17 Great Quotes On Being A Gentleman

A Gentleman isn’t defined by how he dresses, what part of town he lives, or that he strives to consume only the finest things in life. He’s defined by his everyday actions. That’s the common theme in these seventeen great quotes. Ordinary guys become extraordinary by simply doing the right things, especially when no one is looking.



“A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.”

-George Bernard Shaw


“A gentleman knows his actions carry more weight than any words spoken.”



“Courtesy is as much a part of a gentleman as courage.”

-Theodore Roosevelt


“Being male is a matter of birth. Being a man is a matter of age. But being a gentleman is a matter of choice.”

-Srinivas Shenoy


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

-Luigi Pirandello


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

-Haruki Murakami


“Look at how a man behaves with the women in his life and you will know if he is a gentleman or a scoundrel.”

-Avijeet Das


“One gentleman does not rejoice at the misfortune of another in public.”

-William Golding


“Gallantry is gentlemen’s quality.”

-Toba Beta


“We have only one rule here – to act like a gentleman at all times.”

-Robert E. Lee


“A gentleman can live through anything.”

-Oscar Wilde


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

-William Lyon Phelps


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



“A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.”



“And though it is much to be a nobleman, it is more to be a gentleman.”

-Anthony Trollope


“A gentleman doesn’t have one set of manners for the house of a poor man, and another for someone with an income incomparable to him.”

-William Maxwell


“Gentlemen respect the rights of others. They are honorable men.”

-Ellen J. Barrier