Courtesy is a small act but it packs a mighty wallop.

Courtesy should be a continuous action, not something to be turned on and off like a faucet.Anonymous

Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of the pleasures costs nothing and conveys much. It pleases him who gives and him who receives, and thus, like mercy, it is twice blessed.Erastus Wiman

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.Henry Clay

Lack of courtesy is an extreme form of disrespect.Khaleel Datay

There is no outward sign of true courtesy that does not rest on a deep moral foundation.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He who sows courtesy reaps friendship.Saint Basil

Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.Madame De Stael

Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them.Amy Vanderbilt

Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man’s cruelty and baseness.Bryant H. McGill