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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

Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business. Large stores, gilt signs, flaming advertisements, will all prove unavailing if you or your employees treat your patrons abruptly. The truth is, the more kind and liberal a man is, the more generous will be the patronage bestowed upon him.
P. T. Barnum

Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
Louis XVIII

I want minimum information given with maximum politeness.
Jackie Kennedy
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Politeness Translations

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