Definitions: (1) smooth, soft, or refined manners; elegantly polite; (2) expert; flawless; (3) bringing to a highly developed, finished, or refined state <he was polishing his technique on the clarinet>

Quote: The man who practices unselfishness, who is genuinely interested in the welfare of others, who feels it a privilege to have the power to do a fellow-creature a kindness will be an elevating influence wherever he goes. —  Orison Swett Marden (1848–1924) American inspirational author