Gentlemen Quotes

Men of courage, men of sense, and men of letters are frequent; but a true gentleman is what one seldom sees.

Sir Richard Steele

A gentleman has his eyes on all those present; he is tender toward the bashful, gentle toward the distant, and merciful toward the absent.

Lawrence G. Lovasik

A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.

English Proverbs

For everybody knows that it requires very little to satisfy the gentlemen, if a woman will only give her mind to it.

Margaret Oliphant

A very gallant gentleman.....he walked willingly to his death in a blizzard to try to save his comrades beset by hardships.

Atkinson E.L. and Garrard Apsley Cherry

No gentleman ever discusses any relationship with a lady.

Keith Miller

Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself.

William Ralph Inge

A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.

Frederick Douglass

That man will never be a perfect gentleman who lives only with gentlemen. To be a man of the world we must view that world in every grade and in every perspective.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton

Our manners, our civilization, and all the good things connected with manners and civilization, have, in this European world of ours, depended for ages upon two principles: I mean the spirit of a gentleman, and the spirit of religion.

Edmund Burke

He that bears himself like a gentleman, is Worth to have been born a gentleman.

George Chapman

A gentleman has ease without familiarity, is respectful without meanness; genteel without affectation, insinuating without seeming art.

Philip Dormer Stanhope

To be a gentleman does not depend upon the tailor or the toilet. Good clothes are not good habits. A gentleman is just a gentle-man,--no more, no less; a diamond polished, that was first a diamond in the rough.

Bishop George Washington Doane

The flowering of civilization is the finished man, the man of sense, of grace, of accomplishment, of social power--the gentleman.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time.

Luigi Pirandello

A gentleman is mindful no less of the freedom of others than of his own dignity.

Titus Livius

A gentleman opposed to their enfranchisement once said to me, women have never produced anything of any value to the world. I told him the chief product of the women had been the men, and left it to him to decide whether the product was of any value.

Anna Howard Shaw

It was a great thing to be a human being. It was something tremendous. Suddenly I'm conscious of a million sensations buzzing in me like bees in a hive. Gentlemen, it was a great thing.

Karel Capek

The only infallible rule we know is, that the man who is always talking about being a gentleman never is one.

Robert Smith Surtees

The only principles of public conduct that are worthy of a gentleman or a man are to sacrifice estate, ease, health, and applause, and even life, to the sacred calls of his country.

James Otis

No real English gentleman, in his secret soul, was ever sorry for the death of a political economist.

Walter Bagehot

The intelligent are to the intelligentsia what a gentleman is to a gent.

Stanley Baldwin

The minute you try to talk business with him he takes the attitude that he is a gentleman and a scholar, and the moment you try to approach him on the level of his moral integrity he starts to talk business.

Raymond Chandler

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Updated On : March 09, 2011
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