Quotes About Rudeness

Quotes tagged as "rudeness" (showing 1-30 of 49)
Lemony Snicket
“It is terribly rude to tell people that their troubles are boring.”
Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book

Eric Hoffer
“Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.”
Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind: And Other Aphorisms

Arthur Schopenhauer
“It is a wise thing to be polite; consequently, it is a stupid thing to be rude. To make enemies by unnecessary and willful incivility, is just as insane a proceeding as to set your house on fire. For politeness is like a counter--an avowedly false coin, with which it is foolish to be stingy.”
Arthur Schopenhauer, The Wisdom of Life and Counsels and Maxims

Edmund Burke
“Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.”
Edmund Burke

Bryant McGill
“No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy.”
Bryant McGill

“When the healthy pursuit of self-interest and self-realization turns into self-absorption, other people can lose their intrinsic value in our eyes and become mere means to the fulfillment of our needs and desires.”
P.M. Forni, The Civility Solution: What to Do When People Are Rude

Mark A. Cooper
“She’s like a cross between an onion and donkey,” Farah said.
“Why?” Jason and Connor asked simultaneously.
“Cause she’s a piece of ass that will bring a tear to your eye.” Farah laughed.”
Mark A. Cooper, Royal Decree

Tom Robbins
“Death is impatient and thoughtless. It barges into your room when you are right in the middle of something, and it doesn't bother to wipe its boots.”
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

Anne Brontë
“Preserve me from such cordiality! It is like handling briar-roses and may-blossoms - bright enough to the eye, and outwardly soft to the touch, but you know there are thorns beneath, and every now and then you feel them too; and perhaps resent the injury by crushing them in till you have destroyed their power, though somewhat to the detriment of your own fingers.”
Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

J.K. Rowling
“Professor, why couldn't we just Apparate directly into your old colleague's house?'
'Because it would be quite as rude as kicking down the front door,' said Dumbledore. 'Courtesy dictates that we offer fellow wizards the opportunity of denying us entry.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Naguib Mahfouz
“إن بلادنا في حاجة إلى جرعات قوية من قلة الأدب حيال الملوك حتى تفيق من إغمائها الطويل”
Naguib Mahfouz, Sugar Street

Tamora Pierce
“I would apologize for my rudeness, if I had any manners. Happily, I don't.”
Tamora Pierce, Emperor Mage

Bryant McGill
“If you are rude, cynical, habitually-sarcastic or pessimistic, your life options are going to be very limited.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Mary Stanton
“This was our last night. We only had one curtain call, Bree. And I thought they were going to give us a standing ovation, but no-o-o-. Do you know why half the audience stood up?"
"To get a head start on the traffic," Bree said.
"To get a head start on the traffic," Antonia agreed in indignation. "I mean, here we are, dancing and singing our little guts out, and all those folks want to do is get to bed early. I ask you, whatever happened to common courtesy? Whatever happened to decent manners? Doesn't anyone care about craft anymore? And on top of that, it's not even nice.”
Mary Stanton, Defending Angels

Yann Martel
“Was it the forgetfulness of old age or personal incapacity that made the man able to say please but not thank you?”
Yann Martel, Beatrice and Virgil

Lynne Truss
“...when a phone call competes for attention with a real-world conversation, it wins. Everyone knows the distinctive high-and-dry feeling of being abandoned for a phone call, and of having to compensate - with quite elaborate behaviours = for the sudden half-disappearance of the person we were just speaking to. 'Go ahead!' we say. 'Don't mind us! Oh look, here's a magazine I can read!' When the call is over, other rituals come into play, to minimise the disruption caused and to restore good feeling.”
Lynne Truss, Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door

Steve Shallenberger
“Replacing rudeness and impatience with the Golden Rule may not change the world, but it will change your world and your relationships.”
Steve Shallenberger, Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders

Elizabeth Bowen
“Livvy noted there seemed some communal feeling between the married: any wife could be faintly rude to anyone else's husband.”
Elizabeth Bowen, The Last September

“Do not be threatened by rude people because rudeness is a sign of insecurity.”
Gugu Mona

“Don't hang out with people who are:

or make you feel...
Germany Kent

“أُرحِّبْ بك في بيتك القديم وأنا اليك الزائر الغريب ، لا تنتقد جرأتي.. الستُ من دعوتني”
Sam Houssami

“Rudeness is a means to attract attention, assert power, cover-up ineptitude, deflect personal insecurities, and intimidate meeker people.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Louise Penny
“…believing sarcasm and rude remarks kept the monsters at bay. They didn’t.”
Louise Penny, A Rule Against Murder

Jane Wilson-Howarth
“I like the way Nepalis point by pouting their lips; they reckon pointing with a finger is rude.”
Jane Wilson-Howarth, Himalayan Kidnap: The First Alex and James Eco-Aventure in Nepal

“A person who holds strong convictions might appear inflexible, impolite, or exceptionally obtuse, when they are merely direct.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Wataru Watari
“How rude could you get? She was treating a boy she'd only just met as an inferior being. The only other person I can think of who does that is a Saiyan prince.”
Wataru Watari, やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている 1

“Do not be threatened by rude people because rudeness is a sign of insecurity.”
Gift Gugu Mona

Sue Grafton
“I find it so liberating when other people are rude. It makes me feel mild and lazy and mean.”
Sue Grafton, C is for Corpse

“I believe sarcasm is the passive form of rudeness and should not be tolerated in the Body of Christ.”
Sean Feucht, Culture of Revival: A Revivalist Field Manual: Volume 1: Perseverance with Joy

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