Explore the value of Courtesy
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COURTESY QUOTATIONS
“Life is short but there is always time enough for courtesy.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Erastus Wiman

“There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From it springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Christian Nestell Bovee

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

Henry Clay

“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

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

Lewis Carroll

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

John Lithgow

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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

“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

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

Mary Kay Ash

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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.

Mhir from Philippines JULY 13, 2011
You will know when one gives value to others when there is respect and courtesy. Ponder on this: "treat others how you want them to treat you"

Donna from FL JUNE 4, 2011
Courtesy is respect for other peoples feelings in everyday situations that get us all tense. Take a step back and realize that whatever the problem is, rudeness will not help solve it.

Scott from Dallas MAY 13, 2011
All great values begin with respect and courtesy. Common courtesy seems to be the forgotten art in today's rush to the front of the line.

Susan Morrin from Toledo Ohio MARCH 29, 2011
Love the whole concept of this site and its will.