Politeness Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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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

The boldness of his mind was sheathed in a scabbard of politeness.
– Dumas Malone

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Modesty is an excellent quality, honey. Don’t lose that.
– Will Fetters

Politeness is fictitious benevolence.
Samuel Johnson

Fine manners are like personal beauty,–a letter of credit everywhere.
– Cyrus Augustus Bartol

A real gentleman is as polite to a little girl as to a woman.
Louisa May Alcott

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