Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
A gentleman is a man who can disagree without being disagreeable.
Anyone can be polite to a king. It takes a gentleman to be polite to a beggar.
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A true gentleman is one who is never unintentionally rude.
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
A gentleman is simply a patient wolf
The word of a gentleman is as good as his bond; and sometimes better.
Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.
I do not know the American gentleman, God forgive me for putting two such words together.
A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.
Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time.
It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
Perfect soldier, perfect gentleman never gave offence to anyone not even the enemy.
This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.
A gentleman is any man who wouldn't hit a woman with his hat on.
Repose and cheerfulness are the badge of the gentleman -- repose in energy.
I hold that gentleman to be the best-dressed whose dress no one observes.
It's very hard to be a gentleman and a writer.
A gentleman that loves to hear himself talk, will speak more in a minute than he will stand to in a month.
Gentleman. A man who buys two of the same morning paper from the doorman of his favorite nightclub when he leaves with his girl.
Profaneness is a brutal vice. He who indulges in it is no gentleman.
If you steal something small you are a petty thief, but if you steal millions you are a gentleman of society.
He is a gentleman, and I am a gentleman's daughter. So far we are equal.
No real gentleman will tell the naked truth in the presence of ladies.
A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
Believe me, there exists no such dilemma as that in which a gentleman is placed when he is forced to reply to a blackguard.
Marriage: A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.
Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding.
It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman.
A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.
The Right Honourable Gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts.
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.
With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.
It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
I had rather have a plain, russet-coated Captain, that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows, than that which you call a Gentle-man and is nothing else.
Faith is a fine invention when Gentleman can see -- but microscopes are prudent in an emergency
A gentleman has his eyes on all those present;
he is tender toward the bashful, gentle toward the distant, and merciful toward the absent.
Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.
The only infallible rule we know is, that the man who is always talking about being a gentleman never is one.
John Wayne was a consummate gentleman. Bigger than life.
This story is based on a gentleman who indeed did.
.. used to come to my parents' house in 1971 from Bangladesh. He was at the University of Rhode Island. And I was four, four years old, at the time, and so I actually don't have any memories of this gentleman.
I'm trying to be more of a gentleman.
A gentleman who had been very unhappy in marriage, married immediately after his wife died: Johnson said, it was the triumph of hope over experience.
Representative William McK. Springer, remarks in the House, quoting Henry Clay: As for me, I would rather be right than be President. Reed: Well, the gentleman will never be either.
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.
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.
Philanthropist. A rich (and usually bald) old gentleman who has trained himself to grin while his conscience is picking his pocket.
A rich rogue nowadays is fit company for any gentleman;
and the world, my dear, hath not such a contempt for roguery as you imagine.
The worst thing I can say about democracy is that it has tolerated the Right Honorable Gentleman for four and a half years.
'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University.
But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.
Examinations, sir, are pure humbug from beginning to end.
If a man is a gentleman, he knows quite enough, and if he is not a gentleman, whatever he knows is bad for him.