Definitions: (1) having court-like manners; thoughtful of others; polite and gracious(2) at minimum actively considerate and sometimes stately politeness

Synonyms: affable, attentive, civil, conciliating, obliging, respectful

ConsiderationCommon courtesy is the backbone of civilization. Simple consideration of others could easily be the foundation of a new world order.

Fictional Figure: Sir Calidore, a knight who typifies courtesy — Edmund Spenser (1552-1599) English Poet, The Faërie Queene

Legendary Figure: Sir Gawain, King Arthur’s nephew, famous for strength and courtesy