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    • Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
      The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce
    • One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.
    • It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship.
      The Pure and the Impure, 1932, by Colette
    • Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them.
    • That's the secret of entertaining. You make your guests feel welcome and at home. If you do that honestly, the rest takes care of itself.
      Northern Exposure, Northern Hospitality, 1994, by Barbara Hall
    • Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
    • We don't bother much about dress and manners in England, because as a nation we don't dress well and we've no manners.
      "You Never Can Tell" (1898), act I, by George Bernard Shaw
    • Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.
      Creators Syndicate, by Thomas Sowell
    • To have respect for ourselves guides our morals; and to have a deference for others governs our manners.
    • Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.
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