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When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.
Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From its springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.
W. C. Fields
Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness.
Honore de Balzac
Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration. Constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought.
Margaret Chase Smith
I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word - politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit.
Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
All doors open to courtesy.
I have often seen people uncivil by too much civility, and tiresome in their courtesy.
Michel de Montaigne
There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far.
No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy.
Bryant H. McGill
Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.
Bryant H. McGill
It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice.
I have always felt that if a man gives you a solid gold key to his door he is entitled to the courtesy of a visit.
All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism; but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
It is impossible to practice parliamentary politics without having patience, decency, politeness and courtesy.
There will always be someone else with a different view than you. I appreciate them and would never say that they are wrong. I hope that they would give me that courtesy also.
Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order.
Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy with.
The grace of God is courtesy.
The American Dream, coupled with government subsidies of utilities and cheap consumer goods courtesy of slave labour somewhere else, has kept the poor huddled masses from rising up.
Friends, near or far, are important to us. All of ours have an awareness of other persons' feelings, a courtesy that's inevitable. When I find that consideration in a fan, I'm immediately impressed.
Obama has been perhaps the most partisan President since Truman. He hasn't learned to be civil - note his insulting speech to Paul Ryan, who did us the courtesy of scoring a budget. The president has to talk to Republicans when it comes to the debt ceiling. He has reached the debt ceiling before anyone expected.
The courtesy which most becomes a victor was denied to Germany for a long time.
I'm not going to give a courtesy gift to a person who's going to win, and I'm not going to give a sympathy gift to a person who's going to lose.
It may be a mistake, that man, in a state of nature, is more disposed to cruelty than courtesy.
Mercy Otis Warren
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