Politeness Quotes and Sayings
Politeness is a sign of dignity, not subservience.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you. Not because they are nice, but because you are.
Politeness is an inexpensive way of making friends.
- William Feather
Always be nice to people, whether you love them or hate them and earn your respect.
A man’s beauty is in his tongue.
- Prophet Mohammed
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 is the flower of humanity.
- Joseph Joubert
Politeness smooths wrinkles.
- Joseph Joubert
Politeness is the chief sign of culture.
- Baltasar Gracian
Politeness is organized indifference.
- Paul Valery
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
True politeness is perfect ease and freedom. It simply consists in treating others just as you love to be treated yourself.
Never start a sentence with the words ‘No offense.
- Gretchen Rubin
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette