Politeness Quotes and Sayings - Page 2

Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

Politeness costs nothing and gains everything.
– Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Politeness has been well defined as benevolence in small things.
– Thomas Babington Macaulay

Politeness smooths wrinkles.
Joseph Joubert

Politeness is to goodness what words are to thoughts.
Joseph Joubert

Politeness is the flower of humanity.
Joseph Joubert

The true effect of genuine politeness seems to be rather ease than pleasure.
Samuel Johnson

There is a politeness of the heart; this is closely allied to love.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Politeness is practical Christianity.
– Orville Dewey

True politeness is perfect ease and freedom. It simply consists in treating others just as you love to be treated yourself.

Politeness is a wreath of flowers that adorns the world.
– Mme. de Bassanville

Fine manners are like personal beauty,–a letter of credit everywhere.
– Cyrus Augustus Bartol

A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.
– Bryant McGill

A real gentleman is as polite to a little girl as to a woman.
– Louisa May Alcott

One needs no particular talent to be polite. On the contrary, being nice is what’s left when you’ve failed at everything else.
– Diane Setterfield

The boldness of his mind was sheathed in a scabbard of politeness.
– Dumas Malone

Modesty is an excellent quality, honey. Don’t lose that.
– Will Fetters


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