An armed society is a polite society. (19th century)
ASAP = After Someone Asks Politely.
Politeness is the most acceptable hypocrisy.
Anyone can be polite to a king. It takes a gentleman to be polite to a beggar.
A polite man is one who listens with interest to things he knows all about when they are told to him by a person who knows nothing about them.
Politeness wins the confidence of princes.
If you bow at all, bow low.
If you have no money, be polite.
Our society finds truth too strong a medicine to digest undiluted. In its purest form, truth is not a polite tap on the shoulder; it is a howling reproach. What Moses brought down from Mt. Sinai were not suggestions but ten commandments.
Politeness is what warmth is to wax.