Gentleman Quotes

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


Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage. Theodore Roosevelt


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


A true gentleman is one who is never unintentionally rude. Oscar Wilde


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


By the by, if the English race had done nothing else, yet if they left the world the notion of a gentleman, they would have done a great service to mankind. Gerard Manley Hopkins


The only infallible rule we know is, that a man who is always talking about being a gentleman never is one. R S Surtees


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. Earl of Arran


I am partial to ladies if they are nice. I suppose it is my nature. I am not quite a gentleman but you would hardly notice it. Daisy Ashford

Women do not find it difficult nowadays to behave like men, but they often find it extremely difficult to behave like gentlemen. - Compton Mackenzie


He was the product of an English public school and university. He was, moreover, a modern product of those seats of athletic exercise. He had little education and highly developed muscles -- that is to say, he was no scholar, but essentially a gentleman. - H. Seton Merriman


He is every other inch a gentleman. - Rebecca West


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


A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me. - Frederick Douglass


Being a gentleman is the number one priority, the chief question integral to our national life. - Edward Fox


A man may learn from his Bible to be a more thorough gentleman than if he had been brought up in all the drawing-rooms in London.- Charles Kingsley


A gentleman can live through anything.- William Faulkner


A gentleman has his eyes on all those present; he is tender toward the bashful, gentle toward the distant, and merciful toward the absent.- Lawrence G. Lovasik


A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.- Oscar Wilde


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


A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.- Frederick Douglass


A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.- Kong Fu Zi


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


Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.- Theodore Roosevelt


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


I can make a lord, but only God can make a gentleman.- King James I


I hold that gentleman to be the best-dressed whose dress no one observes.-Anthony Trollope


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


A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.- Charlie Chaplin


All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman.-Charlie Chaplin


An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.- Steve Martin


And though it is much to be a nobleman, it is more to be a gentleman."-Anthony Trollope


It's hard to do it because you gotta look people in the eye and tell 'em they're irresponsible and lazy. And who's gonna wanna do that? Because that's what poverty is, ladies and gentlemen. In this country, you can succeed if you get educated and work hard. Period. Period.-Bill O'Reilly


Ladies and gentlemen, I take office at a time in which the world is living in extreme contradictions.-Gustav Heinemann


Ladies and gentlemen, I wish I had better news for you but we are facing a storm that most of us have feared. This is a threat that we've never faced before.-Ray Nagin


Ladies and gentlemen, my mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you!-George M. Cohan


Ladies and gentlemen, on the occasion of my election I received many letters from people representing all segments of the population and all professions, especially from the younger generation, linking my inauguration with great - far too great - expectations.-Gustav Heinemann


Ladies and gentlemen: There can be no greater investment in Alabama's future than an investment in education.-Bob Riley


Like two single gentlemen rolled into one.-George Colman


Most gentlemen don't like love, they just like to kick it around.-Cole Porter


Most of our ancestors were not perfect ladies and gentlemen. The majority of them weren't even mammals.-Robert Anton Wilson


Obama had the audacity to say, 'I have unequivocally prohibited the use of torture by the United States.' Ladies and gentlemen, torture in the United States has always been illegal.-Rush Limbaugh


Terrorism, ladies and gentlemen, in my eyes I have a very, very, very simple explanation. Gangs of criminals, killers, used unfortunately by certain governments in the past for political purposes, who are on their own now as gangs.-Hamid Karzai


The Gentlemen of England serve under the greatest cad in Europe.-John Burns


The truth does not require a majority to prevail, ladies and gentlemen. The truth is its own power. The truth will out. Never forget that.-Rush Limbaugh


There is something suspicious about music, gentlemen. I insist that she is, by her nature, equivocal. I shall not be going too far in saying at once that she is politically suspect.-Thomas Mann


There were gentlemen and there were seamen in the navy of Charles the Second. But the seamen were not gentlemen; and the gentlemen were not seamen.-Thomas B. Macaulay


We will that all men know we blame not all the lords, nor all those that are about the king's person, nor all gentlemen nor yeomen, nor all men of law, nor all bishops, nor all priests, but all such as may be found guilty by just and true inquiry and by the law.-Jack Cade


Well, we know that eighteen years after that solemn declaration it was disregarded, and the Irish Parliament, which lasted for five hundred years, was destroyed by the Act of Union. Gentlemen, the Act of Union was carried by force and fraud, by treachery and falsehood.-John Edward Redmond


While some of them acknowledge the obligation of natural morality in their mode of conducting their cases, and preserve their individual character as gentlemen, there are others who acknowledge no law, human or divine, but the law of Scotland.-George Combe


Yes, across the board, these gentlemen understand they have the power to make a difference and even educate people to injustices that are occurring in their worlds.-Alexis Arguello


You can sway an audience if you win the women over. The gentlemen will follow 'cause they can be so foolish like that at times, they are easily led.-Johnny Vegas