To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of the pleasures costs nothing and conveys much. It pleases him who gives and him who receives, and thus, like mercy, it is twice blessed.
Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest.
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.
He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love
Life is not so short but that there is always time for courtesy.
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.
True politeness consists in being easy one's self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can.
Courtesy is a science of the highest importance. It is ... opening a door that we may derive instruction from the example of others, and at the same time enabling us to benefit them by our example, if there be anything in our character worthy of imitation.
It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice.
The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it.
When music and courtesy are better understood and appreciated, there will be no war
No one is too big to be courteous, but some are too little
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