The only true source of politeness is consideration.
I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word - politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit.
Politeness does not always inspire goodness, equity, complaisance, and gratitude; it gives at least the appearance of these qualities, and makes man appear outwardly, as he should be within.
Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.
Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.
Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within.
Politeness is the result of good sense and good nature.
Politeness induces morality. Serenity of manners requires serenity of mind.
Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
There is no accomplishment so easy to acquire as politeness and none more profitable.
Politeness is the flower of humanity.
The wisest and best are repulsive, if they are characterized by repulsive manners. Politeness is an easy virtue, costs little, and has great purchasing power.
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
The polite of every country seem to have but one character. A gentleman of Sweden differs but little, except in trifles, from one of any other country. It is among the vulgar we are to find those distinctions which characterize a people.
Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy.
One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.
Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They're underused.
In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.
Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same.
Politeness is fictitious benevolence. Depend upon it, the want of it never fails to produce something disagreeable to one or other.
Politeness smooths wrinkles.
He is the very pineapple of politeness.
It is impossible to practice parliamentary politics without having patience, decency, politeness and courtesy.
The truest politeness comes of sincerity.
Gentleness is the great point to be obtained in the study of manners.
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