civility costs nothing

civility costs nothing

It is easy to be respectful. You don't have to be their best friends, but you could at least say hi to them—civility costs nothing.
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Civility costs nothing.

 and Courtesy costs nothing.
Prov. It never hurts you to be polite. Always greet people politely, no matter what you think of them. Civility costs nothing. Why not write Mildred a thank-you note? Courtesy costs nothing.
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He says: "Civility costs nothing, but the attitude of some individuals in racing towards the media - and therefore the public - is beyond belief.
A few more like Inverdale, with the courage to go back to the drawing board in order to design something sustainable for all our futures, would not come amiss..'Why isn't there a big race at 5.45 so that people going home from work know it is on in betting shops?''Civility costs nothing, but the attitude of some individuals in racing is beyond belief'
"Civility costs nothing, even when it crosses the Old Firm divide."
For all I know, the bloke's sick to the back teeth of people turning up expecting a meal, but hey, it was a genuine mistake and civility costs nothing.
I am well aware of the cutbacks in the NHS and that staff morale is low, but come on girls in the outpatients, waiting room four and the X-ray, civility costs nothing. - Springburn Tenant.
The person at the other end of the phone is a human being, with feelings, just like everyone else and civility costs nothing. It's a shame that more people don't realise this.