"The selfish egoist condemns himself to terrifying loneliness and complete oblivion. My dear ones, happiness lies in love, and happier is not the one who is loved, but who knows how to love himself. When this truth is realized, all happiness will come. Therefore, our beloved, learn to love, get used to loving everything beautiful and develop active compassion for everything imperfect. Be affectionate and polite to your subordinates, for this is a privilege and decoration of the King of the Spirit.
I love the legend about Akbar very much. On the days of celebrations, when all the rajahs and peoples subject to him brought gifts to him, Akbar chose the most modest gift among the piles of luxurious offerings and, pressing it to his heart, appeared in front of the assembly, thereby paying attention to the smallest of his subjects and emphasizing that the gift was dear to him, brought not from excess, but prompted by the heart. So do you too, appreciate not by appearance and position, but by thought and inner qualities. And, of course, the best thoughts and a devoted heart are more often hidden by worn clothes and a modest position. Appreciate small employees. Both precision and politeness are the privilege of kings”. [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 1. 098]
“My dear ones, your letter has arrived ... with the attachment of a letter from Renz. I beg you to answer him with restraint, politeness, without showing any resentment, no insult, but tell me that, unfortunately, you cannot join their movement in Europe.” [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 9. 058]
“True politeness lies in a benevolent attitude towards people.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
“Nothing costs us so cheaply and is valued so dearly as politeness.” M. Cervantes.