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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.

Malcolm X

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

Hillaire Belloc

The grace of God is courtesy.

Mitt Romney

I think people should have the common courtesy and judgment - the good judgment - not to be - not to offend other peoples' faiths.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Brett Kavanaugh

I have been known for my courtesy on and off the bench.

Honoré de Balzac

Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness.

Baltasar Gracian

It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice.

Mahatma Gandhi

When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.

George Santayana

There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far.

Michel de Montaigne

I have often seen people uncivil by too much civility, and tiresome in their courtesy.