Quotes by politeness

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  • Bryant H. McGill
    Bryant H. McGill
    American journalist and author 1969-
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    Callousness and insolence bring to bare unanimous social condemnation, while the simple efforts of politeness are admired; even in those who are otherwise despised.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
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    Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same.
  • Bryant H. McGill
    Bryant H. McGill
    American journalist and author 1969-
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    Courteousness is consideration for others; politeness is the method used to deliver such considerations.
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    Anglo-Irish dramatist 1751-1816
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    He is the very pineapple of politeness!
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    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.
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    French writer 1873-1954
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    It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
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    One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    Thomas B. Macaulay
    American essayist and historian 1800-1859
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    Politeness has well been defined as benevolence in small things.
    Source: Essays (Boswell)
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Politeness is as much concerned in answering letters within a reasonable time, as it is in returning a bow, immediately.
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    French writer 1754-1824
    Joseph Joubert
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    Politeness is the flower of humanity.
  • Edwin H. Land
    Edwin H. Land
    American scientist and inventor
    Edwin H. Land
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    Politeness is the slow poison of collaboration.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
    Arthur Schopenhauer
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    Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
    Jean de la Bruyère
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    Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within.
  • Louis XVIII
    Louis XVIII
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    Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
  • Lady Blessington
    Lady Blessington
    Irish novelist, journalist, and literary hostess 1789-1849
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    The chief prerequisite for a escort is to have a flexible conscience and an inflexible politeness.
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