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Kong Fu Zi Quotes and Sayings

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A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.
- Kong Fu Zi

Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.
- Kong Fu Zi

To know what you know and what you do not know,
that is true knowledge.
- Kong Fu Zi

To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage,
or of principle.
- Kong Fu Zi

 

Education begins the gentleman, but reading,
good company and reflection must finish him.
- John Locke

The only infallible rule we know is,
that the man who is always talking about being a gentleman never is one.
- Robert Smith Surtees

A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.
- Frederick Douglass

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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

No gentleman can be without three copies of a book:
one for show,
one for use, and one for borrowers.
- Richard Heber

The only principles of public conduct that are worthy
of a gentleman or a man are to sacrifice estate,
ease, health, and applause, and even life,
to the sacred calls of his country.
- James Otis

The person, be it gentleman or lady,
who has not pleasure in a good novel,
must be intolerably stupid.
- Jane Austen

A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.
- Lana Turner

By the by, if the English race had done nothing else,
yet if they left the world the notion of a gentleman,
they would have done a great service to mankind.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins

It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that
he is one who never inflicts pain.
- John Henry Newman

If Wellington epitomizes the English gentleman,
Eisenhower epitomizes the natural American gentleman.
- John Keegan

I'm very much a gentleman in what I do.
- Little Richard

In the western part of England lived a gentleman of large fortune,
whose name was Merton.
- Thomas Day

An apology? Bah!
Disgusting!
Cowardly!
Beneath the dignity of any gentleman,
however wrong he might be.
- Steve Martin

Church is great, but I found my church here.
Hugh Hefner has been nothing but a gentleman.
- Jessica Hahn

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

I was a little doubtful about the propriety of going
to the Mammoth Cave without a gentleman escort,
but if two ladies travel alone they must have the courage of men.
- Maria Mitchell

A gentleman can live through anything.
- William Faulkner

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

A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns,
must show no emotion.
Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is
hardly worth troubling about.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

The more you act like a lady, the more he'll act like a gentleman.
- Sydney Biddle Barrows

Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know
a gentleman he hardly ever meets.
I do not mean his maker, but himself.
- William Ralph Inge

The gentleman had also a young daughter,
of rare goodness and sweetness of temper,
which she took from her mother, who was the best creature in the world.
- Charles Perrault

Profaneness is a brutal vice.
He who indulges in it is no gentleman.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

A man may learn from his Bible to be a more thorough
gentleman than if he had been brought up in all the drawing-rooms in London.
- Charles Kingsley

I can make a lord, but only God can make a gentleman.
- King James I

Forty-five States, as the gentleman just said,
have determined by people that were elected by the
people of that State that marriage is the definition
of one man and one woman.
- Randy Neugebauer

I am at heart a gentleman.
- Marlene Dietrich

Repose and cheerfulness are the badge of the gentleman.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University.
But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.
- William Congreve

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

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

The glorious uncertainty of the law was a thing well known and complained of,
by all ignorant people, but all learned gentleman considered
it as its greatest excellency.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

John Wayne was a consummate gentleman.
Bigger than life.
- Jennifer O'Neill

The object of golf is not just to win.
It is to play like a gentleman, and win.
- Phil Mickelson

It's very hard to be a gentleman and a writer.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Ladies and gentleman, I've suffered for my music,
now it's your turn.
- Neil Innes

Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.
- Theodore Roosevelt

I'm not confident with the ladies.
I can't just ask someone out in a club.
I'd like to say I'm a gentleman.
- Christopher Parker

I find it sad that by not talking about who I sleep with,
that makes me mysterious.
There was a time when I would have been called a gentleman.
- Kevin Spacey

The inspiration of the Bible depends upon the ignorance
of the gentleman who reads it.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer,
a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
- Charlie Chaplin

The intelligent are to the intelligentsia what a gentleman is to a gent.
- Stanley Baldwin

All I want is a gentleman.
I'm sick to bloody death of bastards.
- Katie Price

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 F. Cooper

I hold that gentleman to be the best-dressed whose dress no one observes.
- Anthony Trollope

No lady is ever a gentleman.
- James Branch Cabell

Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the
finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.
- Herbert Spencer

Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means
of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.
- Thorstein Veblen

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

His locked, lettered, braw brass collar,
Shewed him the gentleman and scholar.
- Robert Burns

Any gentleman with the slightest chic will give a girl
a fifty dollar bill for the powder room.
- George Axelrod

With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half,
and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.
- Otto von Bismarck

No real English gentleman, in his secret soul,
was ever sorry for the death of a political economist.
- Walter Bagehot

George Pal had total control, and he was there on the set every day.
You never met a more charming man in your entire lifetime -
what a lovely gentleman.
- Ann Robinson

I formally proposed.
I'm a good Southern gentleman.
- Vince Gill

The final test of a gentleman is his respect for those
who can be of no possible service to him.
- William Lyon Phelps

I used to be with a publishing house called Roosevelt Music.
A gentleman there told me he had seen Peggy Lee perform
Fever in Las Vegas and I found out later she wanted to record it.
- Otis Blackwell

Ice T was just a pleasure to work with.
He was a smart gentleman.
- Judd Nelson

If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman
who has been bred to the business,
and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver.
- Lord Byron

The gentleman puts me in mind of an old hen which persists
in setting after her eggs are taken away.
- Fisher Ames

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

Ladies and Gentleman, the Bronx is burning.
- Howard Cosell

Hollywood does not write parts for people like me,
an elderly gentleman, and when they find out you're crippled,
forget about it.
No, I'll never work again.
- Ricardo Montalban

No gentleman ever discusses any relationship with a lady.
- Keith Miller

The hon.
gentleman had better spare his interrogations if they
are as senseless as that one.
- Charles Tupper

I could I trust starve like a gentleman.
It's listed as part of the poetic training,
you know.
- Ezra Pound


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