Monday, November 12, 2007

Politeness


Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.
~Madame de Stael

8 comments:

Stephen Bess said...

a nice lesson in diplomacy.

Forever Young said...

politeness is rarely found in the young these days.

Janice Thomson said...

Oh good one! One doesn't see this much anymore even in the adults...

get zapped said...

stephen- you said it.

4ey-says a lot about society.

janice-manners have waned.

studio lolo said...

I love this quote. It reminds me of something I read once about going through 4 gates before you say something that may hurt someone. I forget what the gates were, of course! Another thing I heard that I do like to put into practice is to think about your intention before saying something. You'd be surprised at how many times you end up saying nothing. It really helps.

polona said...

oh yes... the secret of diplomacy :)

DeLi said...

my grandma tells us that politeness is a virtue!

get zapped said...

lolo- what a great practice, I know I talk unnecessarily.

polona- we could use it!

deli- and Grandmas know....