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.
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.
Politeness means kindness.
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
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