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45 Gentlemen Quotes By Famous People

The Gentleman does not always confess to be a Gentleman, though he always is. The Gentleman is not defined by his appearance or image, but by his words and his actions. He is cool under fire. He has style, but it is not always predictable. He is always a Gentleman no matter where he is or who he is with. You do not need to wear a suit, a tie, carry a briefcase, have shiny shoes, or be well-read to be a Gentleman. A Gentleman is not swayed by popular opinion he is always gallant. He is not affected by a class he is decent towards everyone. Gentlemen quotes are inspirational, you will understand what it takes to be a good gentleman.

You should show respect to your lovers, treat them kindly at all times, even the worst of times, open doors for them, carry their bags, hold their hand in times of danger, listen when they speak, answer appropriately, and ignore the small indiscretions. A Gentleman does not change his manners to suit his situation he is consistently able to navigate the situation at hand without compromising his standards. He is honest about who he is and how he feels yet his words are chosen carefully and his opinions made through experience and knowledge.

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45 Gentlemen Quotes

  1. “A gentleman doesn’t have one set of manners for the house of a poor man and another for the house of someone with an income incomparable to his own.” William Maxwell
  2. “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” Yves Saint Laurent
  3. “A gentleman is never rude except on purpose I can honestly be nasty sober, believe you me.” Christopher Hitchens
  4. “Excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude.” Ralph Marston

  5. “A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.” Oscar Wilde

  6. “I often take a brand new suit or hat and throw it up against the wall a few times to get that stiff, square newness out of it.” Fred Astaire
  7. “A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.” George Bernard Shaw
  8. “The final test of a gentleman is his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.” William Lyon Phelps
  9. “The only infallible rule we know is, that the man who is always talking about being a gentleman never is one.” Robert Smith Surtees
  10. “A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.” Lana Turner

  11. “Fereydun, that’s my dad’s name. My grandmother, my dad’s mom, when she was pregnant, she was dating a man from Persia, a Persian gentleman. It wasn’t his child, but he was still very supportive and said, ‘Hey, this is a great name,’ and so it stuck. So that’s what she named him.” Fred Armisen
  12. “A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do, but what he should do.” Haruki Murakami
  13. “A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.” Confucius
  14. “A man does what he must—in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures—and that is the basis of all human morality.” Winston Churchill
  15. “The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.” Mark Twain

  16. “You’re only given one spark of madness. You must not lose it.” Robin Williams
  17. “A gentleman never talks about his tailor.” Nick Cave
  18. “You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
  19. “You don’t find a style. A style finds you.” Keith Richards
  20. “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” Jane Austen
  21. “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” Dalai Lama

  22. “I was brought up to be a gentleman. That means you know how to walk, talk and dress the part.” Brian McKnight
  23. Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.” Henri Bergson
  24. “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between, he does what he wants to do.” Bob Dylan
  25. “Be well dressed, behave like a gentleman, and keep your shoes shined.” Joseph Abboud

  26. “As a general rule, it pays to be confident, helpful, and nice.” Colin Wright
  27. “Being a gentleman is a worthy goal.” Orlando Bloom
  28. “Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.” Theodore Roosevelt
  29. “There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela
  30. “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

  31. “I am a gentleman. My natural inclination is to be on my best behavior.” Joe Wilson
  32. “Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.” Greg King
  33. “Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time.” Luigi Pirandello
  34. “Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.” Desmond Tutu
  35. “Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company, and reflection must finish him.” John Locke

  36. “A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.” George Savile
  37. Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.” Mahatma Gandhi
  38. “Every man should have a magnifying mirror. If you look good magnified, you are set to go” Tom Ford
  39. “Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.” Benjamin Disraeli
  40. “An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.” Steve Martin

  41. “Those prancing little pantswetters come here to learn the colorful and gentlemanly art of fencing, with its many sporting limitations and its proscriptions against dishonorable engagements. You, on the other hand, you are going to learn how to kill men with a sword.” Scott Lynch
  42. “Patience is a key element of success.” Bill Gates
  43. “To achieve the nonchalance, which is absolutely necessary for a man, one article at least must not match.” Hardy Amies
  44. “What is a gentleman? It is, to be honest, to be gentle, to be generous, to be brave, to be wise; and possessed of all these qualities to exercise them in the most graceful manner.” William Makepeace Thackeray
  45. “One of the main reasons people fail to reach their full potential is because they are unwilling to risk anything.” Zig Ziglar

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