courtesy quotes

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The elephant hath joints, but none for courtesy; his legs are legs for necessity, not for flexure.
Excessive courtesy must contain deceit.
Courtesy requires reciprocation.
There are very many characteristics which go into making a model civil servant. Prominent among them are probity, industry, good s ...
Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness.
... in America, alone ... women are raised to an equality with the other sex; and ... both in theory and practice, their interests ...
He was one whose glory was an inner glory, one who placed culture above prosperity, fairness above profit, generosity above posses ...
Your letter of excuses has arrived. I receive the letter but do not admit the excuses except in courtesy, as when a man treads on ...
About the London shop girls of the meaner short no derogatory remarks can be too strong, just as no commendation can be too high o ...
When courtesy fails, be nasty, brutish, and short.
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