Rudeness Quotes

Straightforwardness, without the rules of propriety, becomes rudeness

Confucius

There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.

John Locke

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength

Eric Hoffer

You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners.

Rita Mae Brown

A little rudeness and disrespect can elevate a meaningless interaction to a battle of wills and add drama to an otherwise dull day.

Bill Watterson

There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse

John Locke

Arrogance and rudeness are training wheels on the bicycle of life, for weak people who cannot keep their balance without them.

Laura Teresa Marquez

Most young people think they are natural when they are only boorish and rude.

François de la Rochefoucauld

Bore: a man who is never unintentionally rude.

Oscar Wilde

It is terribly rude to tell people that their troubles are boring.

Lemony Snicket

Wisdom has taught us to be calm and meek, To take one blow, and turn the other cheek; It is not written what a man shall do If the rude caitiff smite the other too!

Oliver Wendell Homes

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 utter bloody rudeness of the world today.

Lynne Truss

Yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often. Best to say nothing at all, my dear man.

Joanne Kathleen Rowling

No one can be as calculatedly rude as the British, which amazes Americans, who do not understand studied insult and can only offer abuse as a substitute.

Paul Gallico

Women's gentle brain Could not drop forth such giant rude invention

William Shakespeare

The citizen's job is to be rude - to pierce the comfort of professional intercourse by boorish expressions of doubt

John Ralston Saul

The Japanese have perfected good manners and made them indistinguishable from rudeness

Paul Edward Theroux`

There is more offensive act of theatrical rudeness than coming late to a performance.

Maurice Zolotow

America is a model of force and freedom and moderation -- with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.

Lord Byron

Living en famille provides the strongest motives for rudeness combined with the maximum opportunity for displaying it.

Quentin Crisp

America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.

Lord Byron

Nobody would take checks from Indians, nobody would give them any credit, and nobody would let them drink in the bars. There was a rudeness, a brusqueness, with which the Indians were treated constantly. At a very young age, that had entered my consciousness.

James Welch

The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.

E. James Rohn

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