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  A farmer on his knees is higher than a gentleman on his legs.  
 -  American proverb
  

  The clown is best is his own country, and the gentleman anywhere.  
 -  Mexican proverb
  

  A gentleman without an estate is like a pudding without suet.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Gentlemen, you had better come up and shake my hand while you can - honors elevate some men.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

  A gentleman holds my hand. A man pulls my hair. A soulmate will do both.  
 -  Alessandra Torre
  

  Propriety of manners and consideration for others are the two main characteristics of a gentleman.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  I do not know the American gentleman, God forgive me for putting two such words together.  
 -  Charles Dickens
  

  Once a gentleman, and always a gentleman.  
 -  Charles Dickens
  

  A gentleman with a pug nose is a contradiction in terms.  
 -  Edgar Allan Poe
  

  The gentle mind by gentle deeds is known. For a man by nothing is so well betrayed, as by his manners.  
 -  Edmund Spenser
  

  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
  

  A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Marriage: A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.  
 -  Gloria Steinem
  

  A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do, but what he should do.  
 -  Haruki Murakami
  

  A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do, but what he should do.  
 -  Haruki Murakami
  

  A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Marriage: A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.  
 -  Gloria Steinem
  

  A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do, but what he should do.  
 -  Haruki Murakami
  

  A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do, but what he should do.  
 -  Haruki Murakami
  

  A gentleman respects every women in his life. If you can't respect your own mother, forget about respecting your girlfriend.  
 -  James Merrow
  

  I'll wait until your mouth is full of food before I ask you a question. That's just the kind of gentleman I am.  
 -  Jarod Kintz
  

  Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.  
 -  John Locke
  

  A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.  
 -  Lana Turner
  

  Gentlemen, be courteous to the old maids, no matter how poor and plain and prim, for the only chivalry worth having is that which is the readiest to to pay deference to the old, protect the feeble, and serve womankind, regardless of rank, age, or color.  
 -  Louisa May Alcott
  

  It is much easier to be a hero than a gentleman.  
 -  Luigi Pirandello
  

  If any man has just merciful and kindly instincts he would be a gentleman, for he would need nothing else in the world.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  The English country gentleman galloping after the fox - the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and when I have to do with a pirate, I try to be a pirate and a half.  
 -  Otto von Bismarck
  

  Gentlemen who prefer bonds don't know what they're missing.  
 -  Peter Lynch
  

  Repose and cheerfulness are the badge of the gentleman - repose in energy. The Greek battle pieces are calm; the heroes, in whatever violent actions engaged, retain a serene aspect.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  We sometimes meet an original gentleman, who, if manners had not existed, would have invented them.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Men of courage, men of sense, and men of letters are frequent; but a true gentleman is what one seldom sees.  
 -  Richard Steele
  

  It is a splendid thing to think that the woman you really love will never grow old to you. Through the wrinkles of time, through the mask of years, if you really love her, you will always see the face you love and won. And a woman who really loves a man does not see that he grows old; he is not decrepit to her; she always sees the same gallant gentleman who won her hand and heart.  
 -  Robert G. Ingersoll
  

  A true gentleman is one that apologizes anyways, even though he has not offended a lady intentionally. He is in a class all of his own because he knows the value of a woman's heart.  
 -  Shannon L. Alder
  

  Never chase a man. A gentleman will do everything in his power to do the chasing and courting after the woman of his dreams.  
 -  Sophie Lianne
  

  In the wild, turkeys are amazing. When domesticated, turkeys are so stupid they have to be kept from accidentally killing themselves a dozen different ways. Gentlemen, let's admit it: most of us are tragically overdomesticated. We have hardly any connection to the wild or our wilder selves. Words like adventure, exploit, and quest no longer apply to us. It is why we are soft, whiney, and bored.  
 -  Stephen Mansfield
  

  A gentleman knows when to call her sexy and when to let her know she's beautiful.  
 -  Sydney Rogers
  

  S.W.A.G.= She Wants A Gentleman  
 -  Unknown
  

  A gentleman seduces his lady's mind before he even touches her body.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A gentleman is one who doesn't and can't forgive himself for self-committed mistake even if others forget it and the self-criticism is a mark of his right attitude towards life.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Being a male is the matter of birth, being a man is the matter of age, But being a gentleman is the matter of choice.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I often wonder if more girls were willing to be ladies, would more guys feel challenged to be gentlemen.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Maybe more men would stand up and be gentlemen if more women would sit down and be ladies.  
 -  Unknown
  

  George Washington was a politician and a gentleman. That's a rare combination.  
 -  Will Rogers
  

  This country will not always be an uncomfortable place for a country gentleman to live in, and it is most important that we should keep in this country a certain leisured class. I am afraid that Labour disagrees with me in that. On this matter I am a crusted Tory. I am of the opinion of the ancient Jewish book which says, 'there is no wisdom without leisure.'  
 -  William Butler Yeats
  

  You are trying to kidnap what I have rightfully stolen, and I think it quite ungentlemanly.  
 -  William Goldman
  

  To be a gentleman is to be honest, to be gentle, to be generous, to be brave, to be wise, and possessing all those qualities to exercise them in the most graceful outward manner.  
 -  William Makepeace Thackeray