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Definition of Politeness

Politeness

  1. High finish; smoothness; burnished elegance.
  2. The quality or state of being polite; refinement of manners; urbanity; courteous behavior; complaisance; obliging attentions.

Politeness Quotations

The only true source of politeness is consideration. - William Gilmore Simms
The only true source of politeness is consideration.
William Gilmore Simms

One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.
Josh Billings

Great men show politeness in a particular way; a smile suffices to assure you that you are welcome, and keep about their avocations as if you were a member of the family.
John James Audubon

For me, politeness is a sine qua non of civilization.
Robert A. Heinlein

Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.
Madame de Stael
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Politeness Translations

politeness in Dutch is beleefdheid, hoffelijkheid
politeness in Italian is cortesia
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