Best 541 of Gentleman quotes - MyQuotes
My master hath been an honorable gentleman; tricks he hath had in him which gentlemen have.
Abigail Van Buren
If you are looking for a kindly, well-to-do older gentleman who is no longer interested in sex, take out an ad in The Wall Street Journal.
A gentleman is someone who never gives offense unintentionally.
There was the pedestrian who wedged himself into the crowd, but there was also the flneur who demanded elbow room and was unwilling to forego the life of the gentleman of leisure. His leisurely appearance as a personality is his protest against the division of labour which makes people into specialists. it was also his protest against their industriousness. Around 1840 it was briefly fashionable to take turtles for a walk in the arcades. the flneurs liked to have the turtles set the pace for them.
I think he was a little like the lizard that changes color with its surroundings. He appeared far more a gentleman in a gentleman's house. In that inn, I saw him for what he was. And I knew his color there was far more natural than the other.
Mary Ann Shaffer
Your questions regarding that gentleman are very delicate, very subtle, very much like being smacked in the head with a mallet...it's a tuba among the flutes.
Smile, but not for long, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Patriarchy.
The intelligent are to the intelligentsia what a gentleman is to a gent.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
You know ladies and gentlemen, a long time ago , there were lots of people, but that was a long time ago
Edgar Allan Poe
A gentleman with a pug nose is a contradiction in terms.
Make them think they've been fooled by a gentlemen.
A gentleman never talks about his tailor.
Hunter S. Thompson
March is a month without mercy for rabid basketball fans. There is no such thing as a 'gentleman gambler' when the Big Dance rolls around. All sheep will be fleeced, all fools will be punished severely... There are no Rules when the deal goes down in the final weeks of March. Even your good friends will turn into monsters.
He’d often ignored his uncle’s teachings about gentlemanly behavior, but one stricture he’d always abided by: no man worth his salt took advantage of a woman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What king has he not taught state, as Talma taught Napoleon? What maiden has not found him finer than her delicacy? What lover has he not outloved? What sage has he not outseen? What gentleman has he not instructed in the rudeness of his behavior?
In the United Kingdom at various stages, journalism has been the profession of gentlemen amateurs. And some of them even pride themselves on being amateurs. Their quality is not comparable with the quality of intelligence services even if most of them harbor a remarkable degree of corruption and incompetence.
You can sway an audience if you win the women over. The gentlemen will follow 'cause they can be so foolish like that at times, they are easily led.
The gentlemen like it when a lady smells sweet.
W. Somerset Maugham
What d'you suppose I care if I'm a gentleman or not? If I were a gentleman I shouldn't waste my time with a vulgar slut like you.
...he's just so out-of-this-world. They don't make them like that anymore.
The Dandy is the highest form of existence attainable by the human form. His life is exclusively dedicated to dressing exquisitely, parading about the fashionable boroughs of splendid cities and and holding forth at his club, where he dispenses witticism as readily as the vulgaroisie utters its banal platitudes. The only species of 'work' this singular Chap might engage in would consist of discussing buttonhole stitching with his tailor and performing his ablutions until the morning has been well aired enough for him to step into it.
Well, gentlemen, life's just one damn thing after another.
My dog's a gentleman.
Richard M. Weaver
The most important thing about the gentleman was that he was an idealist. ... He was bred up to a code of self-restraint which taught resistance to pragmatic temptation. He was definitely a man of sentiment, who refused to put matters on a basis of materialism and self-aggrandizement.
Louisa May Alcott
A real gentleman is as polite to a little girl as to a woman.
You cannot choose between party government and Parliamentary government. I say, you can have no Parliamentary government if you have no party government; and, therefore, when gentlemen denounce party government, they strike at the scheme of government which, in my opinion, has made this country great, and which I hope will keep it great.
Scottish operative lodges began in the seventeenth century to admit non-operative members as accepted or gentleman masons and that by the early eighteenth century in some lodges the accepted or gentleman masons had gained the ascendancy: those lodges became, in turn speculative lodges, whilst others continued their purely operative nature. The speculative lodges eventually combined to form the Grand Lodge of Scotland in 1736.
Even in my side of the world, I've been in publishing for what, 25 or 26 years, and it's gone from being a gentlemen's club to being a few big players, and it's very corporatised.
Honest men are the gentlemen of nature.
Recollect that you must be a seaman to be an officer and also that you cannot be a good officer without being a gentleman.
The gentleman puts me in mind of an old hen which persists in setting after her eggs are taken away.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Here it is about gentlemen of fortune. They lives rough, and they risk swinging, but they eat and drink like fighting-cocks, and when a cruise is done, why, it's hundreds of pounds instead of hundreds of farthings in their pockets.
The old squire died as a gentleman should, of apoplexy, in his armchair, with a decanter at his elbow. ("The Vengeance Of The Dead")
Ladies and gentlemen, a picture is not worth a thousand words. In fact, we found some pictures that are worth 500 billion words.
A gentleman is never rude except on purpose - I can honestly be nasty sober, believe you me.
I'm a man of honour, a truthful person, a gentleman of absolute morality .
Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.
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.
The Englishman wants to be recognized as a gentleman, or as some other suitable species of human being; the American wants to be considered a good guy.
Ladies and Gentleman, I'm afraid I've got some BAD NEWS.
Do you know what the primary infrastructure of the United States actually is, ladies and gentlemen? It's freedom - freedom and liberty - and that infrastructure certainly does need some rebuilding.
Charles Caleb Colton
It is far more easy to acquire a fortune like a knave, than to expend it, like a gentleman.
Anna Howard Shaw
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.
I had a gentleman in college tell me, during a date, that I could be really pretty if I lost some weight. On a date!
Steve Burton, I adore. He's got the overall picture. He's wise beyond his years. He's not overwhelmed, and he's not in awe. He's a gentleman. And a hunk.
Ladies and Gentlemen...we are floating in Space!
Gentlemen never wear brown in London.
I proceed, gentlemen, to call your attention to the present state of insane persons confined within the commonwealth; in cages, closets, cellars, stalls, pens; chained, naked, beaten with rods, and lashed into obedience.
A coxcomb is ugly all over with the effectation of a fine gentleman.