Sometimes it seems that “being nice” to others isn’t very important to people any more.
Reprehend not the imperfections of others, for that belongs to parents, masters, and superiors.
Gaze not on the marks or blemishes of others and ask not how they came. What you may speak in secret to your friend, deliver not before others.
Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise.
Speak not evil of the absent, for it is unjust.
Being set at meat scratch not, neither spit, cough, or blow your nose except there's a necessity for it.
Take no salt or cut bread with your knife greasy.
Drink not nor talk with your mouth full; neither gaze about you while you are a drinking.
Put not your meat to your mouth with your knife in your hand; neither spit forth the stones of any fruit pie upon a dish nor cast anything under the table.
Washington’s list goes on. How do your ideas about civility compare to those of George Washington?