Civility Quotes

Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business.

Phineas Taylor Barnum

Don't demand respect as a parent. Demand civility and insist on honesty. But respect is something you must earn -- with kids as well as with adults.

William Attwood

In religious matters a traveller loses nothing by civility.

James Branch Cabell

Each of us is a part of a great family - the human family, sons and daughters of God, and therefore brothers and sisters. We must work harder to build mutual respect, an attitude of tolerance with forbearance one for anoter regardless of the doctrines and philosophies we may espouse individually. Concerning these, you and I may disagree, but we can do so with respect and civility.

Gordon B. Hinckley

Teaching civility is an obligation of the family.

Stephen Carter

Familiarity is a suspension of almost all the laws of civility, which libertinism has introduced into society under the notion of ease.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

There can be no high civility without a deep morality

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If my expectations of civility and collegiality were disappointed, what do you think it was like for the rest of the congressmen they dealt with? The Bush White House was tone-deaf to the normal courtesies of the office.

Richard Keith

I rather admire the insolent civility ov a bull-tarrier, who only growls when i pass by him, but i never did like it in a man.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

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