841
  • Category: History
  • Author: George Washington
  • Subcategory: Americas
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks; 1 edition (February 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • FB2 size: 1893 kb
  • EPUB size: 1608 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 581
Download George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior: ...And Other Important Writings fb2

George Washington was known as a remarkably modest and courteous ma. George Washington wrote so very little, and this book makes me yearn that he had written more.

George Washington was known as a remarkably modest and courteous man. Humility and flawless manners were so ingrained in his character that he rarely if ever acted without them. The "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior" that governed Washington's etiquette were by turns practical, inspirational and curious. The “Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior” that governed Washington’s etiquette were by turns practical, inspirational and curious

Washington, argues historian and conservative columnist Richard Brookhiser, governed his own behavior with a strict code of conduct based on The Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation.

Washington, argues historian and conservative columnist Richard Brookhiser, governed his own behavior with a strict code of conduct based on The Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation, a list he carefully copied out by hand as a schoolboy in Virginia.

By age sixteen, George Washington had copied out by hand, 110 rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company . Richard Brookhiser, in his book on Washington wrote, "all modern manners in the western world were originally aristocratic

By age sixteen, George Washington had copied out by hand, 110 rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation. They are based on a set of rules composed by French Jesuits in 1595. Presumably they were copied out as part of an exercise in penmanship assigned by young Washington's schoolmaster. Richard Brookhiser, in his book on Washington wrote, "all modern manners in the western world were originally aristocratic. Courtesy meant behavior appropriate to a court; chivalry comes from chevalier -a knight. Yet Washington was to dedicate himself to freeing America from a court's control. Could manners survive the operation?

George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior And Other Important Writings.

George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior And Other Important Writings.

The rules that governed Washington's etiquette were the Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior. By turns practical, inspirational, and curious, these rules are as instructive and invaluable today as they were hundreds of years ago. 3 people like this topic

The rules that governed Washington's etiquette were the Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior. 3 people like this topic.

In his youth, Washington put pen to paper to capture 110 Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and . If George Washington was writing this today, it’d go more like this: Urge no others in your company to watch a YouTube video as you look over their shoulder

In his youth, Washington put pen to paper to capture 110 Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation. If George Washington was writing this today, it’d go more like this: Urge no others in your company to watch a YouTube video as you look over their shoulder. Do not come into company prepared with a YouTube video to watch unless asked to do so. And never, ever look at your colleagues’ Gmail inboxes, however open they may be. 3. Do not laugh too loud or too much at any public spectacle.

"Labour to keep alive in your breast that little celestial fire called conscience.""Run not in the streets. . .nor with mouth open; go not upon the toes nor in a dancing fashion."George Washington was known as a remarkably modest and courteous man. Humility and flawless manners were so ingrained in his character that he rarely if ever acted without them.The "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior" that governed Washington's etiquette were by turns practical, inspirational and curious. These rules are as instructive and invaluable today as they were hundreds of years ago. George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior includes the complete text of the rules, as well as famous Washington writings such as:-Farewell to the Armies speech-Inaugural Address-Retirement Address-Address at the End of His Presidency
Reviews about George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior: ...And Other Important Writings (7):
Talvinl
It's interesting to read Washington's ideas on civility and decent behavior. Even though it really was a man's world back then and some ideas are down-right funny, we still could all step back and take a page...or two of the rules of behavior and reincorporate them back into our modern society. Washington learned these rules as a child and carried them through life, and although he had his flaws by modern standards, for the times, he was a well-respected, dignified man and a great leader. Everyday I work with children and deal with some adults who should "know better". Course and rude behavior seem to have become the norm. Maybe this little book should be required reading.
MilsoN
If we all abided by these rules of civility, we would be a pleasant society indeed. Part of what made the reading so fun was learning that many manners and customs still practiced today (albeit not by everyone) have such a long and distinguished history. The 110 rules written by George Washington have a somewhat mysterious origin. The speeches in the back of this tiny book add immeasurably to its (and President Washington's) gravitas.
Frlas
Hard to ever find fault with George Washington. Have not finished this book but know I will enjoy reading more about a man of such bravery and integrity, and especially his love for his troops. Proud to know he was chosen as our first president. Sure wish we could find a man of such honorable behavior and leanings again, instead of one who seems bent on destroying our wonderful America.
Enditaling
Good rules. Good formatting. Delivered in a cinch. Did not improve my Mad Max-esque driving style, as if I wanted that to change. Who needs to show respect to others when you’ve got twin bloodbags and reserve jerry cans of guzzoline?
Геракл
Every one should read this book! It is filled with gems of wisdom.
Eng.Men
Classic advice on how to behave amongst others from the "Father of our Country" George Washington. It's actually a very easy read. You need to read it, however, with an eye toward the times in which he lived, so some of it is dated but can be easily interpreted for use in the present day age in which we live. It really ought to be mandatory reading in our public schools to be sure!
Saimath
Very cheaply made book. I was disappointed to receive it today because I was planning to give it as a birthday gift. The content is excellent. The physical quality of the book is awful. I do not recommend this particular seller.
In this day of irreverance, sloppy dress, and bad manners, this little book should be required reading. Some of the "rules" have stuck with me for years, and play on my conscience when I am faced with certain situations. For instance, "Come not near the books or writings of another so as to read them unless desired, or give your opinion of them unasked. Also look not nigh when another is writing a letter." These rules are sometimes funny and many times very practical. During dinner, I have read a rule to the children, and great discussions come out of the subject matter.

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