Politeness Quotes and Sayings

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

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

Submitted by: asim on November 24, 2009

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

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

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


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

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

Politeness is fictitious benevolence.
Samuel Johnson

Politeness is the chief sign of culture.
Baltasar Gracian

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


The truest politeness comes of sincerity.
– Samuel Smiles

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

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

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

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