Quotes: gentleman

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  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
    William Somerset Maugham
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    It's very hard to be a gentleman and a writer.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    Ladies and gentleman are permitted to have friends in the kennel, but not in the kitchen.
  • Herbert Spencer
    Herbert Spencer
    British Philosopher 1820-1903
    Herbert Spencer
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    Marriage: A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    No gentleman can be a philosopher an no philosopher a gentleman: to the philosopher everything is fluid - even himself.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    No real gentleman will tell the naked truth in the presence of ladies.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
    Ambrose Bierce
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    Nominee. A modest gentleman shrinking from the distinction of private life and diligently seeking the honorable obscurity of public office.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
    Charles Dickens
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    Once a gentleman, and always a gentleman.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    One knows so well the popular idea of health. The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.
  • A. J. P. Taylor
    A. J. P. Taylor
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    Perfect soldier, perfect gentleman never gave offence to anyone not even the enemy.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
    Ambrose Bierce
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    Philanthropist. A rich (and usually bald) old gentleman who has trained himself to grin while his conscience is picking his pocket.
  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    American author and clergyman 1814-1880
    Edwin Hubbel Chapin
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    Profaneness is a brutal vice. He who indulges in it is no gentleman.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.
  • William Lyon Phelps
    William Lyon Phelps
    American author, critic and scholar 1865-1943
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    The final test of a gentleman is his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.
  • Raymond Chandler
    Raymond Chandler
    American writer 1888-1959
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    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.
  • Jane Austen
    Jane Austen
    English writer 1775-1817
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    The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.