He that bears himself like a gentleman, is Worth to have been born a gentleman.
A gentleman has ease without familiarity, is respectful without meanness; genteel without affectation, insinuating without seeming art.
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.
The flowering of civilization is the finished man, the man of sense, of grace, of accomplishment, of social power--the gentleman.
Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time.
A very gallant gentleman.....he walked willingly to his death in a blizzard to try to save his comrades beset by hardships.
A gentleman is mindful no less of the freedom of others than of his own dignity.
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.
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.
The only infallible rule we know is, that the man who is always talking about being a gentleman never is one.
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.
No gentleman ever discusses any relationship with a lady.
No real English gentleman, in his secret soul, was ever sorry for the death of a political economist.
Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself.
The intelligent are to the intelligentsia what a gentleman is to a gent.
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.
A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.
Being a gentleman is the number one priority, the chief question integral to our national life.
A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.
Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
Believe me, there exists no such dilemma as that in which a gentleman is placed when he is forced to reply to a blackguard.
A gentleman is any man who wouldn't hit a woman with his hat on.
A gentleman is always a gentleman; but the butterflies of society differ as much in their moods as does that insect in its colors.
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