Quotation Explorer - 'Politeness'

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship. - Colette
Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back. - Thomas Sowell
E-mail has some magical ability to turn off the politeness gene in a human being. - Jeff Bezos
Politeness, delicacy [and] decency ... are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery, and cowardice. - John Adams
Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy. - Ambrose Bierce
You need not to love everyone, but you need to be polite with everyone, people will appreciate your politeness more than your love, because politeness is sweeter than love. - Amit Kalantri
Politeness [is] a sign of dignity, not subservience. - Theodore Roosevelt
Kindness in looks and words and ways is true politeness, and any one can have it if they only try to treat other people as they like to be treated themselves. - Louisa May Alcott
One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness. - Josh Billings
Politeness is one half good nature and the other half good lying. - Mary Wilson Little
Manners and politeness will never become old-fashioned. - Auliq Ice
Sorry, am I being rude?" she asks."I'm used to saying whatever is on my mind. Mom used to say that politeness is deception in pretty packaging - Veronica Roth
The very essence of politeness is to take care that by our words and actions we make other people pleased with us as well as with themselves. - Jean de La Bruyère
Politeness is half good manners and half good lying. - Mary Wilson Little
A little politeness might smooth the way ahead. Knowing it was his turn to be dispatched, the best he could hope for was as swift a death as the one Massetti had so thanklessly received. - Victoria Lamb
Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts. - Germaine de Staël
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