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Quotes of courteous

  1. If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world. – Francis Bacon
  2. A large nose is the mark of a witty, courteous affable, generous and liberal man. – Cyrano de Bergerac
  3. It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice. – Baltasar Gracian
  4. Greatness is so often a courteous synonym for great success. – Philip Guedalla
  5. Conferences at the top level are always courteous Name -calling is left to the foreign ministers. – W. Averell Harriman
  6. Have a sense of humor about life- you will need it. And be courteous – Peter Jennings
  7. 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
  8. When I am in the Scottish Parliament chamber, I often feel the need to sit for the entire debate. It's only courteous to listen to what everyone has to say, although I often find myself desperate to say something but too scared to stand up in case I regret it. – Margo MacDonald
  9. Be peaceful, be courteous obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. – Malcolm X
  10. Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. – George Washington
  11. 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

Usage examples for courteous

  1. Rick could see that Lazada could not possibly imagine so much excitement over an archaeological find, but was too courteous to say so. – The Golden Skull by John Blaine
  2. His courteous glance took in the young man. – Uncle William The Man Who Was Shif'less by Jennette Lee
  3. She came up to Don Quixote and told him that the giant Malambruno had been courteous enough to offer to send the famous wooden steed that the valiant Pierres used. – The Story of Don Quixote by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  4. I understand perfectly that Hartley Wiggins wishes to marry you; and that being the case I see no reason why he shouldn'tbe courteous to your sister. – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson
  5. But they know what's expected of them, and if they happen to forget they can be reminded polite and courteous – Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by George Washington Plunkitt
  6. She could see Mr. Faucitt leaning back in his chair, all courteous attention. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  7. Colonel Urenston was a very courteous soldier, and treated me as well as could be expected. – My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War by Ben Viljoen
  8. " I cannot refuse your courteous offer, senhor," answered the Fidalgo, pointing to his daughter. – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. Indeed, after the last scene which has been reported, the old man became more courteous to his nephew, and before the three months were over was almost cordial. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  10. He forced himself to listen to the First of Council as he bade Mazechazz a courteous farewell. – Join Our Gang? by Sterling E. Lanier
  11. They are dressed in their best, that is evident, and by their distant, courteous manners show good society. – The Tapestry Book by Helen Churchill Candee
  12. To Philip he was peculiarly courteous – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  13. She was kind and courteous as of old with me, but it was somehow not the same. – A Man and a Woman by Stanley Waterloo
  14. This gentleman is very kind and courteous and I think has no one with him at present. – The Rector of St. Mark's by Mary J. Holmes
  15. Many of his former friends were dead, and his courteous enemy, now Sir John Molteno, had left Cape Town as well as public life. – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul
  16. After all, how could you make a demand like that more courteous or soft? – Ride Proud, Rebel! by Andre Alice Norton
  17. Now, it happens that Mr. Gladstone is the most courteous of mankind. – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  18. The courteous one summed up the matter in set phrase. – A Romance in Transit by Francis Lynde
  19. In its place came a grave and courteous eagerness to serve her that was a pleasure, even if it was not altogether sincere. – The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
  20. Sir Peregrine therefore was courteous and when he learned the subject on which he was to be consulted he became almost more than courteous – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
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