Quotations on Gentleman

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The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
- Jane Austen
(Keywords: Lady, Gentleman, Pleasure)

This is now a global war on terror and, indeed, it is important, it is imperative that we win in the battles in Afghanistan and that we win in the battles in Iraq. And as the gentleman from Georgia has mentioned, this is not something that is going to be quick and easy.
- Marsha Blackburn
(Keywords: War, Afghanistan, Gentleman, Iraq, Now, Quick, Terror)

I used to be with a publishing house called Roosevelt Music. A gentleman there told me he had seen Peggy Lee perform Fever in Las Vegas and I found out later she wanted to record it.
- Otis Blackwell
(Keywords: Music, Gentleman, Publishing)

Our community is like many around the country that have, as the gentleman from New York referenced, sophisticated planning and zoning regulations. These are elements that are developed as a result of local community pressure to balance interests.
- Earl Blumenauer
(Keywords: Balance, Community, Country, Gentleman, Planning, Pressure, Result)

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
(Keywords: Business, Attitude, Gentleman, Integrity, Talk)

A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
- Charlie Chaplin
(Keywords: Romance, Adventure, Gentleman, Lonely)

All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman.
- Charlie Chaplin
(Keywords: Idea, Chance, Gentleman, Giving, Trouble)

'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.
- William Congreve
(Keywords: Education, Gentleman, University)

Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding. It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman.
- James F. Cooper
(Keywords: Quality, Breeding, Candor, Gentleman, Mind, Proof)

The old sergeant from headquarters treats me like a son and takes the greatest pride in whatever I do or write. He regularly assigns me now to certain doors, and I always obey orders like the little gentleman that I am.
- Richard H. Davis
(Keywords: Son, Gentleman, Now, Old, Pride)

In the western part of England lived a gentleman of large fortune, whose name was Merton.
- Thomas Day
(Keywords: EnglFortune, Gentleman, Name)

The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Clothes, Conservative, Enjoyment, Gentleman, Liberal, Right)

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
(Keywords: Money, Emotion, Gentleman, Worth)

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.
- John Gay
(Keywords: Company, Contempt, Gentleman, World)

Church is great, but I found my church here. Hugh Hefner has been nothing but a gentleman.
- Jessica Hahn
(Keywords: Church, Gentleman, Nothing)

By the by, if the English race had done nothing else, yet if they left the world the notion of a gentleman, they would have done a great service to mankind.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins
(Keywords: English, Gentleman, Mankind, Nothing, Race, Service, World)

Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself.
- William Ralph Inge
(Keywords: Opportunity, Gentleman, Prayer)

The inspiration of the Bible depends upon the ignorance of the gentleman who reads it.
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Keywords: Inspiration, Bible, Gentleman, Ignorance)

Ladies and gentleman, I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.
- Neil Innes
(Keywords: Music, Ladies, Gentleman, Now)

A man may learn from his Bible to be a more thorough gentleman than if he had been brought up in all the drawing-rooms in London.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Bible, Gentleman, London, May)

It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years.
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Keywords: Time, Gentleman, Memories, Old, Parents, University, Years)

Finally, gentleman, from the considerations above mentioned, as I cannot consistently with my own honor, nor with utility to my country, considering the manner in which Business is transacted here, remain any longer in this chair, I now resign it.
- Henry Laurens
(Keywords: Business, Country, Gentleman, Honor, Now)

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
- John Locke
(Keywords: Education, Company, Gentleman, Reading, Reflection)

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
(Keywords: Eyes, Gentleman, Present)

When we saw our plane on TV as breaking news, it was the most surreal experience. A lot of the women were crying. There was a gentleman who was writing in his journal and crying. Seeing that isn't easy.
- Taryn Manning
(Keywords: Women, Experience, Gentleman, News, Writing)

An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.
- Steve Martin
(Keywords: Apology, Dignity, Gentleman, Wrong)

A lady is smarter than a gentleman, maybe, she can sew a fine seam, she can have a baby, she can use her intuition instead of her brain, but she can't fold a paper in a crowded train.
- Phyllis McGinley
(Keywords: Baby, Lady, Gentleman, Intuition)

Hollywood does not write parts for people like me, an elderly gentleman, and when they find out you're crippled, forget about it. No, I'll never work again.
- Ricardo Montalban
(Keywords: Work, People, Elderly, Forget, Gentleman, Hollywood)

Ice T was just a pleasure to work with. He was a smart gentleman.
- Judd Nelson
(Keywords: Work, Gentleman, Pleasure)

Forty-five States, as the gentleman just said, have determined by people that were elected by the people of that State that marriage is the definition of one man and one woman.
- Randy Neugebauer
(Keywords: Marriage, People, Gentleman, State, states, Woman)

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.
- James Otis
(Keywords: Health, Life, Sacrifice, Applause, Country, Gentleman, Principles, Public)

How large and varied is the educational bill of fare set before every young gentleman in Great Britain; and to judge by the mental stamina it affords him in most cases, what a waste of good food it is!
- James Payn
(Keywords: Food, Gentleman, Waste)

The gentleman had also a young daughter, of rare goodness and sweetness of temper, which she took from her mother, who was the best creature in the world.
- Charles Perrault
(Keywords: Mother, Daughter, Gentleman, Goodness, Sweetness, Temper, World)

I could I trust starve like a gentleman. It's listed as part of the poetic training, you know.
- Ezra Pound
(Keywords: Trust, Gentleman, Training)

All I want is a gentleman. I'm sick to bloody death of bastards.
- Katie Price
(Keywords: Death, Gentleman, Want)

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.
- Samuel Richardson
(Keywords: English, Lady, Gentleman, Now)

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
(Keywords: Women, Gentleman, Value, World)

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
(Keywords: People, Gentleman, Law, Uncertainty)

I find it sad that by not talking about who I sleep with, that makes me mysterious. There was a time when I would have been called a gentleman.
- Kevin Spacey
(Keywords: Time, Gentleman, Sleep, Talking)

I like to be bought flowers and taken out for dinner. I like a man to be a gentleman. I don't like to be treated as if I am brainless. I like to be respected and to give respect.
- Sharon Stone
(Keywords: Flowers, Gentleman, Respect)

The only infallible rule we know is, that the man who is always talking about being a gentleman never is one.
- Robert Smith Surtees
(Keywords: Being, Gentleman, Talking)

A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.
- Kong Fu Zi
(Keywords: Deeds, Gentleman, Words)









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