Politeness Quotes and Sayings
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
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
Fine manners are like personal beauty,–a letter of credit everywhere.
– Cyrus Augustus Bartol
A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.
– Bryant McGill
A real gentleman is as polite to a little girl as to a woman.
– Louisa May Alcott
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
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