Quotes by courtesy

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  • Basil of Caesarea
    Basil of Caesarea
    Greek bishop of Caesarea Mazaca in Cappadocia 330-379
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    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.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.
  • Bryant H. McGill
    Bryant H. McGill
    American journalist and author 1969-
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    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.
  • John Wanamaker
    John Wanamaker
    American merchant and religious 1838-1922
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    Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy with.
  • Baltasar Gracian
    Baltasar Gracian
    Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
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    Courtesy is the politic witchery of great personages.
  • Lewis Carroll
    Lewis Carroll
    British Writer, Mathematician 1832-1898
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    Courtesy while you're thinking what to say. It saves time.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
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    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.
  • Jacques Maritain
    Jacques Maritain
    French Catholic philosopher 1882-1973
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    Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
  • Basil of Caesarea
    Basil of Caesarea
    Greek bishop of Caesarea Mazaca in Cappadocia 330-379
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    He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
  • Evelyn Waugh
    Evelyn Waugh
    British novelist 1903-1966
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    His courtesy was somewhat extravagant. He would write and thank people who wrote to thank him for wedding presents and when he encountered anyone as punctilious as himself the correspondence ended only with death.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.
  • Baltasar Gracián
    Baltasar Gracián
    Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
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    It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice.
  • W. C. Fields
    W. C. Fields
    American Actor 1879-1946
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    It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
    American legal scholar 1954-
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    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.
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
    English poet 1809-1892
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    The greater man, the greater courtesy.
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