Meet the people who make up this extraordinary community on the shores of the Chesapeake, where history is still in the making. Your revolution starts here.
On his way to medical school at the University of Maryland, Jimmy Comotto ’14 says what influenced him most at WC had everything to do with its people.
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Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.
It is good Manners to prefer them to whom we Speak before ourselves especially if they be above us with whom in no Sort we ought to begin.
In visiting the Sick, do not Presently play the Physician if you be not Knowing therein.
Think before you Speak pronounce not imperfectly nor bring out your Words too hastily but orderly & distinctly.
Labour to keep alive in your Breast that Little Spark of Celestial fire Called Conscience.
When you meet with one of Greater Quality than yourself, Stop, and retire especially if it be at a Door or any Straight place to give way for him to Pass.
Let your Countenance be pleasant but in Serious Matters Somewhat grave.
Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Public Spectacle.
When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body, not usually Discovered.
A Man ought not to value himself of his Achievements, or rare Qualities of wit; much less of his riches Virtue or Kindred.
If any one come to Speak to you while you are Sitting Stand up though he be your Inferior, and when you Present Seats let it be to every one according to his Degree.
Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise.
Be no Flatterer, neither Play with any that delights not to be Played Withal.
Be not immodest in urging your Friends to Discover a Secret.
When a man does all he can though it Succeeds not well blame not him that did it.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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