All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism; but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order.
courtesy, modesty, good manners, conformity to definite ethical standards are universal, but what constitutes courtesy, modesty, good manners, and definite ethical standards is not universal. It is instructive to know that standards differ in the most unexpected ways,franz boas
Is there no reconciliation of some ancient quarrel, no payment of some long outstanding debt, no courtesy or love or honor to be rendered to those to whom it has long been due; no charitable, humble, kind, useful deed, by which you can promote the glory of God, or good-will among men, or peace upon earth? If there be any such, I beseech you, in God's name, in Christ's name, go and do it.arthur penrhyn stanley
Silence will create respect and dignity ; justice and fairplay will bring more friends ; benevolence and charity will enhance prestige and position; courtesy will draw benevolence; service of mankind will secure leadership and good words will overcome powerful enemies .
Kindness and courage can repair time's faults, And serving him breeds patience and courtesy In us, light sojourners and passing subjects.Edwin Muir
When friends are at your hearthside met, Sweet courtesy has done its most. If you have made each guest forget That he himself is not the host.thomas bailey aldrich
There are very many characteristics which go into making a model civil servant. Prominent among them are probity, industry, good sense, good habits, good temper, patience, order, courtesy, tact, self-reliance, many deference to superior officers, and many consideration for inferiors.chester a. arthur
Use a sweet tongue, courtesy, and gentleness, and thou mayst manage to guide an elephant with a hair.
The death of John Pennington had left his widow in circumstances which were more straitened than ever, and the Park had receded even from her notepaper, where it had long been retained as a courtesy title on the principle that addresses are given to us to conceal our whereabouts.saki
My creed is that public service must be more than doing a job efficiently and honestly. It must be a complete dedication to the people and to the nation with full recognition that every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration, that constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought, that smears are not only to be expected but fought, that honor is to be earned but not bought.Margaret Chase Smith
High erected thoughts seated in a heart of courtesy.
A collection of short stories is generally thought to be a horrendous clinker; an enforced courtesy for the elderly writer who wants to display the trophies of his youth, along with his trout flies.john cheever
"I think Tom DeLay ought to go back to Houston , where he can serve his jail sentence down there courtesy of the Texas taxpayers."howard dean
High-erected thoughts seated in the heart of courtesy.philip sidney
Upon the best English authorities, yeoman is a title of courtesy.
Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy.ralph waldo emerson
It defines those others Muslims as being outside of our culture, unworthy of the courtesy we readily accord to insiders.
Ah, whither shall a maiden flee, When a bold youth so swift pursues, And siege of tenderest courtesy, With hope perseverant, still renews!coventry patmore
The elephant hath joints, but none for courtesy: his legs are legs for necessity, not for flexure.william shakespeare
My generation of radicals and breakers-down never found anything to take the place of the old virtues of work and courage and the old graces of courtesy and politeness.
I have very poor and unhappy brains for drinking* I could wish courtesy would invent some other custom of entertainment.william shakespeare
See ye not, courtesy Is the true Alchemy, Turning to gold all it touches and tries?George Meredith