Politeness Quotes and Sayings - Page 2
Politeness is the flower of humanity.
- Joseph Joubert
He was so excessively polite that Wallendar suspected he had endured many humiliations in his life.
- Henning Mankell
Polite conversation is rarely either.
- Fran Lebowitz
Politeness is to goodness what words are to thoughts.
- Joseph Joubert
Modesty is an excellent quality, honey. Don’t lose that.
- Will Fetters
Politeness is the result of good sense and good nature.
- Oliver Goldsmith
A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do, but what he should do.
- Haruki Murakami
No language is rude that can boast polite writers.
- Aubrey Beardsley
Politeness costs little and yields much.
Minimum information given with maximum politeness.
- Jacqueline Kennedy
Politeness is fictitious benevolence.
- Samuel Johnson
Politicians are like warts on the body of society. And the only thing worse than warts are lawyers and lobbyists.
- Jarod Kintz
Politeness has been well defined as benevolence in small things.
- Thomas Babington Macaulay
Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
~ Ambrose Bierce
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
The boldness of his mind was sheathed in a scabbard of politeness.
- Dumas Malone
Politeness is only one half good manners and the other half good lying.
- Mary Wilson Little
True politeness is perfect ease and freedom. It simply consists in treating others just as you love to be treated yourself.
A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.
- Bryant McGill