Politeness Quotes and Sayings
Politeness is a sign of dignity, not subservience.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
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
Politeness is an inexpensive way of making friends.
- William Feather
A man’s beauty is in his tongue.
- Prophet Mohammed
Politeness is organized indifference.
- Paul Valery
Politeness is good nature regulated by good sense.
- Sydney Smith
Politeness is better than logic. You can often persuade when you cannot convince.
- Henry Wheeler Shaw
The only true source of politeness is consideration.
- William Gilmore Simms
Politeness smooths wrinkles.
- Joseph Joubert
Always be nice to people, whether you love them or hate them and earn your respect.
Politeness is the chief sign of culture.
- Baltasar Gracian
Politeness costs little and yields much.
Minimum information given with maximum politeness.
- Jacqueline Kennedy
Politeness is fictitious benevolence.
- Samuel Johnson
Politicians are like warts on the body of society. And the only thing worse than warts are lawyers and lobbyists.
- Jarod Kintz
Politeness has been well defined as benevolence in small things.
- Thomas Babington Macaulay
Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
~ Ambrose Bierce
Fine manners are like personal beauty,–a letter of credit everywhere.
- Cyrus Augustus Bartol
Politeness costs nothing and gains everything.
- Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Politeness is the art of choosing among one’s real thoughts.
Politeness is a wreath of flowers that adorns the world.
- Mme. de Bassanville
Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
The boldness of his mind was sheathed in a scabbard of politeness.
- Dumas Malone
Politeness is only one half good manners and the other half good lying.
- Mary Wilson Little