Gentlemen Quotes

Repose and cheerfulness are the badge of the gentleman -- repose in energy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A gentlemen is one who never strikes a woman without provocation.

H. L. Mencken

The final test of a gentleman is his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.

William Lyon Phelps

The word of a gentleman is as good as his bond; and sometimes better.

Charles Dickens

It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.

Cardinal J. Newman

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

The gentleman is a Christian product.

George Henry Calvert

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

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Updated On : March 09, 2011
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