Politeness Quotes and Sayings

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

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

Politeness is fictitious benevolence.
Samuel Johnson

Politeness is the chief sign of culture.
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

The truest politeness comes of sincerity.
– Samuel Smiles

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

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

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


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

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

Politeness is the flower of humanity.
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.

Politeness is a wreath of flowers that adorns the world.
– Mme. de Bassanville

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