Politeness Quotes and Sayings

Politeness is the flower of humanity.
Joseph Joubert

Politeness is good nature regulated by good sense.
– Sydney Smith

Politeness is the chief sign of culture.
Baltasar Gracian

Politeness is only one half good manners and the other half good lying.
– Mary Wilson Little

Politeness is better than logic. You can often persuade when you cannot convince.
– Henry Wheeler Shaw


It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
– Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Politeness is the art of choosing among one’s real thoughts.
-Abel Stevens

There is no accomplishment so easy to acquire as politeness, and none more profitable.
– Henry Wheeler Shaw

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

Politeness means kindness.

Submitted by: Sanim

The truest politeness comes of sincerity.
– Samuel Smiles


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

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

Keep your farts at bay, if you have looseness of bowel.

Submitted by: Goet Veren Osman

Politeness and a sense of honor have this advantage: we bestow them on others without losing a thing.
Baltasar Gracian

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