An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Politeness is an easy virtue, costs little, and has great purchasing power.


Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888, American author)


I can be very polite, but I've found that doesn't always get a result. You have got to bang and thump tables.


Joy Baluch


Politeness -- The most acceptable hypocrisy.


Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914, American author, editor, journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary")


Politeness has been well defined as benevolence in small things.


Thomas B. Macaulay (1800-1859, American essayist and historian)


Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.


Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860, German philosopher)


To find out what others are feeling, don't prod or poke. If you want play with a turtle, you can't get it to come out of its shell by prodding and poking it with a stick, you might kill it. Be gentle not harsh, hard or forceful.


Author Unknown


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