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A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
George Bernard Shaw

The English country gentleman galloping after the fox - the unspeakable in full pursuit of the
Oscar Wilde

With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and when I have to do with a pirate, I
try to be a pirate and a half.
Otto von Bismarck

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
John Locke

A farmer on his knees is higher than a gentleman on his legs.
American proverb

A gentleman with a pug nose is a contradiction in terms.
Edgar Allan Poe

George Washington was a politician and a gentleman. That's a rare combination.
Will Rogers

I do not know the American gentleman, God forgive me for putting two such words together.
Charles Dickens

If any man has just merciful and kindly instincts he would be a gentleman, for he would need
nothing else in the world.
Mark Twain

In the wild, turkeys are amazing. When domesticated, turkeys are so stupid they have to be
kept from accidentally killing themselves a dozen different ways. Gentlemen, let's admit it:
most of us are tragically overdomesticated. We have hardly any connection to the wild or our
wilder selves. Words like adventure, exploit, and quest no longer apply to us. It is why we are
soft, whiney, and bored.
Stephen Mansfield

The clown is best is his own country, and the gentleman anywhere.
Mexican proverb

Marriage: A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of
the gentleman.
Gloria Steinem

Repose and cheerfulness are the badge of the gentleman - repose in energy. The Greek battle
pieces are calm; the heroes, in whatever violent actions engaged, retain a serene aspect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gentlemen who prefer bonds don't know what they're missing.
Peter Lynch

Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad.
George Bernard Shaw

This country will not always be an uncomfortable place for a country gentleman to live in,
and it is most important that we should keep in this country a certain leisured class. I am
afraid that Labour disagrees with me in that. On this matter I am a crusted Tory. I am of the
opinion of the ancient Jewish book which says, "there is no wisdom without leisure."
William Butler Yeats

Once a gentleman, and always a gentleman.
Charles Dickens

It is a splendid thing to think that the woman you really love will never grow old to you.
Through the wrinkles of time, through the mask of years, if you really love her, you will
always see the face you love and won. And a woman who really loves a man does not see
that he grows old; he is not decrepit to her; she always sees the same gallant gentleman
who won her hand and heart.
Robert G. Ingersoll

Gentlemen, you had better come up and shake my hand while you can - honors elevate some
Abraham Lincoln

A gentleman without an estate is like a pudding without suet.
English proverb

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

Propriety of manners and consideration for others are the two main characteristics of a
Benjamin Disraeli

We sometimes meet an original gentleman, who, if manners had not existed, would have
invented them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be a gentleman is to be honest, to be gentle, to be generous, to be brave, to be wise,
and possessing all those qualities to exercise them in the most graceful outward manner.
William Makepeace Thackeray

A gentleman holds my hand. A man pulls my hair. A soulmate will do both.
Alessandra Torre

A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.
Lana Turner

A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do, but what he should do.
Haruki Murakami

A true gentleman is one that apologizes anyways, even though he has not offended a lady
intentionally. He is in a class all of his own because he knows the value of a woman's heart.
Shannon L. Alder

I'll wait until your mouth is full of food before I ask you a question. That's just the kind of
gentleman I am.
Jarod Kintz

A gentleman knows when to call her sexy and when to let her know she's beautiful.
Sydney Rogers

You are trying to kidnap what I have rightfully stolen, and I think it quite ungentlemanly.
William Goldman

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

Never chase a man. A gentleman will do everything in his power to do the chasing and
courting after the woman of his dreams.
Sophie Lianne

A gentleman respects every women in his life. If you can't respect your own mother, forget
about respecting your girlfriend.
James Merrow

The gentle mind by gentle deeds is known. For a man by nothing is so well betrayed, as by
his manners.
Edmund Spenser

It is much easier to be a hero than a gentleman.
Luigi Pirandello