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We have Women, not Woman (redirect to Women) ... we are better to move this article to Gentlemen? Or we are better to move Women to Woman?--Aphaia 01:26, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

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  • You may depend upon it, religion is, in its essence, the most gentlemanly thing in the world. It will alone gentilize, if unmixed with cant; and I know nothing else that will, alone. Certainly not the army, which is thought to be the grand embellisher of manners.
  • Propriety of manners, and consideration for others, are the two main characteristics of a gentleman.
  • Perhaps propriety is as near a word as any to denote the manners of the gentleman; elegance is necessary to the fine gentleman; dignity is proper to noblemen; and majesty to kings.
  • He is the best gentleman that is the son of his own deserts, and not the degenerated heir of another's virtue.
  • Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company, and reflection must finish him.
  • Gentleman is a term which does not apply to any station, but to the mind and the feelings in every station.
  • What is it to be a gentleman? Is it to be honest, to be gentle, to be generous, to be brave, to be wise, and, possessing all these qualities, to exercise them in the most graceful outward manner? Ought a gentleman to be a loyal son, a true husband, an honest father? Ought his life to be decent, his bills to be paid, his taste to be high and elegant, his aims in life lofty and noble?
  • He is gentle that doth gentle deeds.
  • If you are a Gentleman, then nothing else matters. And, if you aren't a Gentleman, then nothing else matters.
    • Commandant, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun (2005).
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