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
People, most especially those who have known ease in this life, care more about being prospered than refined. It's always about what they can get from God, not what they can do for others, unless they can call attention to it for others to see. - Donna Lynn Hope
If you go through the hot furnace of hardships, you will be refined like gold. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Knowledge refined from experience becomes a weight upon wisdom when its driving purpose is solely selfish. - Hiyamedia
Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predominates it is passion exalted and refined; if the latter, gross and sensual.
Problems forges you to be more refined person. - Raajesh Pillai
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship. - Colette
Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
This Englishwoman is so refined She has no bosom and no behind.
Culture has little to do with how refined a man's intellect is; it rather depends on the refinement of his emotions. - Raheel Farooq
Failure is an open invitation to improve and engage your frustrations with a refined energy of triumphant effort. - Unarine Ramaru
The artist, like the God of creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails - James Joyce
Your brain is not only the material inside your cranium, its something to be explored, developed and refined - Mohammad Azeem
A species to consider the rich soil to be poor than the refined Gold, Humans - Goitsemang Mvula
Government is a system of morality developed by philosophers and refined by mercenaries. - Alex Stein
We are soon approaching a refined holiday, "Merry Mas," where Christ will be taken out of its context. - Anthony Liccione
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another. - Mao Tse-tung
In the Italian kitchen, ingredients are not treated as promising but untutored elements that need to be corrected through long and intricate manipulation and refined by the ultimate polish of a sauce. - Marcella Hazan
To gild refined gold, to paint the lily... is wasteful and ridiculous excess - William Shakespeare