Quotes: gentleman

Quotes 46 till 57 of 57.

  • 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.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    The prince of darkness is a gentleman.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
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    The word of a gentleman is as good as his bond; and sometimes better.
  • Aneurin Bevan
    Aneurin Bevan
    British Labor politician 1897-1960
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    The worst thing I can say about democracy is that it has tolerated the Right Honorable Gentleman for four and a half years.
  • Otto Von Bismarck
    Otto Von Bismarck
    German statesman 1815-1898
    Otto Von Bismarck
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    With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.
  • Sir Richard Steele
    Sir Richard Steele
    British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor 1672-1729
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    Zeal for the public good is the characteristic of a man of honor and a gentleman, and must take the place of pleasures, profits and all other private gratification.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    A gentleman that loves to hear himself talk, will speak more in a minute than he will stand to in a month.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    A whoreson jackanapes must take me up for swearing; as if I borrowed mine oaths of him and might not spend them at my pleasure. When a gentleman is disposed to swear, it is not for any standers-by to curtail his oaths, ha?
  • Edgar Allan Poe
    Edgar Allan Poe
    American poet, writer and critic 1809-1845
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    Believe me, there exists no such dilemma as that in which a gentleman is placed when he is forced to reply to a blackguard.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Nominee. A modest gentleman shrinking from the distinction of private life and diligently seeking the honorable obscurity of public office.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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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.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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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.
    Source: The Devil's Dictionary