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COMPLACENCY
[ Also see Adaptation Amiability Argument Cheerfulness Civility Compromise Courtesy Equanimity Good Breeding Good Nature Manners Obstinacy Pleasing Politeness Smiles ]

Complaisance renders a superior amiable, an equal agreeable, and an inferior acceptable.
      - Joseph Addison

Complaisance, though in itself it be scarce reckoned in the number of moral virtues, is that which gives a lustre to every talent a man can be possessed of. It was Plato's advice to an unpolished writer that he should sacrifice to the graces. In the same manner I would advise every man of learning, who would not appear in the world a mere scholar or philosopher, to make himself master of the social virtue which I have here mentioned.
      - Joseph Addison

We shall have no better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all those which we have at present.
      - Thomas Alva Edison

Complacency is a coin by the aid of which all the world can, for want of essential means, pay his club-bill in society. It is necessary, finally, that it may lose nothing of its merits, to associate judgment and prudence with it.
      - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire)


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