-Thanks to custom, it is sufficient in order to be recognised as amiable, that he who is the subject of a malicious pleasantry may laugh as well as the author of it.
-Moderation in every thing is so essential, that it is even a violation of propriety itself to affect too much the observance of it.
-To dress with neatness, and elegant simplicity is important, even at home.
--From The Gentleman and Lady's Book of Politeness and Propriety of Deportment--
I thought I'd take these sentences out of context and present them as aphorisms.