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A list of the best courtesy quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous courtesy quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic courtesy quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational courtesy quotes from that same writer.

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To speak kindly does not hurt ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue.

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Life is short, but there is al... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
Life is short, but there is always time for courtesy. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The measure of a truly great m... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
The measure of a truly great man is the courtesy with which he treats lesser men.

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All doors open to courtesy. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
All doors open to courtesy. Thomas Fuller

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To succeed in the world it is ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered. Voltaire

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Courtesy should be a continuou... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
Courtesy should be a continuous action, not something to be turned on and off like a faucet.

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Really big people are, above e... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
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. Thomas J. Watson

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Intelligence and courtesy not ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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If a man be gracious and court... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world. Francis Bacon

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It is better to have too much ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
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 Gracián y Morales

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Courtesy Life be not so short ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
Courtesy Life be not so short but that there is always time for courtesy. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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True politeness consists in be... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
True politeness consists in being easy one's self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can. Alexander Pope

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We must be as courteous to a m... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
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. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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His courtesy was somewhat extr... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
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. Evelyn Waugh

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The small courtesies sweeten l... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it. Christian Nevell Bovee

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There is a courtesy of the hea... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
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

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Men, like bullets, go farthest... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest. Jean Paul

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It is wise to apply the oil of... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship. Colette

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Courtesy costs nothing but buy... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
sidewalkteen added Courtesy costs nothing but buys everything

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Courtesy is simply doing unto ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
sidewalkteen added Courtesy is simply doing unto others what you would like them to do unto you

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Courtesy is as much a mark of ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
sidewalkteen added Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage

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Courteous men learn courtesy f... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
sidewalkteen added Courteous men learn courtesy from the discourteous

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Courtesy is a lady's armour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
sidewalkteen added Courtesy is a lady's armour

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I was raised to treat the jani... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Quotes About Courtesy
sidewalkteen added I was raised to treat the janitor with the same respect as the CEO