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

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Life is not so short but that there is always time for courtesy.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

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Joe & Sue from Madre OCTOBER 3, 2016
And again, i say: "Amen!" It is culture, it is how you're supposed to have been raised.

joshua from mtwapa AUGUST 25, 2016
True

RJ from AZ AUGUST 25, 2016
Amen....!

Diana from Greer, SC AUGUST 25, 2016
Love this quote.

Kathy from Port Charlotte AUGUST 25, 2016
Awesome


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Good manners and soft words have brought many a difficult thing to pass. —Sir John Vanbrugh
Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them.Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it. —Rabindranath Tagore
Joy is a decision, a really brave one, about how you are going to respond to life. —Wess Stafford
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
Without commitment, you cannot have depth in anything, whether it's a relationship, a business or a hobby. —Neil Strauss
Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. —Sally Koch
Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity. —John Muir
May Light always surround you; 
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing; 
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom; 
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you; 
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For, 
May your arms Never Tire.
 —D. Simone
I can't think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself. —Emma Stone
This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays! —D.M. Dellinger
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. —Vincent Van Gogh
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. —Anaïs Nin
We can find common ground only by moving to higher ground. —Jim Wallis
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. —Elizabeth Foley
Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. —August Wilson

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