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Wise Quotes about Rudeness

May you find great value in these Rudeness quotes and sayings.

Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength.
- Eric Hoffer

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

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

 

The Japanese have perfected good manners and made them
indistinguishable from rudeness.
- Paul Theroux

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

A person who is nice to you,
but rude to the waiter,
is not a nice person.
- Dave Barry

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Journalists are accused of being lapdogs when they
don't ask the hard questions,
but then accused of being rude when they do.
Good thing we have tough hides.
- Gwen Ifill

You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners.
- Rita Mae Brown

We decided that the French could never write user-friendly
software because they're so rude.
- Doug Coupland

I get really saucy after a few drinks.
Sexy rude, not obnoxious rude.
- Katie Price

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

A soft refusal is not always taken, but a rude one is immediately believed.
- Alexander Chase

They handled it very badly.
It was disappointing and very humiliating.
John York was very rude.
He never consulted with me over what he said to the press.
- Louise Jameson

I can't stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can
a rude remark or a vulgar action.
- Tennessee Williams

And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart,
till the Devil whispered behind the leaves "It's pretty,
but is it Art?"
- Rudyard Kipling

I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening.
That was it.
I'd seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it.
- Bryan Adams

I was raised not to be rude, but I also try to get
the best work out of people.
- Dick Wolf

Yeah, I'm obnoxious, yeah, I cut people off,
yeah, I'm rude.
You know why? Because you're busy.
- Bill O'Reilly

I can remember how rude I could be at times to journalists
and people phoning up for advice.
- Benjamin Cohen

It's a rather rude gesture, but at least it's clear what you mean.
- Katharine Hepburn

When we did Top of the Pops for the third time,
we decided to do it as a television program here called Come Dancing,
which is not as rude as it sounds.
- Neil Innes

A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit,
as a rude friend is to protect.
- Bryant H. McGill

With my somewhat vague aspiring mind,
to be imprisoned in the rude details of a most material life was often irksome.
- Edward Carpenter

Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels
like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious,
rude, belligerent, and brutal.
- Benjamin Spock

It's not a slam at you when people are rude,
it's a slam at the people they've met before.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

The thing about hearing loss is that no one can see it.
Most people are so impatient; they just assume that
the person with hearing loss is being rude,
or slow-witted.
- Marion Ross

It is more comfortable for me, in the long run,
to be rude than polite.
- Wyndham Lewis

Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song,
however rude it may be.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

The child now shewed her a narrow and rugged descent,
made by cutting the red clay and stones,
of which the cliffs are here composed,
into a sort of rude steps.
- Charlotte Smith

Get as rude as possible and don't let anyone tell you how to live.
- Mick Mars

I have a rude thought every three seconds!
- Lee Ryan

Keep your private life private.
Be open to suggestions from different people.
And just be nice.
I have heard stories about people who are just plain
rude to the press or fans.
- Michelle Trachtenberg

No language is rude that can boast polite writers.
- Aubrey Beardsley

The earliest form in which romances appear is that of a rude kind of verse.
- Thomas Bulfinch

Indeed, I was so afraid to dishonour my friends and
family by my indiscreet actions,
that I rather chose to be accounted a fool,
than to be thought rude or wanton.
- Margaret Cavendish

Whoever called snooker 'chess with balls' was rude,
but right.
- Clive James

If you're rude for television's sake,
it ain't reality TV.
- Pete Waterman

I lapsed into rude.
- Dennis Miller

Well I don't want to talk about myself,
that's so rude and egotistical.
- Christine Lavin

It's not as if I can just pop on my show and be rude if I've had a hard day.
- Neil Cavuto

It gave me a moment of exquisite satisfaction to find
myself moving away from civilisation in this rude canvas
canoe of a model that has served primitive races since men first went to sea.
- John Millington Synge

I very rarely came across rude or disrespectful people.
I don't know how I slipped by all of them,
but I honestly can't think of one experience off the
top of my head that was like that.
I'm sure they're there, but I'd have to think really hard to recall them.
- Scott Baio

Something about her eyes or voice has always suggested
the hint of a free spirit,
trapped in a Peck and Peck cage, dreaming of making
rude noises at public gatherings of Republicans.
- Jeff Greenfield

Everywhere among the English-speaking race criminal justice was rude,
and punishments were barbarous; but the tendency was
to do away with special privileges and legal exemptions.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away,
and in their stead I beheld the horrors,
the corruption, the evils and hypocrisy of society,
and as I stood among them, a young wife,
a great wail of agony went out from my soul.
- Victoria Woodhull

But say some, would you expose woman to the contact of rough,
rude, drinking, swearing, fighting men at the ballot
box? What a humiliating confession lies in this plea
for keeping woman in the background!
- Ernestine Rose

I saw the Count lying within the box upon the earth,
some of which the rude falling from the cart had scattered over him.
He was deathly pale, just like a waxen image,
and the red eyes glared with the horrible vindictive
look which I knew so well.
- Bram Stoker

A rude nature is worse than a brute nature by so much
more as man is better than a beast:
and those that are of civil natures and genteel dispositions
are as much nearer to celestial creatures as those
that are rude and cruel are to devils.
- Margaret Cavendish

It chills my blood to hear the blest Supreme Rudely
appealed to on each trifling theme.
- William Cowper

The time was not yet ripe for the growth of mathematical science among us,
and any development that might have taken place in
that direction was rudely stopped by the civil war.
- Simon Newcomb

Here society is reduced to its original elements,
the whole fabric of art and conventionality is struck rudely to pieces,
and men find themselves suddenly brought back to the
wants and resources of their original natures.
- Francis Parkman

By placing discretion in the hands of an official to grant or deny a license,
such a statute creates a threat of censorship that
by its very existence chills free speech.
- Harry A. Blackmun

Kelly, Kelly, Kelly.
I love your voice man, you give me chills...
Brilliant.
- Randy Jackson

Night after night I could feel the chills go up and down my spine,
they played so well.
- Lawrence Welk

I kept having chills.
This was in the middle of the summer and I was wearing
a sheepskin jacket and I was chilling.
I was shaking all over.
- Dick York

UNC symbolizes something special.
When you get chills you know you belong here.
- Lorrie Fair

Or he can work it out as a metrical and formal exercise,
but he will be disappointed in its content.
The New Year's prospect fairly chills his daunting breast.
- John C. Ransom

When I sing, I feel like when you're first in love.
It's more than sex.
It's that point two people can get to they call love,
when you really touch someone for the first time,
but it's gigantic, multiplied by the whole audience.
I feel chills.
- Janis Joplin

Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into
the kind of statue likes,
and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has.
- Randolph Bourne

Placing on writers the responsibility to represent
a culture is an onerous burden.
- Amy Tan

I honored the fallen enemy by placing a stone on his beautiful grave.
- Manfred von Richthofen

Placing the ball in the right position for the next
shot is eighty percent of winning golf.
- Ben Hogan

One of the mistakes I made was placing too much trust in Montesinos.
- Alberto Fujimori

This administration and the leadership in Congress
appear to be intent on valuing wealth over work,
thereby placing working families at a distinct disadvantage.
- Tim Bishop

I've helped people get rid of headaches by placing
my hand on their forehead,
and backaches by placing my hand on their back.
It's a powerful example of love that really works.
- Shelley Long

Making me into a role model is placing too much importance
on what I see as a work in progress.
- P. J. Harvey

I cannot let this opportunity pass without placing
on record how much I have enjoyed my cricket with Kent.
- Frank Woolley

I should like to be remembered as the man who raised a voice against...
placing limitations on the freedom of the individual.
- Dennis Chavez

A common danger tends to concord.
Communism is the exploitation of the strong by the weak.
In Communism, inequality comes from placing mediocrity
on a level with excellence.
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

The vanity of loving fine clothes and new fashion,
and placing value on ourselves by them is one of the
most childish pieces of folly.
- Matthew Hale


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