“A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees”
“The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep.”
Dr. Laurence J. Peter
“The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep. (Elegies)”
“A true gentleman is one who is never unintentionally rude”
“The prince of darkness is a gentleman”
“This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him”
William Lyon Phelps
“To rage and mock is gentlemanly, to grumble and whine is not”
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
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