Politeness Quotes and Sayings - Page 2
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
The true effect of genuine politeness seems to be rather ease than pleasure.
– Samuel Johnson
The truest politeness comes of sincerity.
– Samuel Smiles
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
Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you. Not because they are nice, but because you are.
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