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Courtesy Quotes


These are some of the best 'Courtesy' quotations and sayings.

A churlish courtesy rarely comes but either for gain or falsehood.

A cowardly act! What do I care about that? You may be sure that I should never fear to commit one if it were to my advantage.

A cowardly cur barks more fiercely than it bites.

A moral, sensible, and well-bred man Will not affront me, and no other can.

Approved valor is made precious by natural courtesy.

As the sword of the best tempered metal is most flexible, so the truly generous are most pliant and courteous in their behavior to their inferiors.

Courtesy is a science of the highest importance. - It is like grace and beauty in the body, which charm at first sight, and lead on to further intimacy and friendship.

Hail! ye small sweet courtesies of life, for smooth do ye make the road of it, like grace and beauty which beget inclinations to love at first sight; 'tis ye who open the door and let the stranger in.

He who fights and runs away May live to fight another day. But he who is in battle slain, Can never rise to fight again.

Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy.

Small kindnesses, small courtesies, small considerations, habitually practised in our social intercourse, gives greater charm to the character than the display of great talents and accomplishments.

The courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest to the grateful and appreciating heart. It is the picayune compliments which , are the most appreciated; far more than the double ones we sometimes pay.

The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it.

The whole of heraldry and chivalry is in courtesy. - A man of fine manners shall pronounce your name with all the ornament that titles of nobility could add.

There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From its springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.

There is no outward sign of true courtesy that does not rest on a deep moral foundation.

We should be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of the best light.

When saluted with a salutation, salute the person with a better salutation, or at least return the same, for God taketh account of all things.