The Cynic's Rules of Conduct
by Chester Field Jr.
Publisher: Henry Altemus Company 1905
"Discuss family scandals before the servants. We should always be kind to the lower classes." "The chief duty of the best man is to prevent the groom from escaping before the ceremony." "There is only one worse break than asking a woman her age: it is looking incredulous when she tells it."
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