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Gentleman Quotes

Here is a collection of gentleman sayings and quotes…have fun!

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.

Oscar Wilde

We must be gentle now we are gentlemen.


No gentleman can be without three copies of a book: one for show, one for use, and one for borrowers.

Richard Heber

He whom we call a gentleman is no longer the man of Nature.

Denis Diderot

We sometimes meet an original gentleman, who, if manners had not existed, would have invented them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A gentleman can see a question from all sides without bias.The small man is biased and can see a question only from one side.


Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen.

Samuel Johnson

“A gentleman with a pug nose is a contradiction in terms.”

Edgar Allan Poe

We have only one rule here – to act like a gentleman at all times.

Robert E. Lee

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

John Henry Newman

The minute you try to talk business with him he takes the attitude that he is a gentleman and a scholar, and the moment you try to approach him on the level of his moral integrity he starts to talk business.

Raymond Chandler

Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time.

Luigi Pirandello

It is difficult to believe that a true gentleman will ever become a gamester, a libertine, or a sot.

Edwin Hubbell Chapin

A gentleman can live through anything.

William Faulkner

Believe me, there exists no such dilemma as that in which a gentleman is placed when he is forced to reply to a blackguard.

Edgar Allan Poe

A gentleman accepts the responsibility of his actions and bears the burden of their consequences.

William Faulkner

Make money and the whole nation will conspire to call you a gentleman.

George Bernard Shaw

A gentleman’s choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Saville Row suit.

Ian Fleming

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