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Courtesy Quotes

To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue.

Author: Proverb


Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest.

Author: Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825)

Profession: German Novelist

Politeness is the art of choosing among one's real thoughts.

Author: Abel Stevens


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

Author: Source Unknown


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

Author: Source Unknown


To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.

Author: Voltaire (1694-1778)

Profession: French Historian, Writer

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.

Author: Thomas J. Watson (-1956)

Profession: American Businessman, Founder of IBM

His courtesy was somewhat extravagant. He would write and thank people who wrote to thank him for wedding presents and when he encountered anyone as punctilious as himself the correspondence ended only with death.

Author: Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966)

Profession: British Novelist

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.

Author: Erastus Wiman