— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
„My generation of radicals and breakers-down never found anything to take the place of the old virtues of work and courage and the old graces of courtesy and politeness.“
— F. Scott Fitzgerald American novelist and screenwriter 1896 - 1940
Letter to his daughter Frances Scott Fitzgerald (July 1938)
„Scientists are not known for the graces of courtesy and tact when commenting on the work of others.“
— Scott L. Montgomery American geologist and writer
The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science, second edition, University of Chicago press, 2017, page 83 .
— Philip Sidney English diplomat 1554 - 1586
Book 1. Compare: "Great thoughts come from the heart", Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues, Maxim cxxvii.
„Thou too take courage, wealth despise,
And fit thee to ascend the skies,
Nor be a poor man's courtesies
Rejected or disdained.“
— John Conington British classical scholar 1825 - 1869
„It is so easy a thing to give—only great men have the courage and courtesy and, yes, the generosity to receive.“
— John Steinbeck American writer 1902 - 1968
Friend Ed to Joe Saul in Act Three, Scene I: The Sea
„In courtesy I’d have her chiefly learned;
Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned
By those that are not entirely beautiful“
— W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
Context: In courtesy I’d have her chiefly learned; Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned By those that are not entirely beautiful; Yet many, that have played the fool For beauty’s very self, has charm made wise. And many a poor man that has roved, Loved and thought himself beloved, From a glad kindness cannot take his eyes. St. 5
— Henry Newbolt English poet and writer 1862 - 1938
„The dames and cavaliers, the toils and ease
That filled our souls with love and courtesy,
There where the hearts have so malicious grown!“
— Dante Alighieri Italian poet 1265 - 1321
Canto XIV, lines 109–111 (tr. Longfellow).
— Honoré de Balzac French writer 1799 - 1850
Part I, ch. VII.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
— Robert Fripp English guitarist, composer and record producer 1946