64+ Best Gentleman Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational gentleman quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Gentleman Quotes

I was brought up to be a gentleman. That means you know how to walk, talk and dress the part. Brian McKnight

Fereydun, that’s my dad’s name. My grandmother, my dad’s mom, when she was pregnant, she was dating a man from Persia, a Persian gentleman. It wasn’t his child, but he was still very supportive and said, Hey, this is a great name, and so it stuck. So that’s what she named him. Fred Armisen

Hardship is the native soil of manhood and self-reliance. John Neal

Good evening, ladies and gentleman. My name is Orson Welles. I am an actor. I am a writer. I am a producer. I am a director. I am a magician. I appear onstage and on the radio. Why are there so many of me and so few of you? Orson Welles

It’s attention to detail that makes the difference between average and stunning. Francis Atterbury

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. Hunter S. Thompson

I’m a gentleman, if nothing else. It’s taken me years to become one, but finally I have a sense of propriety. Eric Stoltz

When you wear a bow tie, doors open for you. Your posture is a little more erect; your shoulders are a little further back; your style is a little more dynamic. It’s about the reestablishment of the gentleman. Dhani Jones

The look of a gentleman is little else than the reflection of the looks of the world. William Hazlitt

I think a gentleman is someone who holds the comfort of other people above their own. The instinct to do that is inside every good man, I believe. The rules about opening doors and buying dinner and all of that other ‘gentleman’ stuff is a chess game, especially these days. Anna Kendrick

If you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen. Conan O’ Brien

When you wear a bow tie, doors open for you. Your posture is a little more erect; your shoulders are a little further back your style is a little more dynamic. It’s about the reestablishment of the gentleman. Dhani Jones

I am a gentleman. My natural inclination is to be on my best behavior. Joe Wilson

I think a gentleman is someone who holds the comfort of other people above their own. The instinct to do that is inside every good man, I believe. The rules about opening doors and buying dinner and all of that other ‘gentleman’ stuff is a chess game, especially these days. Anna Kendrick

It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. Bill Gates

In 57, I got a job at the Blue Angel nightclub, and a gentleman named Ken Welch wrote all my material for me. I lived at a place called the Rehearsal Club that was actually the basis for a play called Stage Door. Carol Burnett

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

Good manners are just a way of showing other people that we have respect for them. Bill Kelly

The policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy, and a gentleman. And, of course, he’d have to be a genius. For he will have to feed a family on a policeman’s salary. Paul Harvey

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

I worked with Ice T, Ice Cube, and Tupac! But Tupac was the sweetest man in the world. That whole thug thing was an act it was silly and dumb. He was a complete gentleman and one of the kindest men I’ve ever met. Lori Petty

Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor. Norman Mailer

The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments. Benjamin Disraeli

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou

If the gentleman has ability, he is magnanimous, generous, tolerant, and straightforward, through which he opens the way to instruct others. Xun Kuang

If they respect you, respect them. If they disrespect you, still respect them. Mohammad Zeyara

The nameless loser in Jay McInerney’s Bright Lights, Big City is going to the dogs like a gentleman. He is too smart to blame anyone for the impasse he has come to, hip enough to know he does not know enough, too sophisticated to masquerade as an anti hero. Darryl Pinckney

Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners. Laurence Sterne

For me, the best thing you can do as a man in loving someone is to do your best, go on that walk, and at the end of that walk be as much of a gentleman as you were in the beginning. Ryan Adams

The very first thing you learn if you’re a gentleman is that you never compare one woman to another. That’s the way of all death. Patrick Macnee

When we go to see comedians or funny movies, they don’t address the wall behind them they face us. This is why a game’s first job is to entertain through gameplay and secondarily through humor, drama, or other traditional entertainment devices. The humor has to be a gentleman. I mean, it needs to be squeezed in around the game. Doug TenNapel

A gentleman has his eyes on all those present he is tender toward the bashful, gentle toward the distant, and merciful toward the absent. Lawrence G. Lovasik

All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman. Charlie Chaplin

And though it is much to be a nobleman, it is more to be a gentleman. Anthony Trollope

I have concluded that Literature is no proper pursuit for a gentleman and that Writing ought never to be consider’d but as an elegant Accomplishment to be indulg’d in with infrequency and Discrimination. H. P. Lovecraft

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 Alder

I always knew I wanted to play golf and go to college. I try hard to be a positive role model, especially on the golf course. I try to carry myself well, and don’t do anything outrageous. I try to play the game like a gentleman and give everyone respect. That’s how the game should be played. Dustin Johnson

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

All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman. Charlie Chaplin

Chivalry It’s the little boy that kisses my hand, the young man who holds the door open for me, and the old man who tips his hat to me. None of it is a reflection of me, but a reflection of them.Donna Lynn Hope

A lady is smarter than a gentleman, maybe, she can sew a fine seam, she can have a baby, she can use her intuition instead of her brain, but she can’t fold a paper in a crowded train. Phyllis McGinley

The gentleman is dignified but not arrogant. The small man is arrogant but not digified. Confucius

Claire Hodgson, born Clara Mae Merritt, was the daughter of a prominent Georgia attorney who had once represented Ty Cobb. She was still a teenager when she married Frank Hodgson, a gentleman caller nearly twice her age. Jane Leavy

A gentleman by definition is a man who makes everyone around him feel comfortable. Arrogance who only thinks of himself without considering the needs of others is the opposite of a gentleman. They can both be wealthy, they don’t have to be, but they cannot both be gentlemen. Oliver Oyanadel

A rich rogue nowadays is fit company for any gentleman; and the world, my dear, hath not such a contempt for roguery as you imagine. John Gay

Though he was her enemy, he treated her with unfailing courtesy. Jacqueline Carey

My dad was a proper old English gentleman, even though he was from the Caribbean. He used to stand up and salute during the Queen’s Christmas speech. John Barnes

he was a gentleman on whom I built / an absolute trust. Sharon Olds

A lady is smarter than a gentleman, maybe, she can sew a fine seam, she can have a baby, she can use her intuition instead of her brain, but she can’t fold a paper in a crowded train. Phyllis McGinley

When I visited Moscow for the first time in 1998, I wandered into the historic Metropol Hotel as a curious tourist simply to ogle the giant painted glass ceiling that hangs over the grand restaurant off the lobby. It was the memory of that short visit that prompted me, some years later, to set A Gentleman in Moscow’ in the hotel. Amor Towles

A gentleman, I hope it will become clear, is not simply a man who stands apart. He is a man who stands up for others sometimes even for his enemies often when those others have no clue that he is there for them. Brad Miner

Gentlemen always walk ladies home. Gabriellyn Gidman

There are a few things a true gentleman cannot live without. The black silk knitted square-bottom tie is just such an indispensable item. No true gentlemen would be without one. Roger Stone

Austen suggests that a gentleman is made, not born and made only through a process of painful self-reflection and discovery. Emily Auerbach

I was very much a part of the civil rights era, so, of course, my fantasy was to marry some outstanding black gentleman, a leader someone like Martin Luther King who was doing something for black people. Roxie Roker

Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience. Greg King

Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding. It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman. James Fenimore Cooper

A man does what he must in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures and that is the basis of all human morality. Winston Churchill

Will you tell me, Oh, painting is a special art, whereas anyone can write prose passably well’? Can he, indeed? Can you, sir? Nay, believe me, you are either an archangel or a very bourgeois gentleman indeed if you admit to having spoken English prose all your life without knowing it. Arthur Quiller

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Ian Maclaren

Breitbart media is named after the same gentleman who basically framed Shirley Sherrod during the Obama administration. Ta Nehisi Coates

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. Albert Einstein

I want a gentleman. Someone with manners. Olivia Culpo

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