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Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Most people have no idea how to politely answer a phone. The English do, and it's been their only major business advantage for the past two centuries.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
It's politely assumed that democracy is a means of containing and restraining violence. But violence comes not from genes but from ideas.
When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere.
I find it next to impossible to remain politely silent when people prate to me about the glory of being given another chance to live happily ever after!
I would like to do more dramas when I find a good role that will allow me to politely upset people's expectations of me as a comic actor.
Always speak politely to an enraged Dragon.
We will hang you, never fear, Most politely, most politely.
My makeup wasn't smeared, I wasn't disheveled, I behaved politely, and I never finished off a bottle, so how could I be alcoholic?
I'm always a big fan of if you approach somebody politely about something and you're not a nudge - you're just pretty honest and simple, my kind of philosophy is that I'm not afraid of 'no,' and that's way different than 'I won't take no for an answer.'
I've learned, I think, to be able to distinguish between the necessary and the unnecessary as far as my limited outside time is concerned. Saying 'no' politely is a necessity if one wants to lead any kind of stable life.
Generally, when a record label suggests album ideas for you, you smile politely, and then proceed to shoot it down, because it's never what you as an artist feel is right for you.
One night I was standing on Third Avenue playing my guitar, when this big Irish policeman came strolling by, and stopped to listen to my singing and playing. When I was done, he politely handed me a ticket for disturbing the peace, while at the same time telling me how much he liked my voice. I wish I still had that ticket.
One often forgets that even if art is a very successful field in contemporary culture, there are still a lot of people alienated by it. Even if people don't fully understand where my work is coming from, at least there's somebody who looks kind of sane standing in front of you and politely engaging with you. People react.
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