Politeness Quotes and Sayings

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

The truest politeness comes of sincerity.
– Samuel Smiles

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

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 means kindness.

Submitted by: Sanim

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

Politeness is the result of good sense and good nature.
– Oliver Goldsmith

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Gentleness is the great point to be obtained in the study of manners.
– Nathaniel Parker Willis

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

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

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.

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

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