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  Courtesy is compatible with bravery.   
 -  Mexican proverb
  

  He that asks a courtesy promises a kindness.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Excessive courtesy can harm no one.  
 -  Philippine proverb
  

  Even among intimate friends there should be courtesy.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  Courtesy on one side only never lasts for long.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Courtesy is the mark of a civilized person.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Lip courtesy avails much and costs little.  
 -  Spanish proverb
  

  He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.  
 -  English proverb
  

  He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love  
 -  Proverb
  

  Courtesy on one side can never last long  
 -  Proverb
  

  True politeness consists in being easy one's self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can.  
 -  Alexander Pope
  

  Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.  
 -  Anne-Louise-Germaine de Stael
  

  Courtesy should be a continuous action, not something to be turned on and off like a faucet.  
 -  Anon
  

  It is a wise thing to be polite; consequently, it is a stupid thing to be rude. To make enemies by unnecessary and willful incivility, is just as insane a proceeding as to set your house on fire.  
 -  Arthur Schopenhauer
  

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

  To be humble to superiors is duty; to equals courtesy; to inferiors nobleness.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  Whatever task you undertake, do it with all your heart and soul. Always be courteous, never be discouraged. Beware of him who promises something for nothing. Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures.  
 -  Bernard Mannes Baruch
  

  The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it.  
 -  Christian Nestell Bovee
  

  It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.  
 -  Colette
  

  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.  
 -  Erastus Wiman
  

  Be courteous to all, but intimate with a few. And let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.  
 -  George Washington
  

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

  Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; often in a wooden house a golden room we find.  
 -  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  

  Be courteous to all, but intimate with a few. And let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.  
 -  George Washington
  

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

  Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; often in a wooden house a golden room we find.  
 -  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  

  Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.  
 -  Jacques Maritain
  

  Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest.  
 -  Jean Paul Richter
  

  Discipline is that unique process of intelligent thought and activity that puts a lid on temper and a faucet on courtesy... that develops positive action and controls negative thoughts... that encourages success and refuses to accept failure... that promotes health and curbs sickness.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy with.  
 -  John Wanamaker
  

  A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.  
 -  Lana Turner
  

  Common sense is no longer common. Neither is common knowledge or common courtesy.  
 -  Larry Winget
  

  You can demand courtesy but you have to earn respect.  
 -  Lawrence Goldstone
  

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

  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. Except in cases of necessity, which are rare, leave your friend to learn unpleasant things from his enemies; they are ready enough to tell them.  
 -  Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
  

  Life is not so short but there is always time for courtesy.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  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
  

  A true gentleman is one that apologizes anyways, even though he has not offended a lady intentionally. He is in a class all of his own because he knows the value of a woman's heart.  
 -  Shannon L. Alder
  

  If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.  
 -  Sir Francis Bacon
  

  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 Francis Bacon
  

  All doors open to courtesy.  
 -  Thomas Fuller
  

  Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous - not just to some people in some circumstances - but to everyone all the time.  
 -  Thomas J. Watson
  

  Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The measure of a truly great man is the courtesy with which he treats lesser men.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I wish the men in my house would be a little more courteous and put the toilet seat down.  
 -  Unknown