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40 Quotes On Politeness


  • Politeness is good nature regulated by good sense. – Sydney Smith


  • Politeness is the flower of humanity. – Joseph Joubert



  • A man never loses anything by politeness. – Henry Venn


  • Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none. — Benjamin Franklin


  • One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness. – Josh Billings


  • A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect. – Bryant H. McGill


  • Politeness has been well defined as benevolence in small things. – Thomas B. Macaulay


  • The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones. – Solomon Ibn Gabirol


  • Treat everyone politely, even those rude to you; not because they are nice, but because you are. – Jean Cherni


  • The true effect of genuine politeness seems to be rather ease than pleasure. – Samuel Johnson


  • Politeness is better than logic. You can often persuade when you cannot convince. – Josh Billings


  • Courteousness is consideration for others; politeness is the method used to deliver such considerations. – Bryant H. McGill


  • The manner is often as important as the matter, sometimes more so. — Lord Chesterfield


  • Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength. – Eric Hoffer


  • Politeness induces morality. Serenity of manners requires serenity of mind. – Julia Howe
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  • Politeness is the result of good sense and good nature. – Oliver Goldsmith


  • Being polite and grateful will make people more inclined to help you. And if people are willing to help you, you may accidentally get something you want. – Jason Sudeikis


  • A polite devil is more agreeable than a rude saint. – Lebanese Proverb


  • Politeness is to goodness what words are to thoughts. – Joseph Joubert


  • Politeness is like an air cushion: there may be nothing in it, but it eases our jolts wonderfully. -Samuel Johnson


  • Politeness of the mind is to have delicate thoughts. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld


  • Politeness is organized indifference. – Paul Valery


  • Please and thank you are still magic words.- unknown

  • A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect. – Bryant McGill


  • Politeness is not always a sign of wisdom; but the want of it always leaves room for a suspicion of folly, if folly and imprudence are the same. – Walter Landor


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  • Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax. – Arthur Schopenhauer


  • Politeness is the art of choosing among one’s real thoughts. – Abel Stevens


  • The truest politeness comes of sincerity. – Samuel Smiles


  • Politeness cost nothing and gain everything – Unknown


  • I’m big on manners. I’m big on politeness. I’m big on gratitude. – Kate Hudson


  • Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within. – Jean de la Bruyere
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  • Politeness – The most acceptable hypocrisy. – Ambrose Bierce


  • With hat in hand, one gets on in the world. – Berthold Auerbach


  • Polite words open iron gates. – Unknown


  • There is a time for politeness and there is a time when you are obliged to be rude, as rude as you have to be to stop such pollution of young minds in its tracks with a quick, unignorable shock. -Daniel Dennett


  • Politeness is one-half good nature and the other half good lying. – Mary Wilson


  • Politeness is an inexpensive way of making friends. – William Feather


  • Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld


  • Politeness is nothing more than an elegant and concealed species of flattery, tending to put the person to whom it is addressed in good humor and respect with himself. – Richard Cumberland