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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #politeness

Kant provides a more helpful answer. For him, these first semblances of virtue can be explained in terms of discipline, in other words, as a product of external constraint: what the child cannot do on his own because he has no instinct for it “others have to do … for him,” and in this way “one generation educates the next.

André Comte-Sponville


When your family is twice as weird as normal, you have to be twice as polite to authority, because authority hates weird.

Rosemary Clement-Moore

#politeness #family

The law and a thin veil of insincerity, all that prevents me from strangling an etiquette coach.


#funny #humor #law #manners #politeness

It is a wise thing to be polite; consequently, it is a stupid thing to be rude. To make enemies by unnecessary and willful incivility, is just as insane a proceeding as to set your house on fire. For politeness is like a counter--an avowedly false coin, with which it is foolish to be stingy.

Arthur Schopenhauer

#politeness #rudeness #life

I'm a shreddermouf, aren't I?' 'I was afraid of that,' said Tansy. He was going to keep her in his larder until he was hungy again, and then he was going to rip her apart. 'Dis is my lair', said the shreddermouth proudly. 'It's de best lair in Tiratattle.' 'Is it?' said Tansy. 'Oh yes. It's a drainage tunnel. Goes right up to de surface, it does. Lots of storage space. My name's Gulp.' 'Tansy,' said Tansy, deciding not to ask him what he kept in his storage space and wondering whether introductions were quite the thing.

Elizabeth Kay

#hopeless-situation #humor #introductions #lair #men-eating-monster

Piety is a discipline of the will through respect. It admits the right to exist of things larger than the ego, of things different from the ego.

Richard M. Weaver

#piety #politeness #rectitude #respect

Be not intimidated...nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice.

John Adams

#cowardice #decency #hypocrisy #politeness #cowardice

Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul.

Honore de Balzac

#nothing #perhaps #politeness #soul #than

Politeness is organized indifference.

Paul Valery

#organized #politeness

Politeness [is] a sign of dignity, not subservience.

Theodore Roosevelt

#manners #politeness #respect #respect

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