The only true source of politeness is consideration.
Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
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 is the result of good sense and good nature.
Be nice to everyone, always smile & appreciate things because it could all be gone tomorrow.
Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.
Politeness is the flower of humanity.
Politeness induces morality. Serenity of manners requires serenity of mind.
One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.
A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.
Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They're underused.
There is no accomplishment so easy to acquire as politeness and none more profitable.
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.
The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.
As charity covers a multitude of sins before God, so does politeness before men.
Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within.
Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same.
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
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.
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.
With hat in hand, one gets on in the world.
I want minimum information given with maximum politeness.
True politeness consists in being easy one's self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can.
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