38 Courtesy Quotes

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

 

  • Courtesy is a small act but it packs a mighty wallop. – Lewis Carroll

 

  • Lack of courtesy is an extreme form of disrespect. – Khaleel Datay

 

  • The greater person is one of courtesy. – Lord Alfred Tennyson

 

  • No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy. – Bryant McGill

 

  • A good manners will open doors that the best education cannot. – Clarence Thomas

 

  • Courtesy and good humor are often found with little real worth. – Samuel Johnson

 

  • Courtesy costs nothing, but buys everything. – Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

 

  • Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness. – Honoré de Balzac

 

  • Courtesy and kindness cultivate confidence with good Netiquette. Doing things right makes you feel good. – David Chiles

 

  • No one is too big to be courteous, but some are too little. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

  • Good manners without sincerity are like a beautiful dead lady. – Yukteswar Giri

 

  • He who sows courtesy reaps friendship. – Saint Basil

 

  • A man’s own good breeding is the best security against other people’s ill manners. – Lord Chesterfield

 

  • Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them. – Amy Vanderbilt

 

  • Good manners are just a way of showing other people that we have respect for them. – Bill Kelly

 

  • Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.- Jacques Maritain

 

  • Good manners are ageless, priceless and classless. – Diana Mather

 

  • Courtesy is a lady’s armor. – Sophie Turner

 

  • There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far. – George Santayana

 

  • An excess of courtesy is discourtesy. – Unknown

 

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

 

  • All doors open to courtesy. – Thomas Fullercourtesy quotes

 

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

 

  • Good manners and soft words have brought many a difficult thing to pass. – John Vanbrugh

 

  • There is a courtesy of the heart it is allied to love. From its springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

  • Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts. – Madame De Stael

 

  • Courtesy is simply doing unto others what you would like them to do unto you. – Unknown

 

  • Courtesy dictates that we offer fellow wizards the opportunity of denying us entry. – J.K. Rowling

 

  • 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. – Erastus Wiman

 

  • Courtesy is sometimes imperceptible, but its absence turns out to be poignant. – Julita Davies

 

  • There is no outward sign of true courtesy that does not rest on a deep moral foundation. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

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

 

  • Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy with. – John Wanamaker

 

  • When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible. – Mahatma Gandhi

 

  • Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man’s cruelty and baseness. – Bryant H. McGill

 

  • There can be no defence like elaborate courtesy. – Lucas

 

  • Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage. – Theodore Roosevelt