Courteousness is the virtue of the polite and these courtesy quotes affirm this fact. For more on famous politeness quotations and sayings, read on.

Courtesy Quotes

Courtesy is the best way to show respect for others, and in this day and age, the expectation to be polite has gone even higher. Courtesy demands one to be modest and grateful, especially to the ones who supported him/her during trying times. A person who is perceived to be courteous generally earns a lot of respect from the people around him for his nature. There are numerous simple ways of expressing courtesy like listening to others, not being overbearing or rude and helping people in times of need can go a long way in portraying one as a better human being.

Another common form of courtesy that we seldom practice is using the words 'Thank you' and 'Please' more often in conversations, which, as a matter of fact costs nothing. A courteous person is liked and loved by all and people are always ready to help him. These well behaved courteous people form the foundation of a good society and a great nation as a whole. The great essayist and moral teacher Francis Bacon once said, “A man without a sense of courtesy is an animal with human form”. I guess courtesy is the only thing that costs nothing but pays back huge dividends. It should be remembered that you will only be treated the way you treat others. It helps if you want to know how being polite can be the most important virtue, read the courtesy quotes given below to understand more.

Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.

- Napolean Hill

Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.

- Theodore Roosevelt

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.

- Malcolm X

I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you.

- Robin Williams

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.

- James Allen

Fishes live in the sea, as men do on land: the great ones eat up the little ones.

- Pericles

I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with people you don't agree with or like.

- Margaret Mead

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.

- George Washington

A large nose is the mark of a witty, courteous, affable, generous and liberal man.

- Cyrano de Bergerac

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.

- Henry Clay

Punctuality is the stern virtue of men of business, and the graceful courtesy of princes.

- Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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