Skip to comments.George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior
Posted on 02/18/2010 4:16:48 PM PST by La Enchiladita
By age sixteen, 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.
...These rules proclaim our respect for others and in turn give us the gift of self-respect and heightened self-esteem.
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Thanks so much, my dear! :-)
I have read these (I think I have a copy purchased at Mt. Vernon......or somewhere. :)
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to read them again!
Hmmmmmm..........I need to pay attention to this one. There are plenty of people around here who "give Occasion" for scoffing. ;)
I think the great General Washington would give you a much better grade in Civility 101 than many other posters here. Not to worry, my dear.:-)
Anyway, we do not scoff, we just “point out.” LOL.
I'm just "pointing out."
I LIKE it. :)
(And George Washington has been my hero for a very, very long time. Thanks again for this thread!)
Can you imagine what General Washington would think of the use of cell phones in public, as we have now?! Wow.
Thanks La Enchiladita.
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Dammit. There goes FR.
Another 105 things for me to work on.
Just be patient; you’ll get there. People in today’s world will think you odd, though, LOL. I wonder which 4 you have already achieved....hmmm......:)
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