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Explore the value of Courtesy

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Courtesy Quotations

COURTESY
The greater man the greater courtesy.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Personal Stories About ‘Courtesy’

  • COURTESY

    Compassion That Leads To Solace

    5 years ago, as my wife lay dying in her bed from cancer, we made the hard choice of allowing hospice to inject her with the final dose of morphine that would leave her unconscious until she passed. Knowing that she had no control over her ability to be a mother to her only son, she fought diligently to stay...

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    Understanding

    I figured I would share a little story with you about something that happened to me when I was the ripe old age of four (yes, four). I remember it so clearly should be indicative of the impact it had on me at that time. Our loving family dog was nearing the end of his life and was in obvious distress. My father,...

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    Sharing Forward

    At the grocery checkout all my items had been registered. This 78 year old absent-minded professor didn't have enough to pay the $60 I had racked up. The man behind me told the store manager to put in on his bill. He disappeared so quickly as I stood there in awe that I didn't even have a chance to thank him.

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VOLUNTEERING
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
BEING THERE
LOVE
INSPIRATION
IMAGINE
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OPTIMISM
APPRECIATION
GRIT
GREAT MUSIC
STEWARDSHIP
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SOUL
EDUCATION
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SERVICE
SHARING
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PARENTING
DRIVE
HELPING OTHERS
JOY
KINDNESS
COURAGE
PRACTICE
COURTESY
INNOVATION
GOOD MANNERS
PEACE
EQUALITY
RISING ABOVE
FORESIGHT
RESPONSIBILITY
MOTIVATION
DO YOUR PART
PERSISTENCE
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CARING
GOOD EXAMPLES
INGENUITY
VISION
MENTORING
COMPROMISE
SMILE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
APPRECIATING NATURE
PREPARATION
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FRIENDSHIP
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COMPASSION
REACHING OUT
DEVOTION
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
FORGIVENESS
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FAMILY
RIGHT CHOICES
RESPECT
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
PASSION
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DETERMINATION
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JUSTICE
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chesnee, rusk

Courtesy is meaningless if you let others mistreat you. Other values must take precedence in such case. This is not to say that you should stop being courteous.
Anon Imus, Los Angeles

De tudo o que recebemos, com certeza a cortesia deve ser passada adiante, porque todos precisa de todos, até quem nos odeia. From everything we receive, surely the courtesy should be passed on, because everyone needs everyone, even those who dislike us.
Anderson, Colatina - ES, Brasil

You will know when one gives value to others when there is respect and courtesy. Ponder on this: "treat others how you want them to treat you"
Mhir, Philippines

Courtesy is respect for other peoples feelings in everyday situations that get us all tense. Take a step back and realize that whatever the problem is, rudeness will not help solve it.
Donna, FL

All great values begin with respect and courtesy. Common courtesy seems to be the forgotten art in today's rush to the front of the line.
Scott, Dallas

Love the whole concept of this site and its will.
Susan Morrin, Toledo Ohio