Politeness Quotes and Sayings
No one has ever been offended by someone with good manners and courteous behavior.
Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.
– Tommy Lee Jones
Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you. Not because they are nice, but because you are.
One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.
– Josh Billings
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
– Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Politeness is an inexpensive way of making friends.
– William Feather
Politeness costs little and yields much.
Politeness, The most acceptable hypocrisy.
~ Ambrose Bierce
Politeness is a sign of dignity, not subservience.
– Theodore Roosevelt
Always be nice to people, whether you love them or hate them and earn your respect.
Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
A man’s beauty is in his tongue.
– Prophet Mohammed
Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others.
– Gordon B. Hinckley
The only true source of politeness is consideration.
– William Gilmore Simms
Politeness is only one half good manners and the other half good lying.
– Mary Wilson Little
Politeness is the art of choosing among one’s real thoughts.
Politeness is good nature regulated by good sense.
– Sydney Smith
Politeness is fictitious benevolence.
– Samuel Johnson
Politeness is the chief sign of culture.
– Baltasar Gracian
Politeness is the result of good sense and good nature.
– Oliver Goldsmith
Gentleness is the great point to be obtained in the study of manners.
– Nathaniel Parker Willis
The truest politeness comes of sincerity.
– Samuel Smiles
There is no accomplishment so easy to acquire as politeness, and none more profitable.
– Henry Wheeler Shaw
Politeness is better than logic. You can often persuade when you cannot convince.
– Henry Wheeler Shaw
Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
– Arthur Schopenhauer