Explore the value of Courtesy
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COURTESY QUOTATIONS
20160822 monday quote
“I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word - politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit.”

Fran Lebowitz

20200824 monday quote
“A tree is known by its fruit; a person by their deeds. A good deed is never lost; whoever sows courtesy reaps friendship, and whoever plants kindness gathers love.”

Saint Basil

20200825 tuesday quote
“Life is short but there is always time enough for courtesy.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

20180815 wednesday quote
“Courtesy is a small act but it packs a mighty wallop.”

Lewis Carroll

20200827 thursday quote
“Take care, be kind, be considerate of other people and other species, and be loving.”

John Lithgow

20160825  thursday quote alternate
“Life is not so short but that there is always time for courtesy.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

20180816 thursday quote
“The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater, ennoble it.”

Christian Nestell Bovee

20200826 wednesday quote
“Real strength entails being considerate and supportive of people's feelings.”

Mary Kay Ash

Tuesday alternate
“Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing, and conveys much.”

Erastus Wiman

20180817 friday quote
“Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.”

Henry Clay

20200828 friday quote
“Kindness isn't sacrifice so much as it is being considerate for the feelings of others, sharing happiness, the unselfish thought, the spontaneous and friendly act, forgetfulness of our own present interests. ”

Carl Holmes

20160824 wednesday quote
“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 Frances Bacon

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'courtesy'.
COURTESY
A rainy day Let me tell one real story that happened a year ago . **I was driving in heavy rain ,it was so heavy that I got totally blind like ,so I stopped at a gas station . From parking lot to office of that station I walked on foot as rain and thunder scared me not to stay in the car .** when rain did not stop for two...
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COURTESY
Young Examples I had the privilege of witnessing an experience I will always remember. It occurred in the busy parking lot of a grocery store. An elderly woman was struggling to maneuver her grocery cart and unload it. A young man walking by stopped, turned around, and returned to the side of the woman. He asked if he could...
SUBMITTED BY MATHEW STUCKI
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COURTESY
Understanding I figured I would share a little story with you about something that happened to me when I was the ripe old age of four (yes, four). I remember it so clearly should be indicative of the impact it had on me at that time. Our loving family dog was nearing the end of his life and was in obvious distress. My father,...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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Your Comments
Edie from New York JANUARY 28, 2014
I'm so glad a took a minute after viewing a commercial to look up this site. It is inspiring. I try to Pay it Forward and pass it on everyday.

Iyauna &Tionna from Alto JANUARY 15, 2014
We helped a teacher

chesnee from rusk JANUARY 10, 2014
i opened the door for someone yesterday

Anon Imus from Los Angeles DECEMBER 25, 2013
Courtesy is meaningless if you let others mistreat you. Other values must take precedence in such case. This is not to say that you should stop being courteous.

Anderson from Colatina - ES, Brasil OCTOBER 6, 2011
De tudo o que recebemos, com certeza a cortesia deve ser passada adiante, porque todos precisa de todos, até quem nos odeia. From everything we receive, surely the courtesy should be passed on, because everyone needs everyone, even those who dislike us.

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