Politeness Quotes and Sayings

A man’s beauty is in his tongue.
– Prophet Mohammed

Submitted by: asim on November 24, 2009

Politeness is an inexpensive way of making friends.
– William Feather

Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.
– Tommy Lee Jones

One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.
Josh Billings

Politeness is a sign of dignity, not subservience.
Theodore Roosevelt

Don’t use harmful words on people cause you may hurt them but use helpful words on them cause it heal their pains.

Submitted by: DAVID ISRAEL on October 28, 2014

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

Politeness, The most acceptable hypocrisy.
Ambrose Bierce

Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

No one has ever been offended by someone with good manners and courteous behavior.

Politeness costs little and yields much.

A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.
Dave Barry

Always be nice to people, whether you love them or hate them and earn your respect.

Submitted by: Mayar Hesham on February 23, 2013

The only true source of politeness is consideration.
– William Gilmore Simms


Politeness costs nothing and gains everything.
– Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Politeness is the flower of humanity.
Joseph Joubert

Politeness is the chief sign of culture.
Baltasar Gracian

Politeness is better than logic. You can often persuade when you cannot convince.
– Henry Wheeler Shaw

Politeness is good nature regulated by good sense.
– Sydney Smith

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
– Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Politeness is only one half good manners and the other half good lying.
– Mary Wilson Little

There is no accomplishment so easy to acquire as politeness, and none more profitable.
– Henry Wheeler Shaw

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

Politeness is the art of choosing among one’s real thoughts.
-Abel Stevens


Politeness means kindness.

Submitted by: Sanim on June 19, 2016

The truest politeness comes of sincerity.
– Samuel Smiles

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

A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.
– Bryant McGill

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

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