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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #politeness

He was so excessively polite that Wallendar suspected he had endured many humiliations in his life.

Henning Mankell

#politeness #life

Don’t say bad words; don’t interrupt people; don’t shove; don’t steal; don’t lie. To the child, all these prohibitions appear identical (“It’s not nice”). The distinction between the ethical and the aesthetic will come only later, and gradually. Politeness thus precedes morality, or rather, morality at first is nothing more than politeness: a compliance with usage and its established rules, with the normative play of appearances—a compliance with the world and the ways of the world.

André Comte-Sponville


In England I am always madam; I arrived too late to ever be a miss. In New York I have only been madamed once, by the doorman at the Carlyle Hotel.

Anna Quindlen

#form-of-address #formality #london #madam #miss

In Japan, I was immensely impressed by the politeness, industrious nature and conscientiousness of the Japanese people.

Paul Getty

#immensely #impressed #industrious #japan #japanese

Reading at meals is considered rude in polite society, but if you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects.

Stephen King

#norms #politeness #reading #society #writing

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

Josh Billings

#gain #greatest #him #over #politeness

Politeness is the poison of collaboration.

Edwin Land

#poison #politeness

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