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Courtesy Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Courtesy are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

Related topics: Wisdom

Life is a gift, and I try to respond with grace and courtesy.
- Maya Angelou

Feigned courtesy is a mere shadow of true kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When a language creates as it does a community within the present,
it does so only by courtesy of a community between
the present and the past.
- Christopher Ricks

 

Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy with.
- John Wanamaker

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

Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.
- Theodore Roosevelt


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

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

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

It was a woman who drove me to drink,
and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.
- W. C. Fields

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

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

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

All doors open to courtesy.
- Thomas Fuller

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

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

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

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

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

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

The grace of God is courtesy.
- Hilaire Belloc

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

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

There can be no defense like elaborate courtesy.
- Edward V. Lucas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Zi

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

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

The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the
ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
- Henry Clay

Courtesies cannot be borrowed like snow shovels;
you must have some of your own.
- John Wanamaker

I had not to this time subsisted, but that I was supported
by your frequent courtesies and favours.
- Philip Massinger

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step - large and small -
with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success is the sum of small efforts,
repeated day in and day out.
- Robert Collier

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

I Act with Bold Courage:
Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step -
large and small - with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Believe in yourself,
in your vision for your future
and in your ability to take a small step
each day toward achieving your vision.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

It is awfully hard to be brave, when you're only a Very Small Animal.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The unknown is like the darkness of a cave -
it can be illuminated by the brief light
of one adventurer's small candle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Nothing big ever came from being small.
- William J. Clinton

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

If you don't enjoy your career,
today is the day to begin a long-term plan
for creating a career that interests and excites you.
And, in the short term, even if you hate your job,
look for small joys at work each day,
perhaps in your interactions with customers and co-workers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The Book of Life is a Book of Riddles,
with its Real Lessons Writ Small in the Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends
is that three out of four murders
are committed by people who know the victim.
- George Carlin

If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient.
It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.
- Steven Wright

The Answers of Spirit are far more powerful
than the Questions of our small minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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