Best Quotes About Courtesy

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. -Fran Lebowitz

I'd like to say from the beginning that the 12 years I've been coming here, I've met unfailing courtesy and cooperation, courtesy from your people and cooperation from the Ministry of Information. -Peter Arnett

It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice. -Baltasar Gracian

Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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 yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

The language of the younger generation has the brutality of the city and an assertion of threatening power at hand, not to come. It is military, theatrical, and at its most coherent probably a lasting repudiation of empty courtesy and bureaucratic euphemism. -Elizabeth Hardwick

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. -Jacques Maritain

When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible. -Mahatma Gandhi

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

The grace of God is courtesy. -Hilaire Belloc

It is impossible to practice parliamentary politics without having patience, decency, politeness and courtesy. -Khaleda Zia

No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy. -Bryant H. McGill

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. -Melissa Etheridge

If you treat with courtesy your equal, who is privileged to resent an impertinence, how much more cautious should you be to your dependents, from whom you demand a respectful demeanor. -Robert Chambers

Princes of courtesy, merciful, proud and strong. -Henry Newbolt

There can be no defence like elaborate courtesy. -E. V. Lucas

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. -Hedy Lamarr

It may be a mistake, that man, in a state of nature, is more disposed to cruelty than courtesy. -Mercy Otis Warren

The courtesy which most becomes a victor was denied to Germany for a long time. -Gustav Stresemann

Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration. Constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought. -Margaret Chase Smith

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. -Xun Kuang

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. -Kent McCord

All doors open to courtesy. -Thomas Fuller

Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy. -George Herbert

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. -Saint Basil

There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far. -George Santayana

I have often seen people uncivil by too much civility, and tiresome in their courtesy. -Michel de Montaigne

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

A paparazzo once jumped out of a car and started running backward with me. I slowed down out of courtesy because she started drifting into the street. I reached out my hand and moved her back so she didn't get hit by a bus. -Sean Astin

Most problems are best solved privately, not through government. There's a problem of discourtesy in the world, which is best handled through social norms, which are indispensable. But you wouldn't want the government to be mandating courtesy. -Cass Sunstein

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. -Tim Kaine

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. -Grover Norquist

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. -Elizabeth Wurtzel

I'm a professional non-fiction reader, that's what I do. But in my 20s we had our own vampire and witch moment, courtesy of Anne Rice, whose books I read and loved. -Deborah Harkness

It's one thing, holding open the door for someone at a grocery store, or the library, or just about anyplace else. But the doughnut shop is a different thing altogether. This is a get-in-and-out-as-fast-as-you-can operation. There's no room for courtesy or chivalry here. -Linwood Barclay

Our daily life is filled with electronic pianos, ring tones, the disembodied voice giving you your bank balance over the telephone. Even silence can be electronic, courtesy of sound-canceling headphones. -Serge Schmemann

It is my goal to love everyone. I hate no one. Regardless of their race, religion, their proclivities, the desire of their heart and how they want to live their life and the decisions that they make. I can even respect people's decisions and lifestyle choices just as I hope they have the courtesy to respect my decisions and my choices. -Kirk Cameron

People say 'Why would you learn Dutch? Nobody speaks it. Why not French?' Even the Dutch say that to me! I say because I want to live here, I think it's only common courtesy that I speak the language. -Anthony Geary

I've met the Queen a couple of times, and she's been delightful. In fact, I often find myself thinking: 'What would the Queen do in this situation? Write a thank-you note? Yes, I'll do that.' She's all about courtesy. -Jools Holland

I've been listening to a new band called Wolf Alice, courtesy of my son. The vocalist, Ellie Rowsell, has a gorgeous voice. -Lindsay Duncan

'MaerskKendal' is a rarity with its British flag, the 'LONDON' home port painted on its bow, its two British chief officers, and its portrait of the queen in the mess room, apparently common courtesy on British ships, but a little alarming to me. -Rose George

If we accept being talked to any kind of a way, then we are telling ourselves we are not quite worth the best. And if we have the effrontery to talk to anybody with less than courtesy, we tell ourselves and the world we are not very intelligent. -Maya Angelou

Occasionally, family members treat each other with less courtesy and kindness than they do acquaintances or even strangers. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

The true greatness of a person, in my view, is evident in the way he or she treats those with whom courtesy and kindness are not required. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

We have grown up in an age where there is nothing that cannot now, courtesy of computer-generated imagery, be convincingly rendered in the visual field. -Glen Duncan

I first visited Kurdistan in 2003. I arrived in the town of Sulaimaniyah, courtesy of smugglers who drove me across the border from Iran. Sulaimaniyah was a small, charming provincial Kurdish town. -Luke Harding

Yes, the rich will find ways to avoid paying more taxes, courtesy of clever accountants and tax attorneys. But this has always been the case, regardless of where the tax rate is set. -Robert Reich

It was in India that I started my acting career, courtesy of my parents, long before I set foot on stage in England. They headed a company of travelling players performing Shakespeare up and down the land. -Felicity Kendal

I think people should have the common courtesy and judgment – the good judgment – not to be – not to offend other peoples' faiths. -Mitt Romney

If somebody honks a horn in Cleveland, they're saying 'Hi.' It's so rare to be honked at in anger. When we have merging traffic, we just interweave. There's real courtesy. -Mary Doria Russell

I want Infosys to be a company which is globally respected and in where people belonging to different nationalities, races and religious beliefs will work with intense competition but utmost courtesy, dignity and co-operation in adding greater value to our stakeholders day after day. -N. R. Narayana Murthy

I think that everyone in Seattle, their daily existence, is enriched by all the charitable giving that is courtesy of Microsoft. -Maria Semple

As hardware doubles its density every 18-24 months, courtesy of Moore's Law, and as software eats the world, technology will replace a broad swathe of jobs outright – from burger-flippers to diagnosticians – and atomize many others from full-time positions into gigs performed by many fungible workers. Tech, in short, will eat jobs. -Jon Evans

People are told their rights when they're arrested. Consumers getting collection letters are entitled to the same courtesy. -Gary Weiss

I would stay two years in San Francisco, then move to New York in the summer of 1991, for the love of a man who lived there. When I arrived in New York, I had a job waiting for me, courtesy of a bookstore I'd worked at in San Francisco, A Different Light. They had a New York store as well, and arranged an employee transfer. -Alexander Chee

I just believe in common courtesy. -Marcia Fudge

Prejudice is sinful. All blood flows red. And the most harmful and foolish kind of prejudice is prejudice against yourself. Every woman is your sister, and every woman needs her sisters. So try to give other women the courtesy of your compassion, respect, and forgiveness. Love yourself despite – and because of – your flaws. -Jewell Parker Rhodes

Every actor wants to do a love story, and courtesy T-Series, I got to do two back-to-back. -Yami Gautam

The Secretary of the State at the time was James Baker, who had also been Secretary of Treasury and White House Chief of Staff: very powerful guy. And I went to see him in his very ornate office at the State Department to say I wasn't going to cover him anymore. It was just a courtesy call. -Walt Mossberg

Being a nice person is about courtesy: you're friendly, polite, agreeable, and accommodating. When people believe they have to be nice in order to give, they fail to set boundaries, rarely say no, and become pushovers, letting others walk all over them. -Adam Grant

I'd never disrespect women. I have been brought up to treat women with courtesy and dignity. -Yo Yo Honey Singh

In a country built on the dreams and accomplishments of an immigrant population, a particularly severe wound is inflicted on that principle when an immigration matter is not conducted in accord with the best of our tradition of courtesy and fairness. -Maryanne Trump Barry

From the time I've landed in India and wherever I've travelled, I've only experienced politeness and courtesy. There has been no hatred whatsoever. But I strongly feel every country has its formalities and rules that one has to abide by. I believe in respecting that, as it is in the best interests of everyone. -Fawad Khan

I understand the power of symbols, and if I had anything on my house that seriously offended someone, I'd take it down if for no other reason than common courtesy. -Charles Barkley

The best party I've ever attended in my life was courtesy of Marshall Mathers. There were basically six guys and 70 girls there. -Omar Benson Miller

I have been known for my courtesy on and off the bench. -Brett Kavanaugh

Smartness, a good appearance, courtesy, delicacy are not yet norms, are not yet an integral part of the approach of workers in the state apparatus, of their approach either to work or to dealing with the public. -Samora Machel

When I started as a pro at United, I played alongside Bryan Robson in the A-team and later in the senior side. With Bryan, it didn't matter what level we were playing or which one of his team-mates got kicked. Within five minutes, you could guarantee that the opponent in question would be in a heap on the floor, courtesy of Bryan. -Paul Scholes

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