How do I give and get respect? The way I give it is the way I get it. And the way you get it is by the way you give it. The Bible says, “Love is not rude.” One of the things about courtesy is that it makes life so much easier and happier too. Emerson said, “Manners are the happy way to do things.” Courteous people are happy people. Rude people are never happy people. They are always miserable. They’ve got a big chip on their shoulder. They go around angry all the time.
Proverbs 11:17 “The merciful man does good for his own soul, but he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.”