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1. "I remembered Father remarking once that if rudeness was not attributable to ignorance it could be taken as a sure sign that one was speaking to a member of the aristocracy."
Author: Alan Bradley
2. "You and I want to be people to whom God can entrust a spiritually powerful voice. Let's allow the Holy Spirit to alert us to some misuses of the tongue that can greatly diffuse its spiritual effectiveness: • Gossip • Lying • Profanity • Perversity • Rudeness, unkindness, or disrespect • Criticism • Breaking a confidence • Negativism and complaining • Inappropriate humor, including off-color jokes or humor that demeans people • Misuse of God's name"
Author: Beth Moore
3. "A little rudeness and disrespect can elevate a meaningless interaction to a battle of wills and add drama to an otherwise dull day."
Author: Bill Watterson
4. "We hear a great deal about the rudeness of the ris- ing generation. I am an oldster myself and might be expected to take the oldsters' side, but in fact I have been far more impressed by the bad manners of par- ents to children than by those of children to parents. Who has not been the embarrassed guest at family meals where the father or mother treated their grown-up offspring with an incivility which, offered to any other young people, would simply have termi- nated the acquaintance? Dogmatic assertions on mat- ters which the children understand and their elders don't, ruthless interruptions, flat contradictions, ridicule of things the young take seriously some- times of their religion insulting references to their friends, all provide an easy answer to the question "Why are they always out? Why do they like every house better than their home?" Who does not prefer civility to barbarism?"
Author: C.S. Lewis
5. "This must be the legendary Yankee rudeness"
Author: Charlaine Harris
6. "Young ladies have a remarkable way of letting you know that they think you a "quiz" without actually saying the words. A certain superciliousness of look, coolness of manner, nonchalance of tone, express fully their sentiments on the point, without committing them by any positive rudeness in word or deed."
Author: Charlotte Brontë
7. "To call him humble was to make rudeness normal. Besides, humility had always seemed to him a specious thing, invented for the comfort of others; you were praised for humility by people because you did not make them feel any more lacking than they already did. It was honesty that he valued; he had always wished himself to be truly honest, and always feared that he was not"
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
8. "Inconsiderate, rude behavior drives me nuts. And I guess the inconsiderate rudeness of social ineptitude definitely fuels my work."
Author: Cindy Sherman
9. "Rudeness can make me angry."
Author: Clive Owen
10. "I listen to all these complaints about rudeness and intemperateness, and the opinion that I come to is that there is no polite way of asking somebody: have you considered the possibility that your entire life has been devoted to a delusion? But that's a good question to ask. Of course we should ask that question and of course it's going to offend people. Tough."
Author: Daniel Dennett
11. "Rudeness instantly establishes a set of norms, a set of regulatory orders, authority, and power. To be rude is to go against an established accepted concept or ordered regulation. Thus rudeness could be in kind, a deviation from the norm. Rudeness can also be in kind an instantiation outside a set foundation. A deviation from a norm holds the same set foundation as the norm, their disagreement merely a manner of degrees."
Author: Dew Platt
12. "With daylight (it was exactly a week since he last dressed for the office) he found himself passing through farmland over which a light snow had fallen ahead of him, softening, smoothing some of the rudeness, but not enough to hide the truth that nothing was planted."
Author: Douglas Woolf
13. "Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength."
Author: Eric Hoffer
14. "Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable."
Author: George Bernard Shaw
15. "The way she sat now, leaning forward frowning, biting her pink bottom lip, her shirt dipping to reveal a hint of her cleavage... He wondered idly if he could get her to bend over a little farther..."Just what are you staring at, exactly?"Kadar snapped back to reality. "You. You've been thinking hard for the last five minutes. It's not good for you to strain your pretty little head like that. I'm waiting for the steam to shoot out of your ears to relieve the pressure on your brain.""Aha." Audrey glanced at Jack and George. "What you have here is a man who was caught gaping at my breasts, and now he's trying to cover it up with rudeness."
Author: Ilona Andrews
16. "I don't mean to be rude—" he began, in a tone that threatened rudeness in every syllable."Yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often," Dumbledore finished the sentence gravely."
Author: J.K. Rowling
17. "Yet I also suspected that what I was seeing was but a part of the truth and perhaps not even the most important part; beneath these faces, these clothes, accents, rudenesses, was power and sorrow, both unadmitted, unrealized, the power of inventors, the sorrow of the disconnected."
Author: James Baldwin
18. "All boys wish to be manly; but they often try to become so by copying the vices of men rather than their virtues. They see men drinking, smoking, swearing; so these poor little fellows sedulously imitate such bad habits, thinking they are making themselves more like men. They mistake rudeness for strength, disrespect to parents for independence. They read wretched stories about boy brigands and boy detectives, and fancy themselves heroes when they break the laws, and become troublesome and mischievous. Out of such false influences the criminal classes are recruited. Many a little boy who only wishes to be manly, becomes corrupted and debased by the bad examples around him and the bad literature which he reads. The cure for this is to give him good books, show him truly noble examples from life and history, and make him understand how infinitely above this mock-manliness is the true courage which ennobles human nature."
Author: James Clarke
19. "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."
Author: James Welch
20. "Forgive my rudeness. I cannot abide useless people."
Author: Jane Espenson
21. "If you can't love crudeness, how can you truly love mankind?"
Author: John Irving
22. "There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse."
Author: John Locke
23. "Take a strict view of their excrements, and, from the colour, the odour, the taste, the consistence, the crudeness or maturity of digestion, form a judgment of their thoughts and designs; because men are never so serious, thoughtful, and intent, as when they are at stool..."
Author: Jonathan Swift
24. "'Honesty' in social life is often used as a cover for rudeness. But there is quite a difference between being candid in what you're talking about, and people voicing their insulting opinions under the name of honesty."
Author: Judith Martin
25. "Monk: Forgive our rudenessHakkai: Please, don't worry about it. A little purity is good for them.Sanzo: You saying I'm corrupt?"
Author: Kazuya Minekura
26. "I can't swallow another drop of soda by this point because the carbonation is burning my throat."Oh really? Well..." I trail off as I feel bubbling at the base of my throat. This is not good.Before I can stop myself, I let out the biggest burp I've ever, ever, ever had. I slap a hand over my mouth and stare at Logan whose eyebrows have reached astronomical heights. "Dude! So not smooth, man! Girls cannot stand rudeness," Dan yells from the back room."
Author: Leah Rae Miller
27. "Control yourself, it is not worth it. You will regret your rudeness afterwards, your sensitive nature will be troubled"
Author: Leila Aboulela
28. "His mind reeled. Now, empowered to ask questions of utmost rudeness-and promised answers-he could, conceivably (though it was almost unimaginable), ask someone, some adult, his father perhaps: "Do you lie?"But he would have no way of knowing if the answer he received was true."
Author: Lois Lowry
29. "[...] Aglionby boys, who often thought rudeness was a louder sort of flirting."
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
30. "You think!" cried Mama. "She's just a-looking after your backside and mine." But at least her arms let up. Shioni could breathe again."It'd take five of her to look after your backside."Mama seemed to find his rudeness amusing. A beaming smile lit up her round face like the sun leaping above the hills of Abyssinia in the morning. "Better a plump, well-padded rump, than the rear end of a skinny goat like you, eh?"
Author: Marc Secchia
31. "If you can be Kind in the Land of Rudeness, you can be King in the Land of Kindness."
Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
32. "She had a knack for relieving the tension in a room by pretending my rudeness away with cooking. Many, many chickens had given up their lives to cover my conversationalist shortcomings."
Author: Molly Harper
33. "Feeling is of the heart and nerves and the crudeness of its expression has nothing to do with its intensity."
Author: Nathanael West
34. "For every summons to a shining city on the hill or a promise of change we can believe in, we are presented with hundreds of examples of mudslinging and appeals to mob mentality. Rudeness is recast as honesty, greed is presented as ambition, and lines in the sand blur and move."
Author: Nikki Stern
35. "Rudeness is something I just can't tolerate."
Author: Phil Ramone
36. "Living en famille provides the strongest motives for rudeness combined with the maximum opportunity for displaying it."
Author: Quentin Crisp
37. "I apologise for my friend's rudeness, he just learned how to to walk upright last year."
Author: R.L. Mathewson
38. "Rudeness knows no bounds of shame: Arabic proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
39. "Frankness is not a license to say anything you want, wherever and whenever you want. It is not rudeness."
Author: Rick Warren
40. "A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot."
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
41. "My Shyness Is Often Mistaken As My Rudeness"
Author: Spriha
42. "Here was an occasion, she thought, for indulging in that deliberate rudeness which only persons with habitually good manners have the right to commit..."
Author: Stella Gibbons
43. "Rudeness makes me very angry."
Author: Stephen Graham
44. "If you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects. If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered, anyway."
Author: Stephen King
45. "When we age we shed many skins: ego, arrognace, dominance, self-opionated, unreliable, pessimism, rudeness, selfish, uncaring ... Wow, it's good to be old!"
Author: Stephen Richards
46. "It is a curious psychological fact that the man who seems to be "egotistic" is not suffering from too much ego, but from too little. When the ego is strong and well developed, there is no nagging need to impress others--by money, by rudeness, or by any other show of false strength."
Author: Sydney J. Harris
47. "It was as though committing murders had purged him of lesser rudeness. Or perhaps, Starling thought, it excited him to see her marked in this particular way. She couldn't tell. The sparks in his eyes flew into his darkness like fireflies down a cave."
Author: Thomas Harris
48. "Children are capable of such open rudeness."
Author: Trenton Lee Stewart
49. "This rudeness is a sauce to his good wit,Which gives men stomach to digest his wordsWith better appetite."
Author: William Shakespeare
50. "Inappropriateness is funny to me. Rudeness is hilarious."
Author: Zach Galifianakis

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