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After great pain, a formal feeling comes--
The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs--
I will not let him stir
Till I have used the approvèd means I have,
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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.
The purpose of ritual for men is to learn the rules of power and competition. Watching sports together, for example, they see the ...
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by fo ...
There are very many characteristics which go into making a model civil servant. Prominent among them are probity, industry, good s ...
On every formal visit a child ought to be of the party, by way of provision for discourse.
Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness.
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