Saturday, October 14, 2017

George Washington's Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Rules of Civility


NOTE: This post is part of a recurring series of posts reproducing a series of rules that are commonly known as George Washington's rules of civility. Though Washington did not invent them, he learned them as a child, and they certainly help to explain why and how George Washington was a man of such great character. For the previous post in this series, please click here.

2. "When in company, put not your hands to any part of the body not usually discovered."

3. "Show nothing to your friend that may affright him." 

4. "In the presence of others sing not to yourself with a humming noise, nor drum with your fingers and feet." 

5. "If you cough, sneeze, sigh, or yawn, do it not loud but privately; and speak not in your yawning, but put your handkerchief or hand before your face and turn aside."

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