Courtesy & Kindness--The Ultimate Quotation Collection

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Courtesy & Kindness—The Ultimate Quotation Collection


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80 Page Quotation Collection on Courtesy & Kindness

This 80 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Courtesy & Kindness. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Courtesy & Kindness, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.

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Sample Quotes on Courtesy & Kindness:

Don’t become preoccupied with your child’s academic ability but instead teach them to sit with those sitting alone. Teach them to be kind. Teach them to offer their help. Teach them to be a friend to the lonely. Teach them to encourage others. Teach them to think about other people. Teach them to share. Teach them to look for the good. This is how they’ll change the world.

Casey Hardigan

A boy doesn’t have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn’t like pie when he sees there isn’t enough to go around.

—Ed Howe

What is more beautiful than considerateness for others, when we ourselves are unhappy?

--Frederick W. Faber

This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.

--William Lyon Phelps

The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.

--Fred Astaire

A little of the oil of courtesy will save a lot of friction.


Be pleasant until ten o’clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.

--Elbert Hubbard

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it.


In comparison with a loving human being, everything else is worthless.

--Hugh MacLennan

Politeness is good nature regulated by good sense.

--Sydney Smith

There is always a best way of doing everything, if it be only to boil an egg. Manners are the happy ways of doing things.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is not a single outward mark of courtesy that does not have a deep moral basis.

--Johann von Goethe

Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.

--Mark Twain

Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential.

--Will Cuppy

I can’t stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can stand a rude remark or a vulgar action.

--Tennessee Williams

Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.

--Eric Hoffer

What is the test of good manners? Being able to bear patiently with bad ones.

--Solomon ibn Gabirol

The attributes of a great lady may still be found in the rule of the four S’s: Sincerity, Simplicity, Sympathy, and Serenity.

--Emily Post

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