Politeness Quotes and Sayings
Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Politeness is a sign of dignity, not subservience.
- Theodore 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 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 is the flower of humanity.
- Joseph Joubert
Politeness smooths wrinkles.
- Joseph Joubert
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