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If you're unable to make a clear decision about something, ask yourself "What is best for the kingdom?" --Earl Kane

Common sense is what tells you the world is flat.

"A gentleman is never rude unintentionally."
--Oscar Wilde
I have often seen people uncivil by too much civility, and tiresome in their courtesy.
Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592), French essayist. Ceremony at meetings between kings,The Essays (Les Essais), bk. I, ch. 8, Simon Millanges, Bordeaux, first edition (1580).

He was one whose glory was an inner glory, one who placed culture above prosperity, fairness above profit, generosity above possessions, hospitality above comfort, courtesy above triumph, courage above safety, kindness above personal welfare, honor above success.
Sarah Patton Boyle, U.S. civil rights activist and author. The Desegregated Heart, part 1, ch. 1 (1962).
A native of Virginia, she was describing the Virginians' ideal self-image.

The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth, or a man or woman left to say, I will redress that wrong, or spend my life in the attempt.
Charles Kingsley (1819–1875), British author, clergyman. Quoted in Charles Kingsley: His Letters and Memories of His Life, vol. 2, ch. 28, Mrs. C. Kingsley (1879).

There is another side to chivalry. If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control.
Freda Adler (b. 1934), U.S. educator, author. Sisters in Crime, ch. 4 (1975).