politeness

A Quote by Lewis Carroll on speaking, politeness, rules, children, seen not heard, speak when spoken to, logic, argument, and conversation

'Speak when you're spoken to!' The Queen sharply interrupted her.
'But if everybody obeyed that rule,' said Alice, who was always ready for a little argument, 'and if you only spoke when you were spoken to, and the other person always waited for you to begin, you see nobody would ever say anything, so that -- '
'Ridiculous!' cried the Queen.  'Why, don't you see, child -- ' here she broke off with a frown, and, after thinking for a minute, suddenly changed the subject of the conversation. 

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 9

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Lewis Carroll on offense, pardon, politeness, confusion, semantics, meaning, and doublespeak

'I beg your pardon?' Alice said with a puzzled air.
'I'm not offended,' said Humpty Dumpty.

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 6

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Lewis Carroll on manners, politeness, advice, curtsies, courtesy, and saving time

Curtsey while you're thinking what to say, it saves time.

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 2

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by unknown on politeness

Politeness costs nothing and gains everything

unknown

Contributed by: Library Drone

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