Politeness is to goodness what words are...
- Politeness is the flower of humanity. – Joseph Joubert
- Politeness smooths wrinkles. – Joseph Joubert
- Politeness is the result of good sense and good nature. – Oliver Goldsmith
- Politeness is good nature regulated by good sense. – Sydney Smith
- Politeness is the art of choosing among one’s real thoughts. ~Abel Stevens
- Politeness is only one half good manners and the other half good lying. – Mary Wilson...
- Politeness costs little and yields much.