Explore the value of Courtesy
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them.
Sir Frances Bacon
Christian Nestell Bovee
There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From it springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. ‘Tis good to give a stranger a meal, or a night’s lodging. ‘Tis better to be hospitable to his good meaning and thought, and give courage to a companion. 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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
Saint Basil the Great
I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We owe each other truth and courtesy - though truth is sometimes a real constraint and courtesy inconvenient.
Max De Pree
Edward V. Lucas
Personal Stories About ‘Courtesy’
A Little Kindness Goes A Long WaySubmitted by Anonymous
New neighbors are building their "dream house" on our street. They had sent a note to everyone introducing themselves when the construction started a year ago, but we had not met them yet. We bought a small plastic basket, filled it with candy and attached it to the temporary fence with a note saying: "Welcome to...
Young ExamplesSubmitted by Mathew Stucki
I had the privilege of witnessing an experience I will always remember. It occurred in the busy parking lot of a grocery store. An elderly woman was struggling to maneuver her grocery cart and unload it. A young man walking by stopped, turned around, and returned to the side of the woman. He asked if he could...
Angels Among UsSubmitted by Anonymous
In 1992 in Alaska my husband and I struggled to attend school, pay bills, learn to live with limited physical movement, and feed our son. Life was hard. And the winter made life even harder. In the middle of the night, in a small town in Alaska our car's transmission gave out. We had just arrived from...
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Edie, New York
We helped a teacher
Iyauna &Tionna, Alto
i opened the door for someone yesterday
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"
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.
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.
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Susan Morrin, Toledo Ohio