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The only principles of public conduct that are worthy of a gentleman or a man are to sacrifice estate, ease, health, and applause, and even life, to the sacred calls of his country.
His locked, lettered, braw brass collar, Shewed him the gentleman and scholar.
The intelligent are to the intelligentsia what a gentleman is to a gent.
I'm very much a gentleman in what I do.
The English, the plain English, of the politest address of a gentleman to a lady is, I am now, dear Madam, your humble servant: Pray be so good as to let me be your Lord and Master.
In '57, I got a job at the Blue Angel nightclub, and a gentleman named Ken Welch wrote all my material for me. I lived at a place called the Rehearsal Club that was actually the basis for a play called Stage Door.
This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.
William Lyon Phelps
Gone are the days when a gentleman lightly took your hand in his and brushed his lips across it, or tipped his hat to acknowledge you as he chivalrously stepped aside to let you pass.
I love an old-school gentleman. Picking me up for dates, sending flowers, holding the door open, I love it all.
A rich rogue nowadays is fit company for any gentleman; and the world, my dear, hath not such a contempt for roguery as you imagine.
It's no secret that I didn't love 'An Officer And A Gentleman' then, and I certainly don't love it now, so at least no one could accuse me of being inconsistent.
I am a gentleman. My natural inclination is to be on my best behavior.
I have developed a Samoan mentality. You have to be a gentleman everywhere but on the field.
For a while, I was saying 'no' way too often. I turned down 'An Officer and A Gentleman,' 'Splash' and 'Midnight Express.' I could name you tons more. I would go off and experience life instead of working - I was learning to fly jets, went on an African safari, sailed the Caribbean - which wasn't necessarily bad.
My parents were terrific - mother was a church organist and my father was probably the most respected person in our church outside of the minister and sometimes maybe that much. The neighbors all called him - a gentleman.
If Wellington epitomizes the English gentleman, Eisenhower epitomizes the natural American gentleman.
I'm a gentleman, if nothing else. It's taken me years to become one, but finally I have a sense of propriety.
No lady is ever a gentleman.
James Branch Cabell
The hon. gentleman had better spare his interrogations if they are as senseless as that one.
The only infallible rule we know is, that the man who is always talking about being a gentleman never is one.
Robert Smith Surtees
A gentleman opposed to their enfranchisement once said to me, women have never produced anything of any value to the world. I told him the chief product of the women had been the men, and left it to him to decide whether the product was of any value.
Anna Howard Shaw
I believe you should be a gentleman, and that's old-fashioned.
Claire Hodgson, born Clara Mae Merritt, was the daughter of a prominent Georgia attorney who had once represented Ty Cobb. She was still a teenager when she married Frank Hodgson, a gentleman caller nearly twice her age.
For far too long the House of Commons has been run as little more than a private club by and for gentleman amateurs.
The glorious uncertainty of the law was a thing well known and complained of, by all ignorant people, but all learned gentleman considered it as its greatest excellency.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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