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Courtesy Quotes

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

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

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

Author: St. Basil (329-379)

Profession: Bishop of Caesarea

The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it.

Author: Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904)

Profession: American Author, Lawyer

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

Author: Henry Clay (1777-1852)

Profession: American Statesman, Orator

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

Author: Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954)

Profession: French Author

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.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

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

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Life is short, but there is always time for courtesy.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

All doors open to courtesy.

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author

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

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

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

Author: Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658)

Profession: Spanish Philosopher, Writer

Politeness is the slow poison of collaboration.

Author: Edwin H. Land (1909-1991)

Profession: American Scientist, Inventor of the Polaroid Camera & Co.

Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

There can be no defense like elaborate courtesy.

Author: E. V. Lucas (1868-1938)

Profession: British Journalist, Essayist

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

Author: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Translator