4. "If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."
- Thomas de Quincey, The Confessions of an English Opium Eater/The Daughter of Lebanon
5. "If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination."
- Thomas de Quincey, On Murder
6. "It seemed to me that their love was based on their common need for order and mannerliness in their lives. Both had endured lives of chaos and incivility in their first marriages, and they provided each other with safe harbor at last. The town of Waterford had"
- Pat Conroy, Beach Music
7. "For Marianne, however—in spite of his incivility in surviving her loss—he always retained that decided regard which interested him in every thing that befell her, and made her his secret standard of perfection in woman;—and many a rising beauty would be slighted by him in after-days as bearing no comparison with Mrs. Brandon."
- Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
8. "In all his conversation, far from all inhumanity, all boldness, and incivility, all greediness and impetuosity; never doing anything with such earnestness, and intention, that a man could say of him, that he did sweat about it: but contrariwise, all things distinctly, as at leisure; without trouble; orderly, soundly, and agreeably."
- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
9. "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 Wisdom of Life and Counsels and Maxims
10. "El conductor tenía cara de asesino, pero llevaba el tablero del coche abarrotado de imágenes religiosas. ¿A quién podía rezarle un troglodita como él, que arriesgaba la vida de sus pasajeros con tal de ganar un metro de terreno y gritaba horribles interjecciones a otros automovilistas igualmente inciviles?"
- Enrique Serna, Amores de segunda mano