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Also: Politeness

Courtesy is the gift of treating others with warmth and respect. It means according dignity to people by being considerate, responsive, and kind in our dealings with them.

Courtesy helps us to remember our manners, not necessarily in a traditional formalized sense, but in the way we regularly and sincerely express gratitude, thoughtfully acknowledge feelings, and offer true hospitality. Courtesy facilitates successful interaction and negotiation, generously laying a foundation for understanding and harmony.