Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.
The simple virtues of willingness, readiness, alertness and courtesy will carry a man farther than mere smartness.
The influences that really make and mar human happiness are beyond the reach of the law. The law can keep neighbors from trespassing, but it cannot put neighborly courtesy and goodwill into their relations.
To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.
Of courtesy, it is much less Than courage of heart or holiness, Yet in my walks it seems to me That the Grace of God is in courtesy.
Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy.
Courtesy is really nothing more than a form of friendliness. It is amazing what a warming influence it can have on an otherwise dreary world. It has been said that a rise of one degree Fahrenheit in the mean annual temperature of the globe would free both polar regions from their ice. it is thrilling to contemplate what frigidity might be dispelled in the world of human relations if people made just a little better effort to be friendly.
High erected thoughts seated in the heart of courtesy.
Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes Error a fault and truth discourtesy.
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.
Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of the pleasures; costs nothing and conveys much. It pleases him who gives and him who receives, and thus, like mercy, is twice blessed.
Life be not so short but that there is always time for courtesy.