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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
Dr. Thomas Fuller
A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
Saint Basil the Great
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
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
We owe each other truth and courtesy - though truth is sometimes a real constraint and courtesy inconvenient.
Max De Pree
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Personal Stories About ‘Courtesy’
The HandshakeSubmitted by Anonymous
This little story I'm about to tell you happened when I was about 11 years old, and I'll never forget it. I was at my friend Jenny's house after school one day, and we were doing (or not doing!) homework. While I was there a friend of Jenny's mom came over to visit. I don't remember her name or even what...
Holding Doors Can Sometimes Mean More Than You ThinkSubmitted by Anonymous
I was on my way to morning basketball workouts with a few of my teammates after meeting up earlier to play some 3-on-3. We were cutting it close on time and our coach is very into punctuality'meaning we would be punished severely if we were late. As we rushed to the double doors leading to the University Center,...
Faith In Fellow MenSubmitted by Anonymous
Last week I was doing my grocery shopping at a local store. I was in a hurry because I had to get to work. I had purchased a package of sports drink and, when checking out, put it on the bottom of the cart. In my haste, I did not put it in my car when I emptied the cart. Later, I went back to the store and the...
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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