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

Fred A. Allen (1894-1956) American comedian.

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

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) British novelist.

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

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) British novelist.

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

A gentleman can live through anything.

William Faulkner (1897-1962) American novelist and short-story writer.

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

Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic.

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, and short-story writer.

Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.

English proverb

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

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A true gentleman is one who is never unintentionally rude.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.