Quotes: gentleman

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  • Anthony Trollope
    Anthony Trollope
    British writer 1815-1882
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    And though it is much to be a nobleman, it is more to be a gentleman.
  • Luigi Pirandello
    Luigi Pirandello
    Italian Author, Playwright 1867-1936
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    Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time.
  • James Fenimore Cooper
    James Fenimore Cooper
    American writer 1789-1851
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    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.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Examinations, sir, are pure humbug from beginning to end. If a man is a gentleman, he knows quite enough, and if he is not a gentleman, whatever he knows is bad for him.
  • Emily Dickinson
    Emily Dickinson
    American poet 1830-1886
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    Faith is a fine invention when Gentleman can see - but microscopes are prudent in an emergency
  • Charles Lamb
    Charles Lamb
    English essayist 1775-1834
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    For God's sake (I never was more serious) don't make me ridiculous any more by terming me gentle-hearted in print... substitute drunken dog, ragged head, seld-shaven, odd-eyed, stuttering, or any other epithet which truly and properly belongs to the gentleman in question.
  • Rebecca West
    Rebecca West
    British author 1892-1983
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    He is every other inch a gentleman.
  • Daisy Ashford
    Daisy Ashford
    English writer 1881-1972
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    I am partial to ladies if they are nice. I suppose it is my nature. I am not quite a gentleman but you would hardly notice it.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    I could I trust starve like a gentleman. It's listed as part of the poetic training, you know.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
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    I do not know the American gentleman, god forgive me for putting two such words together.
  • Anthony Trollope
    Anthony Trollope
    British writer 1815-1882
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    I hold that gentleman to be the best-dressed whose dress no one observes.
  • I must have the gentleman to haul and draw with the mariner, and the mariner with the gentleman. I would know him, that would refuse to set his hand to a rope, but I know there is not any such here.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver.
  • John Henry Newman
    John Henry Newman
    English theologian 1801-1890
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    It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
  • John Henry Newman
    John Henry Newman
    English theologian 1801-1890
    John Henry Newman
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    It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.