Emily Post

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Emily Post (October 27, 1872 – September 25, 1960) was an American author famous for writing on etiquette.


Post was born as Emily Price in Baltimore, Maryland in October 1872. Her father was the architect Bruce Price and her mother was Josephine (Lee) Price of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. After being educated at home in her early years, she attended Miss Graham's ... more »

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  • ''To the old saying that man built the house but woman made of it a "home" might be added the modern supplement that woman accepted cooking as a chore but man has made of it a recreation.''
    Emily Post (1873-1960), U.S. hostess. Etiquette, ch. 34 (1922).
  • ''To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule.''
    Emily Post (1873-1960), U.S. hostess. Etiquette, ch. 33 (1922).
  • ''Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory.''
    Emily Post (1873-1960), U.S. hostess. Etiquette, ch. 6 (1922).
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