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A gentleman is often seen, but very seldom heard to laugh. - Philip Dormer Stanhope

The gentleman understands righteousness, the petty man understands interest. - Confucius

A gentleman that loves to hear himself talk, will speak more in a minute than he will stand to in a month. - William Shakespeare

Honourable: Afflicted with an impediment in one's reach. In legislative bodies, it is customary to mention all members as honourable; as, 'the honourable gentleman is a scurvy cur.' (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce

A gentleman with a pug nose is a contradiction in terms. - Edgar Allan Poe

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

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out. - George Bernard Shaw

Nominee: A modest gentleman shrinking from the distinction of private life and diligently seeking the honourable obscurity of public office. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally. - Oscar Wilde