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.