Quotes by courteous
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First president of the US 1732-1799
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
Chinese politician 1893-1976
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.
American activist 1925-1965
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
American statesman 1809-1865
Do not worry; eat three square meals a day; say your prayers; be courteous to your creditors; keep your digestion good; exercise; go slow and easy. Maybe there are other things your special case requires to make you happy, but my friend, these I reckon will give you a good lift.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
I think a compliment ought to always precede a complaint, where one is possible, because it softens resentment and insures for the complaint a courteous and gentle reception.
English playwright and poet 1564-1616
I will name you the degrees. The first, the Retort Courteous; the second, the Quip Modest; the third, the Reply Churlish; the fourth, the Reproof Valiant; the fifth, the Countercheck Quarrelsome; the sixth, the Lie with Circumstance; the seventh, the Lie Direct.
Scottish poet and author 1755-1838
I will provide friendly and courteous service and will work closely with all departments in the county. I will abide by the Texas Information Act in providing information to the public.
English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.
Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice.
Thomas J. Watson
American Businessman, Founder of IBM 1899-1956
Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous - not just to some people in some circumstances - but to everyone all the time.
Alan W. Watts
In Engeland geboren American philosopher, writer 1915-1973
We are sick with fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas. Meditation is therefore the art of suspending verbal and symbolic thinking for a time, somewhat as a courteous audience will stop talking when a concert is about to begin.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light.
A. Lawrence Lowell
American educator and legal scholar 1856-1943
You will be courteous to your elders who have explored to the point from which you may advance; and helpful to your juniors who will progress farther by reason of your labors.
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