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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

Politeness is the flower of humanity.
Joseph Joubert

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

Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
Otto von Bismarck

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.
Danny Boyle

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.
Fran Lebowitz
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Politeness Translations

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