Politeness Quotes

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All doors open to courtesy.
Too much politeness conceals deceit.
— Chinese proverb

Chinese proverbs proverbs

Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.

hypocrisy

Politeness, my dear, is sometimes a great tax upon sincerity.

sincerity

There is a politeness so terrible, that rage beside it is balm.
Politeness is one-half good nature and the other half good lying.

lying

Politeness is a guilt-edged investment that seldom misses a dividend.
Treat everyone with politeness—even those who are rude to you. For remember that you show courtesy to others not because they are gentlemen, but because you are one.
Now as to politeness...I would however venture to call it benevolence in trifles; or the preference of others to ourselves in little daily, hourly, occurrences in the commerce of life.