Gentleness Proverbs

Sayings about Gentleness

Men must sew up tears with gentleness. ~Arabian Proverbs

A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair. ~Iranian Proverbs

If everyone were a gentleman, who would make the mills work? ~Russian Proverbs

What is it to be a gentleman? Firstly it is to be thankful and secondly to complain. ~Serbian Proverbs

The gentle calf sucks all the cows. ~Portuguese Proverbs

Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own. ~Chinese Proverbs

Govern a family as you would cook a small fish — very gently. ~ Chinese Proverb

Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him. ~English Proverbs

Bargain like a gypsy, but pay like a gentleman. ~Hungarian Proverbs

Gentlemen don’t want to give much and are ashamed to give little. ~Czech Proverbs

If you steal something small you are a petty thief, but if you steal millions you are a gentlemanof society. ~Greek Proverbs

When Adam delved and Eve span, where was then the gentlemen? ~ English Proverb

One gentle word opens a gate of iron. ~Bulgarian Proverbs

I am a gentleman and you are a gentleman; who, then, should look after the pigs? ~ Czech Proverb

Gentlemen prefer blonds — but marry brunettes. ~American Proverbs

A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars. ~ Canary Island Proverb

Fire is never a gentle master . ~ Traditional Proverb

There is no worse devil than a farmer who wants to be a gentleman. ~Lithuanian Proverbs

Work like a slave and eat like a gentleman. ~Albanian Proverbs

He who eats cherries with gentlemen risks getting the pips in his nose. ~Danish Proverbs

A gentleman is a man who can disagree without being disagreeable. ~ Saying

Quotations about Gentleness

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 human heart becomes softened by hearing of instances of gentleness and consideration. ~ Plutarch

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

The word of a gentleman is as good as his bond; and sometimes better. ~ Charles Dickens

Better make penitents by gentleness than hypocrites by severity. ~ Saint Francis de Sales

There are no gentlemen in anything competitive – you want to win. ~ Len Goodman

The gentleman is a Christian product. ~ George Henry Calvert

A gentleman has ease without familiarity, is respectful without meanness; genteel without affectation, insinuating without seeming art. ~ Philip Dormer Stanhope

Experience has caused it to be remarked that in the country where the laws are gentle, the minds of the citizens are struck by it, as it is elsewhere by the most severe. ~ Catherine, the Great

Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness. ~ William Shakespeare

He is the best gentleman that is the son of his own deserts, and not the degenerated heir of another’s virtue. ~ Victor Hugo

The flowering of civilization is the finished man, the man of sense, of grace, of accomplishment, of social power–the gentleman. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there. ~ H. L. Mencken

In the husband wisdom, in the wife gentlenesse. ~ George Herbert

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

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

The look of a gentleman is little else than the reflection of the looks of the world. ~ William Hazlitt

We must be gentle now we are gentlemen. ~ William Shakespeare

Gentleness succeeds better than violence. ~ Jean de la Fontaine

Being a gentleman is the number one priority, the chief question integral to our national life. ~ Edward Fox

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

Gentleness, which belongs to virtue, is to be carefully distinguished from the mean spirit of cowards and the fawning assent of sycophants. ~ Hugh Blair

Gentleness in the gait is what simplicity is in the dress. Violent gestures or quick movements inspire involuntary disrespect. ~ Honore de Balzac

Your gentleness shall force, more than your force move us to gentleness. ~ William Shakespeare

Gentleness and repose are paramount to everything else in woman. ~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Let gentleness thy strong enforcement be. ~ William Shakespeare

In a word, to be a fine gentleman is to be a generous and brave man. ~ Sir Richard Steele

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

Religion is the most gentlemanly thing in the world. It alone will gentilize, if unmixed with cant. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Gentleness corrects whatever is offensive in our manners. ~ Hugh Blair

Gentle in manner, firm in reality. ~ Claudio Aquaviva

A gentleman is any man who wouldn’t hit a woman with his hat on. ~ Fred A. Allen

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

Gentleness is far more successful in all its enterprises than violence; indeed, violence generally frustrates its own purpose, while gentleness scarcely ever fails. ~ John Locke

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

I do not know the American gentleman. God forgive me for putting two such words together. ~ Charles Dickens

Being a gentleman is a worthy goal. ~ Orlando Bloom

Gentlemen, when the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon. ~ Horatio Nelson

Gentlemen prefer bonds. ~ Andrew William Mellon

A gentleman is simply a patient wolf. ~ Lana Turner

The power of gentleness is irresistible. ~ Henry Martyn

It’s very hard to be a gentleman and a writer. ~ W. Somerset Maugham

Fearless gentleness is the most beautiful of feminine attractions born of modesty and love. ~ Mrs. Clara Lucas Balfour

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

A gentleman I could never make him, though I could make him a lord. ~ James I of England

The gentleness of all the gods go with thee. ~ William Shakespeare

Gentleman is a term which does not apply to any station, but to the mind and the feelings in every station. ~ Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd

My master hath been an honorable gentleman; tricks he hath had in him which gentlemen have. ~ William Shakespeare

A true gentleman is one who is never unintentionally rude. ~ Oscar Wilde

Severity is allowable where gentleness has no effect. ~ Pierre Corneille

With all women gentleness is the most persuasive and powerful argument. ~ Pierre Jules Theophile Gautier

He whom we call a gentleman is no longer the man of Nature. ~ Denis Diderot

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

Repose and cheerfulness are the badge of the gentleman –-repose in energy. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men of courage, men of sense, and men of letters are frequent; but a true gentleman is what one seldom sees. ~ Sir Richard Steele

Gentleness is the outgrowth of benignity. ~ Hannah More

There is no man that can teach us to be gentlemen better than Joseph Addison. ~ William Makepeace Thackeray

Gentleness and affability conquer at last. ~ Terence

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally. ~ Oscar Wilde

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