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Politeness: The most acceptable hypocrisy.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) American newspaperman and short-story writer.

Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher.

To find out what others are feeling, don't prod or poke. If you want play with a turtle, you can't get it to come out of its shell by prodding and poking it with a stick, you might kill it. Be gentle not harsh, hard or forceful.

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