quote by Thorstein Veblen

Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.

— Thorstein Veblen

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Being male is a matter of birth. Being a man is a matter of age. But being a Gentleman is a matter of choice.


Perfect gentleman quote Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.

Being a male is a matter of birth. Being a man is a matter of choice.

Perfect gentleman quote Today is the perfect day to be happy.
Today is the perfect day to be happy.
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To call him a dog hardly seems to do him justice, though inasmuch as he had four legs, a tail, and barked, I admit he was, to all outward appearances. But to those who knew him well, he was a perfect gentleman.

Perfect soldier, perfect gentleman never gave offence to anyone not even the enemy.

Most of our ancestors were not perfect ladies and gentlemen.

The majority of them weren't even mammals.


Perfect gentleman quote Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.
Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.

Gentlemen, we will chase perfection, and we will chase it relentlessly, knowing all the while we can never attain it. But along the way, we shall catch excellence.

And though it is much to be a nobleman, it is more to be a gentleman.

It is perfectly right for a gentleman to say "ladies and gentlemen," but a lady should say, "gentlemen and ladies." You mention your friend's name before you do your own. I always feel like rebuking any woman who says, "ladies and gentlemen." It is a lack of good manners.

Perfect gentleman quote Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it.
Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it.

He that can enjoy the intimacy of the great, and on no occasion disgust them by familiarity, or disgrace himself by servility, proves that he is as perfect a gentleman by nature as his companions are by rank.

An unhappy gentleman, resolving to wed nothing short of perfection, keeps his heart and hand till both get so old and withered that no tolerable woman will accept them.


Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. I am not remotely interested in just being good.

Perfect gentleman quote Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

There is a growing interest in Confucianism in China and other parts of the world. More and more followers of Confucianism are advocating a deeper study of his philosophies. Confucius' ideals stand true even today. His philosophy on how to be a Junzi or the perfect gentleman is based on the simple ideology of love and tolerance.

Oh relax." I waved my hand dismissively. "If he wanted to kill me, he already would have. I brought him all these sharp pencils, ideal for stabbing, and he's been a perfect gentleman.

The Perfect Gentlemen are perfectly delightful, musically superb and thoroughly entertaining.

Perfect gentleman quote Love is when you sit beside someone doing nothing, yet you feel perfectly happy
Love is when you sit beside someone doing nothing, yet you feel perfectly happy
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Without the perfect sympathy with the animals around them, no gentleman's education, no Christian education, could be of any possible use.


Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it.

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.

Perfect gentleman quote I don't know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth lov
I don't know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving.

Wait a minute. You expect me to stay overnight in a house with four single men? Sean grinned. We're perfect gentlemen, Kim. Everyone knows that. Don't let us worry you. I'm not worried about my reputation, I'm worried about the state of the bathrooms.

Matthew Davidson is blessed with a God-given, born-in-the-bone, talent.

His musicianship is far beyond his age. When I play with Matthew, it's like playing with a musician with many years of experience. Always a perfect gentleman, Matthew's personality shines through in every performance. He obviously loves what he is doing!

When we place our dependence in God, we are unencumbered, and we have no worry.

In fact, we may even be reckless, insofar as our part in the production is concerned. This confidence, this sureness of action, is both contagious and an aid to the perfect action. The rest is in the hands of God - and this is the same God, gentlemen, who has won all His battles up to now.


Perfect gentleman quote To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

Well, if I am not drunk, I am mad," replied Syme with perfect calm;

"but I trust I can behave like a gentleman in either condition.