Gentlemen Quotes

Gentleman. A man who buys two of the same morning paper from the doorman of his favorite nightclub when he leaves with his girl.

Marlene Dietrich

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

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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