Politeness Quotes and Sayings

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

Politeness is the flower of humanity.
Joseph Joubert

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


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

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

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