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Letter "P" » politeness
«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.»
«I want minimum information given with maximum politeness.»
«Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same.»
«It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.»
«I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.»
«Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.»
Author: Otto von Bismarck
, Prime Minister
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«He is the very pineapple of politeness!»
«For me, politeness is a sine qua non of civilization.»
«In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.»
Author: Thomas Jefferson
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«I would wish my countrymen to adopt just so much of European politeness as to be ready to make all those little sacrifices of self, which really render Europeans amiable, and relieve society from the disagreeable scenes to which rudeness often subjec»