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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Courtesy
 
A courtesy much entreated is half recompensed.  1
All doors open to courtesy.  2
Courtesie is cumbersome to them that ken it not.  3
Courtesy is the inseparable companion of virtue.  4
Courtesy that is all on one side cannot last long.  French.  5
Full of courtesy, full of craft.  6
He may freely receive courtesies who knows how to requite them.  7
He that asketh a courtesy promiseth a kindness.  8
In courtesy rather pay a penny too much than too little.  9
It is a rank courtesy where a man is forced to give thanks for what is his own.  10
Less of your courtesy and more of your purse.  11
Lip courtesy avails (or pleases) much and costs little.  Spanish.  12
One of those gentle ones that will use the devil himself with courtesy.  13
Pluck not a courtesy in the bud before it is ripe.  14
The courteous learns his courtesy from the discourteous.  Turkish.  15
Too much courtesy—too much craft.  16
 
 
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