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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Politeness
 
A hunchback making a bow. (Excessive politeness.)  Chinese.  1
A civil denial is better than a rude grant.  2
Hat in hand goes through the land.  German.  3
Politeness is benevolence in small things.  Macaulay.  4
To be truly polite remember you must be polite at all times and under all circumstances.  5
A man without ceremony had need of great merit in its place.  6
After the land’s manner is mannerly.  Dutch.  7
As charity covers a multitude of sins before God, so does politeness before men.  Greville.  8
At Rome do as Rome does.  9
Cap in hand never did any harm.  Italian.  10
One never loseth anything by politeness.  11
One outward civility is current pay for another.  12
 
 
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