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Some quotes on the characteristics of a gentleman:
“A true gentleman is one who is never unintentionally rude.” – Oscar Wilde
— I , definitely, fail this definition! Ha! Does this imply that a gent remains a gent , if he’s intentionally rude?
“A gentleman is a man who can disagree without being disagreeable.” – Source Unknown
— Gottta have a gent to converse with! Pearls before swine!
“Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time.” – Luigi Pirandello
— I guess, this means a gentleman is not human! Not human does not imply inhuman!
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 any man who wouldn’t hit a woman with his hat on.
A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
George Bernard Shaw
A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.
—-Now, isn’t this sexist?
The final test of a gentleman is his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.
William Lyon Phelps
The more you act like a lady, the more he’ll act like a gentleman.
Sydney Biddle Barrows
The only infallible rule we know is, that the man who is always talking about being a gentleman never is one.
Robert Smith Surtees
With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.
Otto von Bismarck
Your thoughts? I make no claim to being one! Just seems like too much hard work! Unwise, as well!
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