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Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others. He is considerate of others' feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others' weaknesses and faults. Kindness is extended to all - to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of station as well as the high.
Ezra Taft Benson
I used to bodyguard for Muhammad Ali, Leon Spinks, Sugar Ray Leonard. I used to bodyguard a lot of diamond merchants; I would travel with a suitcase full of diamonds and take them from point A to point B. My reputation grew because I was a professional. I did my job, and I was courteous - a no-nonsense guy.
You will be courteous to your elders who have explored to the point from which you may advance; and helpful to your juniors who will progress farther by reason of your labors.
Abbott L. Lowell
One's appearance bespeaks dignity corresponding to the depth of his character. One's concentrated effort, serene attitude, taciturn air, courteous disposition, thoroughly polite bearing, gritted teeth with a piercing look - each of these reveals dignity. Such outward appearance, in short, comes from constant attentiveness and seriousness.
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.
As youngsters, my mother taught her children that while we might not be the smartest people around, we could be courteous, polite and considerate of others.
Always have a sense of humor about life - you'll need it - but always be courteous to boot.
Courteous treatment will make a customer a walking advertisement.
James Cash Penney
Many men fail because they do not see the importance of being kind and courteous to the men under them. Kindness to everybody always pays for itself. And, besides, it is a pleasure to be kind.
Charles M. Schwab
A large nose is the mark of a witty, courteous, affable, generous and liberal man.
Cyrano de Bergerac
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
As a former waitress myself, I know firsthand how a simple smile from someone can improve your day and how a single harsh word can destroy it. Being courteous and thoughtful costs you nothing and can sometimes pay you dividends in unexpected ways.
It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice.
When you smile, you don't only appear to be more likable and courteous, you appear to be more competent.
One of the reasons I love the law is because I was raised in family - my grandfather was a lawyer, but more importantly, my grandmother was his secretary. And she taught me that lawyers were some of the most civil, most courteous - and in those days, most courtly - people that she knew.
Greatness is so often a courteous synonym for great success.
You can't live your life trying to please people. You be courteous and you be respectful, but you've got to do things in the way that you want to do them.
Nothing is gained by not being kind and courteous.
Conferences at the top level are always courteous. Name-calling is left to the foreign ministers.
W. Averell Harriman
One of the most graceful of warriors is the robin. I know few prettier sights than two males challenging and curveting about each other upon the grass in early spring. Their attentions to each other are so courteous and restrained.
I pride myself on being courteous to people, and trying to fashion good relations.
'GQ,' you've been patiently and stylishly educating me forever. To be truly stylish, you have to be kind and courteous.
I don't know about friends, but what time I spent with The Beatles they were very courteous to me.
Most cocktails containing liquor are made today with gin and ingenuity. In brief, take an ample supply of the former and use your imagination. For the benefit of a minority, it is courteous to serve chilled fruit juice in addition to cocktails made with liquor.
Irma S. Rombauer
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