An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





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


Fred A. Allen (1894-1957, 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.


Daisy Ashford (American author)


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


Frederick Douglass (c.1817-1895, American abolitionist, journalist)


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


Charles Dickens (1812-1870, British novelist)


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


Charles Dickens (1812-1870, 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.


Marlene Dietrich (1904-1992, German-born American film actor)


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


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


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


Edward Fox


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.


H. Seton Merriman


Gentlemen prefer bonds.


Andrew William Mellon (1855-1937, American financier, philanthropist, statesman)


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


H. L. Mencken (1880-1956, American editor, author, critic, humorist)


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


Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897, British novelist, historian)


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


William Lyon Phelps


Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time.


Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936, Italian author, playwright)


Believe me, there exists no such dilemma as that in which a gentleman is placed when he is forced to reply to a blackguard.


Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845, American poet, critic, short-story writer)


Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.


English Proverb (Sayings of British origin)


A gentleman is a man who can disagree without being disagreeable.


Author Unknown


He is every other inch a gentleman.


Rebecca West (1892-1983, British author)


A true gentleman is one who is never unintentionally rude.


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


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