The great French general of World War I, Marshal Foch, was visiting Great Britain when he was cornered by a boorish Englishman who launched into a tirade against French politeness.
“There is nothing in it but wind,” he sneered.
“There is nothing but wind in a tire,” Foch politely replied, “but it makes riding in a car very smooth and pleasant.”
We as Christians should be known for our politeness. This is one of the undergirding themes of Proverbs, and is certainly a virtue that reflects the fruit of the Spirit.
Source: Edmund Fuller