Politeness Quotes and Sayings

Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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.

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

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

Politeness and a sense of honor have this advantage: we bestow them on others without losing a thing.
Baltasar Gracian

Politeness is fictitious benevolence.
Samuel Johnson

Politeness is a wreath of flowers that adorns the world.
– Mme. de Bassanville

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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