Quotes / Nice to the Waiter

"Hey, smoke 'em if you got 'em, pal. I ain't no gendarme."
Booker DeWitt to a black servant, Bioshock Infinite

"A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person."

"He never yet no villainy ne said
In all his life, unto no manner wight.
He was a very perfect gentle knight."

"The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she is treated."
Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady

"In short he was a perfect cavaliero, And to his very valet seemed a hero."

"A man must indeed be a hero to appear such in the eyes of his valet."
Marshal Nicolas Catinat

"The power which the strong have over the weak, the employer over the employed, the educated over the unlettered, the experienced over the confiding, even the clever over the silly the forbearing or inoffensive use of all this power or authority, or a total abstinence from it when the case admits it, will show the gentleman in a plain light."
Robert E. Lee

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."

"Treat your inferiors as you would be treated by your superiors."
Seneca, Epistle 47:11

"The Sullivan show was broadcast live in the East, but it used to be delayed for California, where it was heard three hours later. So I was already home in Rockville Centre on this Sunday night when the call came... I thought it was somebody kidding me, maybe Larry Storch doing Jack Benny. Again the caller spoke. "Alan, this is Jack."
"Yeah," I said. "Sure."
"For God's sake," he said, "What do I have to do, play 'Love in Bloom'? This is Jack Benny, I just saw you on the Sullivan show, and you were wonderful."
He had gone to a lot of trouble—he'd phoned around, and finally reached my agent—to find my number, but that's what he was like, that's what Jack Benny was about."
Alan King, Name Dropping