Quotes: gentleman

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  • Fred A. Allen
    Fred A. Allen
    American comic 1894-1957
    Fred A. Allen
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    A gentleman is any man who wouldn't hit a woman with his hat on.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    A true gentleman is one who is never unintentionally rude.
  • Fjodor M. Dostojewski
    Fjodor M. Dostojewski
    Russisch writer 1821-1881
    Fjodor M. Dostojewski
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    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.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
  • William Congreve
    William Congreve
    British Dramatist 1670-1729
    William Congreve
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    'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.
  • Quentin Crisp
    Quentin Crisp
    English writer and actor 1908-1999
    Quentin Crisp
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    A gentleman doesn't pounce he glides. If a woman sits on a piece of furniture which permits your sitting beside her, you are free to regard this as an invitation, though not an unequivocal one.
  • William B. Yeats
    William B. Yeats
    Irish poet 1865-1918
    William B. Yeats
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    A gentleman is a man whose principal ideas are not connected with his personal needs and his personal succes.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    A gentleman never insults anyone unintentionally.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    A gentleman never looks out of the window.
  • 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.
  • Ben Jonson
    Ben Jonson
    British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
    Ben Jonson
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    A gentleman reading a poem that began with Where is that man that never yet did hear
    Of fair Penelope, Ulysses' queen? calling his cook, asked if he had ever heard of her, who answering No, demonstrate to him Lo, there the man that never yet did hear
    Of fair Penelope, Ulysses' queen.
    Source: Conversations with William Drummond of Hawthornden
  • A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.
  • Phyllis Mcginley
    Phyllis Mcginley
    American poet and author 1905-1978
    Phyllis Mcginley
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    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.
  • John Gay
    John Gay
    British playwright and poet 1688-1732
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    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.
  • Baroness Orczy
    Baroness Orczy
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    An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.
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