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Gentlemen Quotes

A gentleman is any man who wouldn't hit a woman with his hat on.

Author: Fred A. Allen (1894-1957)

Profession: American Radio Comic

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.

Author: Daisy Ashford

Profession: American Author

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

Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Profession: British Novelist

The word of a gentleman is as good as his bond; and sometimes better.

Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Profession: British Novelist

Gentleman. A man who buys two of the same morning paper from the doorman of his favorite nightclub when he leaves with his girl.

Author: Marlene Dietrich (1904-1992)

Profession: German-born American Film Actor

A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.

Author: Frederick Douglass

Profession: American Abolitionist, Journalist

Repose and cheerfulness are the badge of the gentleman -- repose in energy.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Being a gentleman is the number one priority, the chief question integral to our national life.

Author: Edward Fox


Women do not find it difficult nowadays to behave like men, but they often find it extremely difficult to behave like gentlemen.

Author: Compton Mackenzie (1883-1972)

Profession: British Writer

Gentlemen prefer bonds.

Author: Andrew William Mellon (1855-1937)

Profession: American Financier, Philanthropist, Statesman

A gentlemen is one who never strikes a woman without provocation.

Author: H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Profession: American Editor, Author, Critic, Humorist

He was the product of an English public school and university. He was, moreover, a modern product of those seats of athletic exercise. He had little education and highly developed muscles -- that is to say, he was no scholar, but essentially a gentleman.

Author: H. Seton Merriman


It is almost the definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.

Author: Cardinal J. Newman (1801-1890)

Profession: British Preacher

For everybody knows that it requires very little to satisfy the gentlemen, if a woman will only give her mind to it.

Author: Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897)

Profession: British Novelist, Historian

The final test of a gentleman is his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.

Author: William Lyon Phelps