Politeness Quotes and Sayings - Page 2
Politeness costs little and yields much.
A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.
– Bryant McGill
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 is the flower of humanity.
– Joseph Joubert
The boldness of his mind was sheathed in a scabbard of politeness.
– Dumas Malone
Politeness is the result of good sense and good nature.
– Oliver Goldsmith
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
A real gentleman is as polite to a little girl as to a woman.
– Louisa May Alcott
Politeness is fictitious benevolence.
– Samuel Johnson
Politeness has been well defined as benevolence in small things.
– Thomas Babington Macaulay
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
Modesty is an excellent quality, honey. Don’t lose that.
– Will Fetters
True politeness is perfect ease and freedom. It simply consists in treating others just as you love to be treated yourself.
Politeness is practical Christianity.
– Orville Dewey
The true effect of genuine politeness seems to be rather ease than pleasure.
– Samuel Johnson