The English are polite by telling lies. The Americans are polite by telling the truth.
I'm brash and abrasive but that's because I've noticed when people are nice and polite they never get anywhere.Mohamad Mahathir
Atticus had said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in, not about what you were interested in.harper lee
Admiration, n Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
By going on the defensive... libertarians are, inadvertently, conceding that speech should be policed for propriety, and that those who violate standards set by the PC set are somehow defective on those grounds alone and deserve to be purged from “polite” company."ilana mercer
By going on the defensive... libertarians are, inadvertently, conceding that speech should be policed for propriety, and that those who violate standards set by the PC set are somehow defective on those grounds alone and deserve to be purged from “polite” company."
While Santorum would have been defeated even without a filthy, lowercase definition of his last name floating around out there, having a name that can barely be mentioned in polite company anymore didn't help.... We helped to make Rick Santorum into a national laughingstock with an invaluable assist from Rick Santorum, of course.
Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
Democracy is not a polite employer. The only way out of elective office is to get sick or die or get kicked out.herbert hoover
The function of the university is not simply to teach bread-winning, or to furnish teachers for the public schools or to be a centre of polite society; it is, above all, to be the organ of that fine adjustment between real life and the growing knowledge of life, an adjustment which forms the secret of civilization.w. e. b. dubois
Minnesota is a state of public-spirited and polite people, where you can get a good cappucino and eat Thai food and find any book you want and yet live on a quiet tree-lined street with a backyard and send your kids to public school. When a state this good hits the jackpot, it can only be an inspiration to everybody.garrison keillor
I can’t tell you. I would say that if I did, I would have to kill you, but that wouldn’t be polite.sanjaya malakar
It is not enough to be wrong, one must also be polite.niels bohr
Some people did not like this ceremonious style. But after all when you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.winston churchill
It confirms my idea that you also need more liberal gun laws. Guns lead to a polite society, as we like to say in the United States. And I think that all of western Canada would agree with me.ann coulter
The old adage that polite conversation should not include talk of politics or religion is understandable because both subjects are so heavily laden with emotion that discussion can quickly turn to shouting. Blood is shed over politics, religion and the two in combination.john danforth
I do not see why I should be polite to tyrants, who slobber of humanitarianism and think only of their own petty interests.paul karl feyerabend
Greatness starts with the replacement of hatred with polite disdain.nassim nicholas taleb
I think “taste” is a social concept and not an artistic one. I’m willing to show good taste, if I can, in somebody else’s living room, but our reading life is too short for a writer to be in any way polite. Since his words enter into another’s brain in silence and intimacy, he should be as honest and explicit as we are with ourselves.john updike
The taste of beauty, and the relish of what is decent, just and amiable, perfects the character of the gentleman and the philosopher. And the study of such a taste or relish will, as we suppose, be ever the great employment and concern of him who covets as well to be wise and good, as agreeable and polite.
A dearth of words a woman need not fear; But 'tis a task indeed to learn to hear: In that the skill of conversation lies; That shows or makes you both polite and wise.Edward Young
She sits tormenting every guest, Nor gives her tongue one moment's rest, In phrases batter'd, stale, and trite, Which modern ladies call polite.jonathan swift
We must distinguish between a man of polite learning and a meer schollar: the first is a gentleman and what a gentleman should be; the last is a meer bookcase, a bundle of letters, a head stufft with the jargon of languages, a man that understands every body but is understood by no body.
What are sisters for if not to point out the things the rest of the world is too polite to mention?Claire Cook
Congress's definition of torture in those laws - the infliction of severe mental or physical pain - leaves room for interrogation methods that go beyond polite conversation .