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“Politeness forbids any display of resentment. The polished surface throws back the arrow.”
“The art of conversation consists in the exercise of two fine qualities. You must originate, and you must sympathize; you must possess at the same time the habit of communicating and of listening attentively.”
“... politeness is goodness of heart put into daily practice ...”
“True politeness is the language of a good heart, and those possessing that heart will never, under any circumstance, be rude.”