Quotation Explorer - 'Gentleman'

Be afraid of a gentleman when he is hungry, and of a mean person when his stomach is full.
I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. - Jane Austen
Don’t ever stray from yourself, in order to be close to someone that doesn’t have the courtesy to remind you of your worth, or the integrity of a gentleman to walk you home. - Shannon L. Alder
To study and constantly, is this not a pleasure? To have friends come from far away places, is this not a joy? If people do not recognize your worth, but this does not worry you, are you not a true gentleman? - Confucius
This is no time to act like a gentleman. I am a cad and shall react like one.
Make money and the whole nation will conspire to call you a gentleman. - George Bernard Shaw
A gentleman holds my hand.A man pulls my hair.A soulmate will do both. - Alessandra Torre
The Master said, The gentleman understands what is right, whereas the petty man understands profit.(Analects 4.16) - Confucius
The Master said, A true gentleman is one who has set his heart upon the Way. A fellow who is ashamed merely of shabby clothing or modest meals is not even worth conversing with.(Analects 4.9) - Confucius
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in reading a good novel, must be incredibly stupid - Jane Austen
GENTEEL, adj. Refined, after the fashion of a gent. Observe with care, my son, the distinction I reveal: A gentleman is gentle and a gent genteel. Heed not the definitions your "Unabridged" presents, For dictionary makers are generally gents. G.J. - Ambrose Bierce
NOMINEE, n. A modest gentleman shrinking from the distinction of private life and diligently seeking the honorable obscurity of public office. - Ambrose Bierce
A lady is a woman who makes it easy for a man to be a gentleman. - American Proverb
I do not know the American gentleman, god forgive me for putting two such words together. - Charles Dickens
A gentleman has certainly a class,but he is most probably not one who is posting own picture online relentlessly for likes votes and praising oneself only by standing in front of mirror or glass. - Anuj Somany
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
The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable. - Oscar Wilde
Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him. - Dr. Thomas Fuller
A young lady who faints may awake chivalrous sentiments in gentleman; a young lady who weeps engenders only a strong desire to be elsewhere. - Judith Brocklehurst
I am always a perfect gentleman. If you ever want me to not be a perfect gentlemen, you’ll have to ask and not be crying when you do. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
The Master said, The gentleman does not serve as a vessel.(Analects 2.12) - Confucius
Most insensible, corrupt, cheap, disrespectful young girls run after bad, rude, cocky, nonsensical boys, but a mature, educated, thoughtful, virtuos lady opts for a wise, well breed, experienced, humble, modest gentleman. - Michael Bassey Johnson
PRELATE, n. A church officer having a superior degree of holiness and a fat preferment. One of Heaven's aristocracy. A gentleman of God. - Ambrose Bierce
No man who was not a true gentleman at heart, ever was, since the world began, a true gentleman in manner. - Charles Dickens
The Church being what she is cannot have the instincts of a gentleman. - George Everett Macdonald
The gentleman does not promote people merely on the basis of their words, nor does he reject words merely because of the person who uttered them. - Confucius
BLACKGUARD, n. A man whose qualities, prepared for display like a box of berries in a market -- the fine ones on top -- have been opened on the wrong side. An inverted gentleman. - Ambrose Bierce
A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman. - Herbert Spencer
Whoever is open, loyal, true; of humane and affable demeanour; honourable himself, and in his judgement of others; faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man....such a man is a true gentleman. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man's. - Mark Twain
A Man can Choose what he wants to be. A Gentleman doesn't have a Choice. - M.G. Hardie
A gentleman would have announced himself! I told him, pressing against the side of the tub. And a scoundrel would have joined you.-- Kit Marlowe to the witch Gillian (shortly before joining her in the tub!) - Karen Chance
In the way this strange gentleman was going on, he would leave the world without having done any good to himself or anybody else. - Jules Verne
The gentleman understands what is moral. The small man understands what is profitable. - Confucius
For years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone? - Anne Graham
When you play with a gentleman, you play like a gentleman. But when you play with bastards, make sure you play like a bigger bastard. Otherwise, you will lose. - Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
[On recognizing China] But if you recognize anyone it does not mean you like them. For instance, we all recognize the right honourable gentleman the member for Ebbw Vale. - Sir Winston Churchill
She isn’t a dream... I let her body free but I have caged her mind inside my universe and uplifted her soul beyond thatShe had her life to fulfill till she comes back to the patient wolf... Her gentleman under the harsh mask of survival without her but for her - Konstantinos Kyriakou.K.K
A lady is as young as the gentleman she feels," said Roy and cackled happily. - M.C. Beaton
Southern gentleman, he said aside to him in Arabic. Do you wish for me to continue this for you?Caine’s temper shifted to a low simmer in his chest. Your way takes too long.Ma’aleyk, and your way hurts my ears, he argued. - V.S. Carnes
Thoughtfulness for others, generosity, modesty, and self-respect are the qualities which make a real gentleman or lady. - Thomas H. Huxley
A gentleman is someone who knows how to play the banjo and doesn't. - Mark Twain
PHILANTHROPIST, n. A rich (and usually bald) old gentleman who has trained himself to grin while his conscience is picking his pocket. - Ambrose Bierce
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. - Jane Austen
A woman settles down when she meets a gentleman among escaping chickens, funny baboons, and tricky hyenas .I'm yet to meet a homosapien. - Himmilicious
You'll want to read books - novels, because ladies are frivolous; poetry because ladies are sentimental; and sermons, because we are pious. If you must read essays, Mr. Emerson might be best. Your gentleman may have a nodding acquaintance with his works. - Donald McCaig
While the gentleman cherishes benign rule, the small man cherishes his native land. While the gentleman cherishes a respect for the law, the small man cherishes generous treatment. - Confucius
Allow me to tell you, Mr Taylor," said I, but quietly as the occasion demanded, "that one gentleman does not rejoice at the misfortune of another in public". - William Golding
Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad. - George Bernard Shaw
Here lies a gentleman boldWho was so very braveHe went to lengths untold,And on the brink of the graveDeath had on him no hold.By the world he set small store--He frightened it to the core--Yet somehow, by Fate's plan,Though he'd lived a crazy man,When he died he was sane once more. - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
A gentleman is a man who can play the accordion but doesn't. - Unknown
PRIMATE, n. The head of a church, especially a State church supported by involuntary contributions. The Primate of England is the Archbishop of Canterbury, an amiable old gentleman, who occupies Lambeth Palace when living and Westminster Abbey when dead. He is commonly dead. - Ambrose Bierce
The English country gentleman galloping after a fox -- the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable. - Oscar Wilde
The idea that no gentleman ever swears is all wrong; he can swear and still be a gentleman if he does it in a nice and benevolent and affectionate way. - Mark Twain
...I have concluded that Literature is no proper pursuit for a gentleman; and that Writing ought never to be consider'd but as an elegant Accomplishment to be indulg'd in with infrequency, and Discrimination. - H. P. Lovecraft
What I will no longer accept is the mediocre life of a modest little gentleman. - Joan Miró
You are mistaken; he is not a gentleman but a sir. Just a sir. For a gentleman is grander and a rare acquaintance. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure. - Thorstein Veblen
PRIVATE, n. A military gentleman with a field-marshal's baton in his knapsack and an impediment in his hope. - Ambrose Bierce
Fuck! Is one expected to be a gentleman when one is stiff? - Marquis de Sade
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