Politeness Quotes and Sayings - Page 2
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.
Never start a sentence with the words ‘No offense.
- Gretchen Rubin
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Politeness is practical Christianity.
- Orville Dewey
There is no accomplishment so easy to acquire as politeness, and none more profitable.
- Henry Wheeler Shaw
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
Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within.
- Jean de la Bruyere
A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.
- Bryant McGill