Politeness is one of the many bonds that tie human beings together. It is the serene attitude of a person towards the people around him/her. Politeness also creates a good impression on the fellow beings around a polite person. Gratitude is the sense of thankfulness to a person who has helped one in times of need. Politeness and gratitude often prove a person as a human being to others. These two qualities also bring out the best in us. We can earn respect from others by being polite and showing a sense of gratitude to others. These virtues create a sense of belonging to a society. If each person is polite to human beings around him/her, then our world can become a better place to live in.