Politeness Quotes and Sayings - Page 2
A real gentleman is as polite to a little girl as to a woman.
- Louisa May Alcott
There is a politeness of the heart; this is closely allied to love.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Gentleness is the great point to be obtained in the study of manners.
- Nathaniel Parker Willis
E-mail has some magical ability to turn off the politeness gene in a human being.
- Jeff Bezos
I want minimum information given with maximum politeness.
- Jackie Kennedy
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
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
Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others.
- Gordon B. Hinckley
A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.
- Bryant McGill
No language is rude that can boast polite writers.
- Aubrey Beardsley