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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.
For me, politeness is a sine qua non of civilization.
Robert A. Heinlein
Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy.
Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.
Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul.
Honore de Balzac
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Courteousness is consideration for others; politeness is the method used to deliver such considerations.
Bryant H. McGill
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.
Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They're underused.
Tommy Lee Jones
Politeness is the flower of humanity.
I want minimum information given with maximum politeness.
Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
Otto von Bismarck
True politeness consists in being easy one's self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can.
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faith, faith and freedom.
Callousness and insolence bring to bare unanimous social condemnation, while the simple efforts of politeness are admired; even in those who are otherwise despised.
Bryant H. McGill
Politeness is the poison of collaboration.
The only true source of politeness is consideration.
William Gilmore Simms
Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within.
Jean de la Bruyere
It is impossible to practice parliamentary politics without having patience, decency, politeness and courtesy.
The ability to compromise is not a diplomatic politeness toward a partner but rather taking into account and respecting your partner's legitimate interests.
Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same.
Politeness is organized indifference.
Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.
Madame de Stael
Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
That survival instinct, that will to live, that need to get back to life again, is more powerful than any consideration of taste, decency, politeness, manners, civility. Anything. It's such a powerful force.
With everybody having a Facebook and a Twitter, I feel like regular people consider themselves stars. It's a live, real-time upload of every time we buy a pair of socks, the most telling sign that we're losing our politeness. When you know everything about somebody, you can talk to them any way you please.
My father believed in toughness, honesty, politeness and being on time. All very important lessons.
I don't think you should have to try to be nice, I think most people are nice. I think being cheerful and nice is just a politeness.
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