Best Quotes About Gentle

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light. -Dylan Thomas

I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong. -Leo Rosten

No man who worships education has got the best out of education… Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots. -Frank A. Clark

He is every other inch a gentleman. -Rebecca West

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

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

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

Your English style will no doubt put all the other gentlemen to bed. I speak figuratively, of course. -John Gielgud

Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power. -Aldous Huxley

The safest road to hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts. -C. S. Lewis

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory. -Douglas MacArthur

You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference. -Richard M. Nixon

Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child. -Alexander Pope

Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance. -Boy George

I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word – politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit. -Fran Lebowitz

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

It is not whether your words or actions are tough or gentle; it is the spirit behind your actions and words that announces your inner state. -Rene Char

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

Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split one boulder. -Carl Sandburg

Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts. -Charles Lamb

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

Most gentlemen don't like love, they just like to kick it around. -Cole Porter

A gentleman is simply a patient wolf. -Lana Turner

I am at heart a gentleman. -Marlene Dietrich

A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread. -George Herbert

Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages. -Michel de Montaigne

Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces. -Henry David Thoreau

It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others. -Joseph Addison

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 Inge

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

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. -Frederick Douglass

Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. -Robert Kennedy

Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad. -George Bernard Shaw

Lord, give us the wisdom to utter words that are gentle and tender, for tomorrow we may have to eat them. -Mo Udall

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

When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch. -Ty Cobb

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time. -Henry David Thoreau

The Englishman wants to be recognized as a gentleman, or as some other suitable species of human being, the American wants to be considered a good guy. -Louis Kronenberger

A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words. -Confucius

I know these jokes aren't great, ladies and gentlemen, see this is the problem you run into when you're between impeachments. -David Letterman

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

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time. -Saint Francis de Sales

It is possible that blondes also prefer gentlemen. -Mamie Van Doren

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

Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures. -Thomas de Quincey

Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence. -Jean Paul

Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself. -Helen Rowland

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

Let there be nothing within thee that is not very beautiful and very gentle, and there will be nothing without thee that is not beautiful and softened by the spell of thy presence. -James Allen

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness. -Phillips Brooks

A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment. -Walter Bagehot

No man or woman can be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it and without someone being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness. -Phillips Brooks

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

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

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. -Mahatma Gandhi

A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle. -Jean Genet

Throw away thy rod, throw away thy wrath; O my God, take the gentle path. -George Herbert

There is great force hidden in a gentle command. -George Herbert

Be gentle to all and stern with yourself. -Saint Teresa of Avila

I really think that American gentlemen are the best after all, because kissing your hand may make you feel very good but a diamond and a sapphire bracelet lasts forever. -Anita Loos

Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people. -Garrison Keillor

But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions. -Homer

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress. -Charles Dickens

What will not woman, gentle woman dare; when strong affection stirs her spirit up? -Robert Southey

'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

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 Fenimore Cooper

Force is legitimate where gentleness avails not. -Pierre Corneille

Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel, the steadiness of your resentment. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

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

There were gentlemen and there were seamen in the navy of Charles the Second. But the seamen were not gentlemen; and the gentlemen were not seamen. -Thomas Babington Macaulay

There is something suspicious about music, gentlemen. I insist that she is, by her nature, equivocal. I shall not be going too far in saying at once that she is politically suspect. -Thomas Mann

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

A lady is smarter than a gentleman, maybe, she can sew a fine seam, she can have a baby, she can use her intuition instead of her brain, but she can't fold a paper in a crowded train. -Phyllis McGinley

For everybody knows that it requires very little to satisfy the gentlemen, if a woman will only give her mind to it. -Margaret Oliphant

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

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

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

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

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. -Benjamin Franklin

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

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

You know, gentlemen, that I do not owe any personal income tax. But nevertheless, I send a small check, now and then, to the Internal Revenue Service out of the kindness of my heart. -David Rockefeller

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

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

America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world. -George H. W. Bush

It's hard to do it because you gotta look people in the eye and tell 'em they're irresponsible and lazy. And who's gonna wanna do that? Because that's what poverty is, ladies and gentlemen. In this country, you can succeed if you get educated and work hard. Period. Period. -Bill O'Reilly

Ladies and gentlemen: There can be no greater investment in Alabama's future than an investment in education. -Bob Riley

Terrorism, ladies and gentlemen, in my eyes I have a very, very, very simple explanation. Gangs of criminals, killers, used unfortunately by certain governments in the past for political purposes, who are on their own now as gangs. -Hamid Karzai

Growth is an erratic forward movement: two steps forward, one step back. Remember that and be very gentle with yourself. -Julia Cameron

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

It is my contention that most people are not mugged every day, that most people in this world do not encounter violence every day. I think we prepare people for violence, and I think just as importantly we prepare people for the definition of being gentle. -Bob Keeshan

It requires more strength to be gentle, so it's the everyday encounters of life that I think we've prepared children for and prepared them to be good to other people and to consider other people. -Bob Keeshan

Culture makes all men gentle. -Menander

Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun. -Kent Nerburn

I'm not really big on slapstick humor. I like gentle humor. -Anjelica Huston

My wife is one of the best wimin on this Continent, altho' she isn't always gentle as a lamb with mint sauce. -Charles Farrar Browne

Like two single gentlemen rolled into one. -George Colman

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

Our works decay and disappear but God gentlest works stay looking down on the ruins we toil to rear. -Walter Smith

I am as innocent regarding any conspiracy as any of you gentlemen in the room. -Jack Ruby

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

The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God. -Jim Elliot

Thus, I steer my bark, and sail On even keel, with gentle gale. -Matthew Green

Where hast thou wandered, gentle gale, to find the perfumes thou dost bring? -William Cullen Bryant

But wealth is a great means of refinement; and it is a security for gentleness, since it removes disturbing anxieties. -Donald G. Mitchell

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

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength. -Saint Francis de Sales

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

I would rather the man who presents something for my consideration subject me to a zephyr of truth and a gentle breeze of responsibility rather than blow me down with a curtain of hot wind. -Grover Cleveland

First of all, ladies and gentlemen, you must forget that you are singers. -Claude Debussy

The Devil, can sometimes do a very gentlemanly thing. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Canada is a good country to be from. It has a gentler slower pace – it lends perspective. -Paul Anka

Wit is a weapon. Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority. But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin, usually in solitude. -Frank Muir

The active part of man consists of powerful instincts, some of which are gentle and continuous; others violent and short; some baser, some nobler, and all necessary. -Francis W. Newman

War is cruelty, and none can make it gentle. -Gilbert Parker

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

So mightiest powers buy deepest calms are fed, And sleep, how oft, in things that gentlest be! -Bryan Procter

That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity. So to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone, to the honesty, and the inevitability of something. -Meredith Monk

I think of these things as obstacles rather than opportunities, because if they were opportunities it means I actually took the business of doing them seriously. To take myself too seriously is the gentle kiss of death. -Leon Redbone

But a true diva has dismissed that drama. A true diva's heart is open, and she's ready to play by her own rules – rules that are gentle and kind. -Jenifer Lewis

I am sorry to say that sometimes matters of very small importance waste a good deal of precious time, by the long and repeated speeches and chicanery of gentlemen who will not wholly throw off the lawyer even in Congress. -William Whipple

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

The Saviour reigned in all their hearts, and they successfully copied the pattern of meekness and gentleness, which he had left them. -John Strachan

Use gentle means before you come to extremity, and whatever lesson you work him, and never take above half his strength, nor ride him till he is weary, but a little at a time and often. -William Cavendish

I shall support the law, for the law gentlemen, is the firm and solid basis of civil society, the guardian of liberty, the protection of the innocent, the terror of the guilty, and the scourge of the wicked. -Charles Lawrence

I loved the gentlemanly way they treated each other. It was unlike anything I was used to. I started helping them strike the set and, at 11, began taking acting classes privately. -Jeffrey Tambor

Captain Fisher, the commander, with a party of young ladies from the city and gentlemen belonging to his ship, came one day to pay me a visit in the midst of a deluge of rain. -Joshua Slocum

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

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

I want to make wines that harmonize with food – wines that almost hug your tongue with gentleness. -Robert Mondavi

While some of them acknowledge the obligation of natural morality in their mode of conducting their cases, and preserve their individual character as gentlemen, there are others who acknowledge no law, human or divine, but the law of Scotland. -George Combe

I requested the gentlemen to put on their hats, and the ladies their shawls, to avoid catching cold, and then had the windows widely opened. This proceeding caused some astonishment and alarm at first; for the Americans generally have a dread of cold air. -George Combe

This story is based on a gentleman who indeed did… used to come to my parents' house in 1971 from Bangladesh. He was at the University of Rhode Island. And I was four, four years old, at the time, and so I actually don't have any memories of this gentleman. -Jhumpa Lahiri

I remember feeling that Michael was extremely sensitive when it came to that moment. Most directors are and they usually rely, at least in my experience, on the actress to take over. And Michael is a gentleman. -Madeleine Stowe

Since childhood she had walked the Devon rivers with her father looking for flowers and the nests of birds, passing some rocks and trees as old friends, seeing a Spirit everywhere, gentle in thought to all her eyes beheld. -Henry Williamson

Above all, it is not decency or goodness of gentleness that impresses the Middle East, but strength. -Meir Kahane

Of this they drank half a pint every day, and sometimes more or less, as it operated, by way of gentle physic. Two others had each two oranges and one lemon given them every day. These they ate with greediness, at different times, upon an empty stomach. -James Lind

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'm trying to be more of a gentleman. -Jason Mraz

The old sergeant from headquarters treats me like a son and takes the greatest pride in whatever I do or write. He regularly assigns me now to certain doors, and I always obey orders like the little gentleman that I am. -Richard Harding Davis

Ladies and gentlemen, my mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you! -George M. Cohan

Old #64 chose… a gentle jog, fast enough to prove I was alive, slow enough to savor the cheers. They washed over me. They warmed me. I knew I could live without them but I loved them. -Jerry Kramer

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

Why not just do something a little more on the gentle side? -Chris LeDoux

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

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

You can't do some of the things you used to do. I suppose you have to go at a gentler pace. I mean, God help us, you can't sit at home being a Vicar or anything. -Andy Taylor

Nobody gets a nervous breakdown or a heart attack from selling kerosene to gentle country folk from the back of a tanker in Somerset. -Roald Dahl

But we have been to the Pole and we shall die like gentlemen. I regret only for the women we leave behind. -Robert Falcon Scott

Aaron is not at all what his image might indicate. He's fiercly loyal and a true and total gentleman. He's very shy but has very strong opinions. He's into everything, wardrobe, hair, script, casting. -Stephen Collins

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

Finally, gentleman, from the considerations above mentioned, as I cannot consistently with my own honor, nor with utility to my country, considering the manner in which Business is transacted here, remain any longer in this chair, I now resign it. -Henry Laurens

Ladies and gentlemen, on the occasion of my election I received many letters from people representing all segments of the population and all professions, especially from the younger generation, linking my inauguration with great – far too great – expectations. -Gustav Heinemann

Ladies and gentlemen, I take office at a time in which the world is living in extreme contradictions. -Gustav Heinemann

Entertaining these opinions of the course to be pursued, I beg of gentlemen to look at the question, as I have done, in a calm review of facts and of principles. -Caleb Cushing

Here, again, as I conceive, gentlemen forget that this government is a republican one, resting exclusively in the intelligence and virtue of the People. -Caleb Cushing

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

Daddy was real gentle with kids. That's why I expected so much out of marriage, figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant. -Loretta Lynn

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

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

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

My father also happened to be an intellectual, as learned, literate, informed, and curious as anyone I have known. Unobtrusively and casually, he was my wise and gentle teacher. -James Tobin

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

So I got a chance to meet a whole bunch of those old real, real rough but gentle men. They lived hard, but they lived good – in one sense, you know. But you had a lot of fun. Didn't make much money, but you had a lot of fun. -Little Milton

And, gentlemen, they have not yet done so, and it is quite clear that no Americans, no people in the world probably, are going to war with the Soviet Union. -Paul Robeson

Aside from my son, no person has ever shown for me the gentle concern I knew from Governor Adlai Stevenson. -Mercedes McCambridge

Whether the gentleman is capable or not, he is loved all the same; conversely the petty man is loathed all the same. -Xun Kuang

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

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

I'm surrounded by it. I have so many lovely people around me who are supportive, gentle, kind and considerate. I'm so grateful for every day that I'm on the planet and that continues to be so. -Richard O'Brien

As a matter of fact, if you do not take into account, as Congressman Ross just stated, the Social Security surplus, our fiscal deficit, ladies and gentlemen, is over $700 billion today. -Jim Costa

There is a gentleness in Michigan that you just can't replicate. -Jennifer Granholm

And as I've gotten older, I've had more of a tendency to look for people who live by kindness, tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things. -Martin Scorsese

Yes, across the board, these gentlemen understand they have the power to make a difference and even educate people to injustices that are occurring in their worlds. -Alexis Arguello

When we saw our plane on TV as breaking news, it was the most surreal experience. A lot of the women were crying. There was a gentleman who was writing in his journal and crying. Seeing that isn't easy. -Taryn Manning

IT has been observed by several gentlemen, in vindication of this motion, that if it should be carried, neither my life, liberty, nor estate will be affected. -Robert Walpole

How large and varied is the educational bill of fare set before every young gentleman in Great Britain; and to judge by the mental stamina it affords him in most cases, what a waste of good food it is! -James Payn

But, gentlemen, can any of us say that as a result of such overwhelming sacrifices of money, of men, of ideals, and of civil dignity the sense of security has indeed been attained? -Henry Campbell-Bannerman

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

Blue is the male principle, stern and spiritual. Yellow the female principle, gentle, cheerful and sensual. Red is matter, brutal and heavy and always the colour which must be fought and vanquished by the other two. -Franz Marc

We will that all men know we blame not all the lords, nor all those that are about the king's person, nor all gentlemen nor yeomen, nor all men of law, nor all bishops, nor all priests, but all such as may be found guilty by just and true inquiry and by the law. -Jack Cade

I love doing this day, and George was exactly as he's always been, very calm and very gentle, and if I'm in the final cut in the summer theater, I'll be thrilled. If I'm not, well that's the way things go. -Jeremy Bulloch

I knew Rita Hayworth only enough to know that she was just a tender, sensitive, beautiful human being. A lovely person. Very gentle. She would never stand up for her rights. -Kim Novak

Most of our ancestors were not perfect ladies and gentlemen. The majority of them weren't even mammals. -Robert Anton Wilson

It is done… the precious portrait placed in the hands of the gentlemen for safe keeping. -Dolley Madison

Our community is like many around the country that have, as the gentleman from New York referenced, sophisticated planning and zoning regulations. These are elements that are developed as a result of local community pressure to balance interests. -Earl Blumenauer

The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance: and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly. -George Catlin

Fame is indeed beautiful and benign and gentle and satisfying, but happiness is something at once tender and brilliant beyond all things. -Mary MacLane

I like to be bought flowers and taken out for dinner. I like a man to be a gentleman. I don't like to be treated as if I am brainless. I like to be respected and to give respect. -Sharon Stone

I have been represented as a Protestant minister; there was not one of the canvassers of the honourable gentlemen opposite that did not represent to the people that I was not a Minister of the Crown, but that I was a Protestant minister. -Wilfrid Laurier

My lasting impression of Truman Capote is that he was a terribly gentle, terribly sensitive, and terribly sad man. -Alvin Ailey

Suffering has roused them from the sleep of gentle life, and every day fills them with a terrible intoxication. They are now something more than themselves; those we loved were merely happy shadows. -Georges Duhamel

This is now a global war on terror and, indeed, it is important, it is imperative that we win in the battles in Afghanistan and that we win in the battles in Iraq. And as the gentleman from Georgia has mentioned, this is not something that is going to be quick and easy. -Marsha Blackburn

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 must therefore implore your indulgence for a pretty long and plain development of my views concerning that cause which the citizens of New York, and you particularly, gentlemen, honour with generous interest. -Lajos Kossuth

You can sway an audience if you win the women over. The gentlemen will follow 'cause they can be so foolish like that at times, they are easily led. -Johnny Vegas

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

No lady is ever a gentleman. -James Branch Cabell

There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness. -Han Suyin

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

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

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

No one knows like a woman how to say things which are at once gentle and deep. -Victor Hugo

Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it. -Oliver Herford

From such a gentle thing, from such a fountain of all delight, my every pain is born. -Michelangelo

A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles. -William Hazlitt

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

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

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

Only the gentle are ever really strong. -James Dean

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

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 may be kindly, I am ordinarily gentle, but in my line of business I am obliged to will terribly what I will at all. -Catherine the Great

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

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

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

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more. -Agnes Repplier

And though it is much to be a nobleman, it is more to be a gentleman. -Anthony Trollope

The Haitian people are gentle and lovable except for their enormous and unconscious cruelty. -Zora Neale Hurston

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

Isn't it strange that its easier to be gentle with the feelings of people we care less about than those of our children, whom we love so much? -Stephanie Martson

Men and women should stay apart, till their hearts grow gentle towards one another again. -D. H. Lawrence

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 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

The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle. Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just. -D. H. Lawrence

The English, the plain English, of the politest address of a gentleman to a lady is, I am now, dear Madam, your humble servant: Pray be so good as to let me be your Lord and Master. -Samuel Richardson

Ladies and gentlemen, I wish I had better news for you but we are facing a storm that most of us have feared. This is a threat that we've never faced before. -Ray Nagin

The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments. -Benjamin Disraeli

A gentleman opposed to their enfranchisement once said to me, women have never produced anything of any value to the world. I told him the chief product of the women had been the men, and left it to him to decide whether the product was of any value. -Anna Howard Shaw

In mine opinion, love is fitter than fear, gentleness better than beating, to bring up a child rightly in learning. -Roger Ascham

I was used to playing misled youth, rough-and-tumble guys. It was nice to get back to a big-hearted, warm and gentle soul, a guy who is destined for something a lot larger than he ever expected. -Milo Ventimiglia

Obama had the audacity to say, 'I have unequivocally prohibited the use of torture by the United States.' Ladies and gentlemen, torture in the United States has always been illegal. -Rush Limbaugh

The truth does not require a majority to prevail, ladies and gentlemen. The truth is its own power. The truth will out. Never forget that. -Rush Limbaugh

You think that somehow they didn't come after me to get rid of me because my vote is the deciding vote in the health care bill? Then, ladies and gentlemen, you live today in a world that is so innocent as to not understand what's going on in Washington, D.C. -Eric Massa

Ladies and gentlemen, god bless America – land of the free, home of the brave. -Dave Grohl

My parents split up when I was about 2. I realize more and more how much I'm like my father. My gentleness comes from my mother. -Justin Townes Earle

The anti-apartheid prisoners on the island, like so many in every age and nation, found that Shakespeare had a peculiar ability to gentle their condition. They used to gather clandestinely to read the plays; on one occasion, the book was passed around for each man to mark his favourite lines. -Daniel Hannan

I was always the Southern gentleman. -Lance Bass

I don't know what I'll be like when I'm 60. I already have the traits of a retired gentleman. -David Walliams

I find British men very gentlemanly… like opening doors. There is a certain chivalry about British men which I like, and I'm a sucker for an accent. -Rachel McAdams

This is a choice, ladies and gentleman, between Texas and Washington. Most of Ted Cruz's money comes from Washington, from outside the state of Texas, and they've run millions and millions of untrue ads against me. -David Dewhurst

My parents were terrific – mother was a church organist and my father was probably the most respected person in our church outside of the minister and sometimes maybe that much. The neighbors all called him – a gentleman. -Jane Pauley

I want to tell you ladies and gentlemen, the actions that we took were not always easy. The actions that we took were not always popular. But when you get yourself in public office, you must lead, you must do what's necessary. -John Kasich

This is not about Republican or Democrat. It is about our children, it's about our families, it is about our country, and frankly, ladies and gentlemen, it is about the world. We've got to leave here and march, and make sure Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are president and vice president of the United States. -John Kasich

All the laws and legislation in the world will never heal this world like the loving hearts and arms of mothers and fathers. If every child could drift to sleep feeling wrapped in the love of their family – and God's love – this world would be a far more gentle and better place. -Mitt Romney

My Dad, a small-town lawyer, was also named Paul. Until we lost him when I was 16, he was a gentle presence in my life. I like to think he'd be proud of me and my sister and brothers, because I'm sure proud of him and of where I come from, Janesville, Wisconsin. -Paul Ryan

I would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen. Something that I think is very important. It is that, you, we – we own this country. We – we own it. It is not you owning it, and not politicians owning it. Politicians are employees of ours. -Clint Eastwood

Mitt Romney and I know the difference between protecting a program, and raiding it. Ladies and gentlemen, our nation needs this debate. We want this debate. We will win this debate. -Paul Ryan

Ladies and gentlemen, communism didn't fall. It was pushed. -Jack Kemp

I remember when humor was gentle pokes. I used to call it 'arm around the shoulder' humor. Now they go for the jugular and they take no prisoners. It's mean, mean stuff. -Robert Orben

I think a gentleman is someone who holds the comfort of other people above their own. The instinct to do that is inside every good man, I believe. The rules about opening doors and buying dinner and all of that other 'gentleman' stuff is a chess game, especially these days. -Anna Kendrick

The consummate gentleman on the planet today is George Clooney, who never fails to go the extra mile for people. Every person matters to George. -Anna Kendrick

We have these rules, the 'hero rules.' Like, a hero doesn't slouch. A hero walks proudly with his head up. A hero walks with a purpose. A hero's always a gentleman. -John Singleton

Good directors can bring certain things out of you, with their intensity or gentleness or sensitivity or understanding. They can make an actor feel he can do no wrong. -Robert De Niro

L.A. has a fantastic car scene and because the climate is so gentle, cars can last forever. -Lee Child

Dad was a very gentle, sweet man. -Tony Scott

In '57, I got a job at the Blue Angel nightclub, and a gentleman named Ken Welch wrote all my material for me. I lived at a place called the Rehearsal Club that was actually the basis for a play called Stage Door. -Carol Burnett

I'm a gentleman. -Rod Stewart

Stars wide of belt often cultivated a gentlemanly grandeur, a groomed refinement that filtered through their fingertips – the dainty fidgets of Hardy's plump digits, Orson Welles performing magic tricks with nimble dexterity, Jackie Gleason lofting a teacup to his lips as if he were Lady Bracknell – or through a fine set of twinkle-toes. -James Wolcott

I just wrapped 'Eclipse' yesterday and the last scene we shot is probably my favorite thus far. I finally got to tell my story, in a very gentle yet elaborate way. -Nikki Reed

Gone are the days when a gentleman lightly took your hand in his and brushed his lips across it, or tipped his hat to acknowledge you as he chivalrously stepped aside to let you pass. -Joan Collins

I've never heard my dad say a bad word about anybody. He always keeps his emotions in check and is a true gentleman. I was taught that losing it was indulgent, a selfish act. -Hugh Jackman

Well, look at what people are doing for returned veterans now. The wounded warriors. They're working hard to make the wounded veterans feel that they are loved and welcomed home, unlike Vietnam. It was not a very kind, gentle world then. I think we are kinder and gentler. -Barbara Bush

A gentleman is never rude except on purpose – I can honestly be nasty sober, believe you me. -Christopher Hitchens

If you want to write something of length, however modern and radical, you must live the life of an elderly gentleman of the 1950s. -Arthur Smith

Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great sadness that I announce that I will resign as Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs. I am sad because I love this job. I'm totally dedicated to the work that we are doing in Australia's name around the world, and I believe that we have achieved many good results for Australia, and I'm proud of them. -Kevin Rudd

I'm a southern gentleman. -Jamie Foxx

The problem, gentlemen, is that Obama is right: The promise of upward mobility is dying in America, and no amount of political demagoguery will fix it. -Ron Fournier

I'm shy, but I'm not clinically shy. I don't have social anxiety disorder or anything like that. I more have a gentle shyness. Like, I have a little trouble mingling at parties. -Samantha Bee

I'm a gentleman, if nothing else. It's taken me years to become one, but finally I have a sense of propriety. -Eric Stoltz

As an actor you have to get used to receiving gentle little pies in the face. -James Purefoy

A woman is gentle, soft, delicate, and a man's position is to protect her, help her up stairs, make sure she's in the car safely first. Take good care of your woman, and the sky's the limit! -Taraji P. Henson

My parents were very supportive and always encouraged us. My father was a gentle, nice man. My mother was quite a colorful character and a keen reader who encouraged me to write. -Alexander McCall Smith

I don't have a caustic sense of humor. What I find funny, that humor comes from a much gentler place. -Vera Farmiga

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

A parent can seem very kind and gentle, but as any child knows, as soon as that parent gets stressed, they can suddenly turn and get a bit angry. -Michael Sheen

Cows are gentle, interesting animals. -Ingrid Newkirk

Pigeons are gentle and smart and have complex social relationships. Their hearing and vision are both excellent. -Ingrid Newkirk

The greenhouse effect of carbon-dioxide emissions does produce gentle warming if it is not counteracted by unpredictable natural phenomena, but it cannot be measured directly against the volume of such emissions. -Conrad Black

I am a gentleman. My natural inclination is to be on my best behavior. -Joe Wilson

As a woman, my style defines my leadership. It's a gentler, more compassionate approach. I consult, I listen and I compromise where it's in the best interest of the citizens. -Kamla Persad-Bissessar

It's important to be gentle about my routines. I've learned that the hard way. When I'm really stressed out, I can take it out on my body and hurt myself. Sometimes I need to be as loving and soft with myself as possible. I've had to learn how to pay attention. It's a kind of mind-set. -Lisa Edelstein

Even in my side of the world, I've been in publishing for what, 25 or 26 years, and it's gone from being a gentlemen's club to being a few big players, and it's very corporatised. -Iain Banks

Interestingly, the actress who, in her own persona, may be gentle, shy, and socially awkward, someone whose hand trembles when pouring a cup of tea for a visiting friend, can convincingly portray an elegant, cruel aristocrat tossing off malicious epigrams in an eighteenth-century chocolate house. -Wallace Shawn

My dog's a gentleman. -Todd Phillips

I just did a part in 'Sin City 2.' I got to do a scene with Ray Liotta. Amazing man, extraordinary gentleman who was just so kind to me… I'm so excited about that; I think it's gonna be very cool. -Juno Temple

Who's not a fan of Don Williams? He's the gentle giant. -Josh Turner

I am clumsy, a late and nervous driver, and despise all sports except a little gentle dancing or yoga. -Emma Donoghue

For far too long the House of Commons has been run as little more than a private club by and for gentleman amateurs. -John Bercow

I love an old-school gentleman. Picking me up for dates, sending flowers, holding the door open, I love it all. -Mollie King

I am my father's only child. The world knows a two-dimensional Cary Grant. As charming a star and as remarkable a gentleman as he was, he was still a more thoughtful and loving father. -Jennifer Grant

My first novel, 'Housekeeping,' was accepted by the first agent who read it, and bought by the first editor who read it. In general, my experience with publication has been gentle and gratifying. -Marilynne Robinson

I have had manic-depressive illness, also known as bipolar disorder, since I was 18 years old. It is an illness that ensures that those who have it will experience a frightening, chaotic and emotional ride. It is not a gentle or easy disease. -Kay Redfield Jamison

My father, an engineer, was the gentlest man I knew. -Kevin McCloud

The moment that we realize our attention has wandered is the magic moment of the practice, because that's the moment we have the chance to be really different. Instead of judging ourselves, and berating ourselves, and condemning ourselves, we can be gentle with ourselves. -Sharon Salzberg

Pope John Paul II was a great presence on the stage. Pope Benedict is a much more gentle and refined person, and I think he benefits greatly from the television close-ups because he wants to engage in a dialogue, in conversation. He wants to put forward his views in a measured, eloquent, rational way. -Vincent Nichols

A Christian reveals true humility by showing the gentleness of Christ, by being always ready to help others, by speaking kind words and performing unselfish acts, which elevate and ennoble the most sacred message that has come to our world. -Ellen G. White

The funny thing is that my husband couldn't be sweeter. He looks like this bad boy. He's got tattoos and earrings and a mohawk, but when you talk to him and he's around you, he's such a gentleman. He holds doors for ladies. He pulls out chairs. He cooks. He cleans. -Malin Akerman

When I was a child and they burned me out of my home, I was frightened and I ran away. Eventually I ran far away. It was to a place called France. Many of you have been there, and many have not. But I must tell you, ladies and gentlemen, in that country I never feared. It was like a fairyland place. -Josephine Baker

Good evening, ladies and gentleman. My name is Orson Welles. I am an actor. I am a writer. I am a producer. I am a director. I am a magician. I appear onstage and on the radio. Why are there so many of me and so few of you? -Orson Welles

I like the brand Band of Outsiders. Their suits are cut really slim, for smaller framed gentlemen. -Aziz Ansari

When you wear a bow tie, doors open for you. Your posture is a little more erect; your shoulders are a little further back; your style is a little more dynamic. It's about the reestablishment of the gentleman. -Dhani Jones

Within 18 months of my parents' marriage in 1900, my mother fell in love with an Englishman who would have described himself as a gentleman but who was, in fact, nothing more than a devious adventurer. -Paul Mellon

I'm not a dogmatic, purist psychopath. There's an unfair image of me – mean, crazy, hostile. I'm really a very gentle person. -Michael Heizer

I keep telling people I'll make movies until I'm fifty and then I'll go and do something else. I'm going to be a professional gentleman of leisure. -Eddie Murphy

I think the first time I was ever really conscious of the difference between people's voices was that my mother's voice was so soft and gentle and her pronunciation was so perfect. -Marian Seldes

The more settled I've become, the more problematic my characters have become. There was a period when I wrote sensitive and gentle songs and these came at a time when life was at its most destructive. I think you write about what you need, on some level. -Nick Cave

A gentleman never talks about his tailor. -Nick Cave

I was brought up to be a gentleman. That means you know how to walk, talk and dress the part. -Brian McKnight

A fine timepiece is part of dressing like a gentleman. When I first made a little money, I bought my first watch which was a Rolex Daytona. It was just one of those things that said I was successful. -Brian McKnight

I couldn't make ends meet. I tried Red Lobster. I tried Wal-Mart. I tried all these places and I couldn't make it. I couldn't. So, I tried this gentlemen's club, and, you know, I worked there, and it was just awful in those places. It was terrible. -Anna Nicole Smith

People love gentle larceny. -Dan Aykroyd

I have an image of what a British gentleman looks like, and that image finds real expression in Prince Charles. He is beyond fashion – he is an archetype of style. -Donatella Versace

I'm a very gentle man, not unlike Gandhi. -Joss Whedon

A man must have something to grumble about; and if he can't complain that his wife harries him to death with her perversity and ill-humour, he must complain that she wears him out with her kindness and gentleness. -Anne Bronte

America, ladies and gentlemen, has done more for me financially than Britain ever has, or ever could have done. -Felix Dennis

The idea that women are innately gentle is a fantasy, and a historically recent one. Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction, is depicted as wreathed in male human skulls; the cruel entertainments of the Romans drew audiences as female as they were male; Boudicca led her British troops bloodily into battle. -Naomi Wolf

Just as TurboTax simplified much of the tax process, so has the colossally scary legal process been reduced to a kinder, gentler series of mouse clicks and 'Continue' buttons by LegalZoom, the online leader that has become so prominent in its market that it's practically a generic. -Lynda Resnick

Whether being battered by the surf or swimming through the gentle undulating surface of lakes, I find inspiration in the movement of water. Sometimes I think about the journey the water has traveled, reconnecting me to the larger cycles of nature. -Janet Echelman

Men have got more of a discerning eye. They appreciate cut and details, things that aren't so obvious. They like things that have cachet and gentlemanliness. -John Galliano

Jesus never mistreated anyone just because they mistreated Him. He confronted them in a spirit of gentleness and then continued to love them. -Joyce Meyer

Michael Clarke Duncan and I met at a music festival that was honoring films, and we happened to be seated next to each other at the dinner, and we just hit it off and kept in touch ever since. He was just the gentle giant in real life like you would have expected him to be. -Nikki Blonsky

On 'MADtv,' I discovered I could do Billy Crystal. 'Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 68th Annual Academy Awards!' Surprisingly, there's more call for that one than you'd think. -Phil LaMarr

You get thought of in terms of your last job. So if my last job is that of a meat cleaver-wielding character, I will hardly be cast as some benign, older gentleman. -Ben Cross

All the guys on 'Breaking Bad' are really gentle and gorgeous creatures. -Laura Fraser

Every new president flatters himself that he, kinder and gentler, is beginning the world anew. Yet, when Barack Obama in his inaugural address reached out to Muslims by saying, 'To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect,' his formulation was needlessly defensive and apologetic. -Charles Krauthammer

I'd see my daddy about once a month, and I missed him. I would have loved to have had more of him. He was tall, attractive and very quiet, very gentle. He had a wife who I don't think ever really liked me much. -Cherie Lunghi

My father could swear in Gaelic and English, by the way, ladies and gentlemen. -Denis Leary

March is a month without mercy for rabid basketball fans. There is no such thing as a 'gentleman gambler' when the Big Dance rolls around. All sheep will be fleeced, all fools will be punished severely… There are no Rules when the deal goes down in the final weeks of March. Even your good friends will turn into monsters. -Hunter S. Thompson

When we go to see comedians or funny movies, they don't address the wall behind them; they face us. This is why a game's first job is to entertain through gameplay and secondarily through humor, drama, or other traditional entertainment devices. The humor has to be a gentleman. I mean, it needs to be squeezed in around the game. -Doug TenNapel

I loved Robert Altman, so gentle yet naughty! And Julian Fellowes writes so beautifully. -Maggie Smith

I try to come at fitness and nutrition from a perspective of gentleness and what will make me feel good afterwards. I try to stay out of the mindset of needing to fix myself. I do whatever seems fun to me. -Taylor Schilling

Ladies and gentlemen, even my own staff challenges me. When I issue edicts, commands, orders, ideas, you would think that there would be overwhelming blanket acquiescence, approval, and support. -Rush Limbaugh

As soon as you see 'Dame' in front of someone's name, you get nervous, but Dame Maggie Smith is the most wonderfully gentle woman I have ever met. She never had a bad word to say. -Tom Felton

In this culture, the phrase 'black woman' is not synonymous with 'tender,' or 'gentle.' It's as if those words couldn't possibly speak to the reality of black females. -bell hooks

I take off my makeup with Ponds cold cream, and then I wash myself with gentle soap and water, and that's it. -China Machado

The Russian people, sober, are said to be a gentle people. -Lincoln Steffens

My mother was gentle and warm. She was the sort of person you could really open up to. I was the eldest and her only boy, so I guess I was treated differently. She did bring me up as a Catholic, and at one time I was an altar boy, but I lost my faith, as did my father, when my mother died at 45. -Stephen Mangan

I have developed a Samoan mentality. You have to be a gentleman everywhere but on the field. -Troy Polamalu

I believe I have voted for both Democrats and Republicans. Am I either one? Absolutely not. Ladies and gentlemen, I am an American. -David Letterman

The era of gentleman racing drivers is ended. -Enzo Ferrari

One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others. He is considerate of others' feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others' weaknesses and faults. Kindness is extended to all – to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of station as well as the high. -Ezra Taft Benson

I must thank my good friend Nigel Brennan. His strength of character in the midst of extreme hardship inspired me during the darkest days. Despite our separation, he always managed to find small ways to remind me that there are gentlemen in the world, even when I was surrounded by just the opposite. -Amanda Lindhout

Jazz is very important. It's not something I can put my finger on. When I'm writing at my favorite time, I like to have the gentle side of Coltrane or Brubeck on the CD player. It creates sort of a spiritual space in which I write best. -Miller Williams

Who is there that can adequately gauge the greatness of the humility, gentleness, self-surrender, revealed by the Lord of majesty in assuming human nature, in accepting the punishment of death, the shame of the cross? -Saint Bernard

It is a holy blessing to be born with the exquisite qualities of a daughter of God. Women of God, both old and young, are spiritual and sensitive, tender and gentle. They have a kind, nurturing nature. This is your inheritance. Never belittle the gifts God has given to you. Develop the divinity that is within you. -Margaret D. Nadauld

I have always loved young women for their sensitive spiritual nature, gentleness, and special beauty. -Margaret D. Nadauld

My childhood memories of my grandparents are of a wonderful, complementary couple. While my grandfather had a spirited, humorous personality, my grandmother is gentle and poised. -Kristina McMorris

Of course, when I say that human nature is gentleness, it is not 100 percent so. Every human being has that nature, but there are many people acting against their nature, being false. -Dalai Lama

Femininity is not just lipstick, stylish hairdos, and trendy clothes. It is the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your qualities of your capacity to love, your spirituality, delicacy, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignity, and quiet strength. -James E. Faust

Christopher Hitchens was a great warrior, a magnificent orator, a pugilist and a gentleman. He was kind, but he took no prisoners when arguing with idiots. -Richard Dawkins

Claire Hodgson, born Clara Mae Merritt, was the daughter of a prominent Georgia attorney who had once represented Ty Cobb. She was still a teenager when she married Frank Hodgson, a gentleman caller nearly twice her age. -Jane Leavy

If zeal had been appropriate for putting humanity right, why did God the Word clothe himself in the body, using gentleness and humility in order to bring the world back to his Father? -Isaac of Nineveh

They call me 'sweet,' and 'gentle'; and some of the men go the length of calling me 'endearing,' and I laugh in my sleeve and think, 'Oh, Lord! If you but knew what a brimstone of a creature I am behind all this beautiful amiability!' -Jane Welsh Carlyle

If I have an antipathy for any class of people, it is for fine ladies. I almost match my Husband's detestation of partridge-shooting gentlemen. -Jane Welsh Carlyle

The Football Association have always acted more as a referee than a governor. And the FA, aware the Premier League provide players for the England team, have always had too gentle a hand on the tiller. The result is that the Premier League are the tigers in the English football jungle everybody's scared of. -Gordon Taylor

I'm told I'm like my father, and he was the most wonderful man. But I think he was gentler than me. -Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

The spark for 'In Praise of Slowness' came when I began reading to my children. Every parent knows that kids like their bedtime stories read at a gentle, meandering pace. But I used to be too fast to slow down with the Brothers Grimm. I would zoom through the classic fairy tales, skipping lines, paragraphs, whole pages. -Carl Honore

I am actually a very gentle person. -Charlie Trotter

Can you be a nicer gentleman, or a better man for your sport or your kids than Joe Paterno? -Pete Rose

Maybe it was the home tutoring, or the late start to formal schooling, or an overly cautious and protective upbringing, but in any case, I never became a talkative person. As an adult, I am not always comfortable in social gatherings with small talk. I must have inherited my father's gentle nature. -Charles K. Kao

What do you do when life blindfolds you and spins you around? We think it's our fault, that we're to blame, when really we should be focused on being gentle with ourselves. -Melody Beattie

We have to rethink the way we light our cities. We have to think again about light as a default solution. Why are all these motorways permanently lit? Is it really needed? Can we maybe be much more selective and create better environments that also benefit from darkness? Can we be more gentle with light? -Rogier van der Heide

Thinking back about throwing myself at certain gentlemen that had no interest in me, that'll bring a blush to my face if I think about it too often. -Gillian Jacobs

I have known Tavis Smiley since the 1980s, when we both worked at the same radio station in Los Angeles. He is smart, and he is a gentleman who has accorded me great respect both on and off the air. -Dennis Prager

I believe you should be a gentleman, and that's old-fashioned. -John Schneider

'Seconds' is grounded in the reality of this restaurant environment, and I did do plenty of research, so there's that. It takes place in a town that is like a kinder, gentler fairy tale version of reality. Then it takes off into a story that is very strange, very mental. -Bryan Lee O'Malley

My job during the EVAs, the spacewalks, is to act as the inside coordinator. I remain on the aft flight deck of the shuttle, and I act in a manner to help the gentlemen outside, my fellow crewmates, who are performing the EVA tasks. -Alan G. Poindexter

At a party in L.A., I met this middle-aged gentleman who I was talking to for ages when I asked, 'So, what do you do?' Turns out I was speaking to legendary music producer Quincy Jones, who worked on Michael Jackson's hits. And there was little old me rattling on – I was so embarrassed. -Elliot Cowan

Try to exercise gentleness, kindness and humour, and you cannot go far wrong. -Sophie Winkleman

Stuart Murdoch is a really special human being – really creative, but also really kind and gentle. -Hannah Murray

Historians tell us that a gentleman named John Ball once captured eight British Amateur titles. -Dan Jenkins

The first thing I do after work is take off my TV makeup with a gentle cleanser. I also try to exfoliate twice a week. Waking up with dull, flaky skin is no way to start the day. -Natalie Morales

'Sesame Street's' genius lies in finding gentle ways to talk about hard things – death, divorce, danger – in terms that children understand and accept. -Nancy Gibbs

The gay bunting erects his white crest, and gives utterance to the joy he feels in the presence of his brooding mate; the willow grouse on the rock crows his challenge aloud; each floweret, chilled by the night air, expands its pure petals; the gentle breeze shakes from the blades of grass the heavy dewdrops. -John James Audubon

All the screen cowboys behaved like real gentlemen. They didn't drink, they didn't smoke. When they knocked the bad guy down, they always stood with their fists up, waiting for the heavy to get back on his feet. I decided I was going to drag the bad guy to his feet and keep hitting him. -John Wayne

Honey is hydrating and antiseptic. It really clears your skin, and it's moisturizing. You can use it every day if you want. It's so gentle. -Jessica Pare

Dad was a very gentle, sweet man. Mum was the matriarch and the patriarch of the family. She ran the roost with a steel fist, but at the same time there was respect and love for her. -Tony Scott

I always knew I wanted to play golf and go to college. I try hard to be a positive role model, especially on the golf course. I try to carry myself well, and don't do anything outrageous. I try to play the game like a gentleman and give everyone respect. That's how the game should be played. -Dustin Johnson

My kids have played sports all their life, and one thing I've tried to teach them when you lose, you try to be a gentleman about it. -Vern Buchanan

I think mothers get a raw deal in American culture, so I've been defending them. I have three daughters, and I know that as they become mothers, they got a lot more gentle towards me! -Tyne Daly

Tom Foley was a statesman, and it was a privilege to serve under him when he was the Speaker of the House. He loved our country. He was a gentleman. I had the privilege of seeing him a couple days before he passed away. -Nancy Pelosi

I love gentle, gorgeous classical music such as Mozart. -Felicity Kendal

Lithium prevents my seductive but disastrous highs, diminishes my depressions, clears out the wool and webbing from my disordered thinking, slows me down, gentles me out, keeps me from ruining my career and relationships, keeps me out of a hospital, alive, and makes psychotherapy possible. -Kay Redfield Jamison

Especially when you've become the father of two daughters, you hope the world can be a more gentle place. -Thomas F. Wilson

Being a gentleman is a worthy goal. -Orlando Bloom

In me soul, I'm gentle. -Joe Cocker

When I first played the guitar without plugging it into an amplifier, the people at Fender were blown away. They couldn't believe the sound. I said, 'See, gentlemen, the world is no longer flat.' -Dick Dale

Some animals are cunning and evil-disposed, as the fox; others, as the dog, are fierce, friendly, and fawning. Some are gentle and easily tamed, as the elephant; some are susceptible of shame, and watchful, as the goose. Some are jealous and fond of ornament, as the peacock. -Aristotle

Young gentlemen with literary aspirations usually start a new university magazine, which for wit and pungency is designed to eclipse all such previous efforts, and I was no exception in the matter of this popular gambit. -E. F. Benson

Florenz Ziegfeld, to us and our family, was just a delightful person. My sisters, Mary and Pearl, my brother Charlie and I all worked for him, and he treated us just beautifully, almost like a father. When I went with my mother up to his office, he was always gentlemanly and kindly. He was sort of a quiet person. -Doris Eaton Travis

The best romance writers know there's nothing that builds conflict or makes a gentleman of a rogue more quickly than responsibility. -Sarah MacLean

Because 'Call The Midwife' is a gentle drama, not a documentary, it's not appropriate to portray Sister Monica Joan's condition in all its brutal reality. -Judy Parfitt

I did once seriously think of embracing the Christian faith. The gentle figure of Christ, so full of forgiveness that he taught his followers not to retaliate when abused or struck, but to turn the other cheek – I thought it was a beautiful example of the perfect man. -Mahatma Gandhi

I think I read too much Arthur Conan Doyle when I was young and got this idea that a gentleman should know a lot about one thing and plenty about most everything else. -John Darnielle

Constant, gentle pressure is my preferred technique for leadership, guidance, and coaching. -Danny Meyer

I absolutely adore cows. They're the most fascinating, gentle and beautiful animals. Their eyes are so amazing. I have ten that live on the land around my house. I love to talk to them. There are few things better than falling asleep in a field and being woken up by an inquisitive cow. -Mary Quant

I'm an amazing cook. And I'm a gentleman but can belch the entire alphabet. Classy. -Jussie Smollett

After I came out of surgery – I was in the hospital for five weeks – I found that I gravitated toward very gentle sounds: chant music, solo bamboo flute sounds, a laid-back record of my own called 'Inside.' And the music became a very real part of my recovery process. -Paul Horn

Cat Stevens' music, voice, and energy made me feel so secure. He sounded different from some of the paternal figures in my life, so gentle and kind. -Rivers Cuomo

I worked with Ice-T, Ice Cube, and Tupac! But Tupac was the sweetest man in the world. That whole thug thing was an act – it was silly and dumb. He was a complete gentleman and one of the kindest men I've ever met. -Lori Petty

The music that I'm known for is quiet and gentle, although when I was growing up and as a teenager, I was playing the opposite – I was screaming and playing bass and those loud electric guitars. -Jose Gonzalez

I don't have time to beat myself up over my fallible nature. Instead I use my energy to learn from my past and let it inform my future. It's time to own all of our glory, mistakes, mess and light and be gentle to ourselves. Let's be kind to our spirits and celebrate the truth of our hearts. -Grace Gealey

She doesn't do the things heroines are supposed to. Which is rather Jane Austen's point – Fanny is her subversive heroine. She is gentle and self-doubting and utterly feminine; and given the right circumstances, she would defy an army. -Susanna Clarke

I like humor: the sort of gentle humor that points out human foibles. -Ed Greenwood

I think it's safe to say that 'manliness' was a common theme in my upbringing. It was an assumed status, but – and here's the important bit – it was the Rudyard Kipling kind. The emphasis was on gentlemanly conduct, sportsmanship, fairness and stoicism. -Ian Watson

My father died when I was seven, leaving a widow and five sons, ranging in age from five to seventeen. My mother was the most highly-disciplined and hardest working person I have ever known, and this, combined with her love and gentleness, enabled her to make a success of each of her children. -Arthur Lewis

It was extraordinary 'cause I was 17 years old when I first danced with Edward Villella. And we were both young. But I had seen him dance, and he was already a star. So he was just so gentle and wonderful and kind, and we had a great rapport together. He was one of the most exciting dancers of our day. -Patricia McBride

Mr. Balanchine was a great gentleman, and he loved his dancers. He was devoted to his company. He came to the ballet every night, and his presence was felt. It was like the whole company was dancing for him. And if he liked you, he trusted you to be yourself. He didn't try to change you and make you into something you were not. -Patricia McBride

Gorillas may seem terrifying because of their bodies, but they are really magnificent and very gentle. -K. A. Applegate

I think L.A. has got a great lifestyle, but I love New York. You couldn't do 'Broad City' in L.A. because L.A. is a much gentler place. The standard of living is so different. -Darren Star

To the extent that human spirits are made gentle by the social state, sensibility increases; as it increases, the severity of punishment must diminish if one wishes to maintain a constant relation between object and feeling. -Cesare Beccaria

The lawgiver ought to be gentle, lenient and humane. The lawgiver ought to be a skilled architect who raises his building on the foundation of self-love, and the interest of all ought to be the product of the interests of each. -Cesare Beccaria

In the eighteenth century, it was ladies and gentlemen and swings in a garden; today, it may be Campbell's soup cans or highway signs. There is no real difference. The artist still takes his everyday world and tries to make something out of it. -Corita Kent

'O sleep, O gentle sleep,' I thought gratefully, 'Nature's soft nurse!' -Elizabeth Kenny

My dad is a gentle and brilliant Iranian violinist. -Ottessa Moshfegh

Eric Ashcroft, a gentle, kind, popular man with a wicked sense of humour, was always modest about his wartime exploits, but eventually, with much prompting from his persistent son, he told me of his terrifying experience on D-Day. -Michael Ashcroft

Whenever a gentle pressure is used to make a slight change in leg posture, the neck muscles react immediately. Conversely, when the therapist helps one to 'release' the neck muscles, it is amazing to see quite pronounced movements for instance of the toes, even when one is lying on a couch. -Nikolaas Tinbergen

I want a gentleman. Someone with manners. -Olivia Culpo

If you're an advocate of gentleness, you're simplistic and naive. If you're an advocate of despair and hate, you're sophisticated. -Leo Buscaglia

The very first thing you learn if you're a gentleman is that you never compare one woman to another. That's the way of all death. -Patrick Macnee

John Edgar Park introduced me to the gentle art of recreational lock-picking. It's fun and potentially useful to know how to tickle tumblers in the right way to open door locks and padlocks. -Mark Frauenfelder

To get to know someone so different from myself as an octopus, and to know that the individual recognised me and even enjoyed my company, was an enormous privilege. The octopuses I came to know were strong but gentle, and the suction of their suckers tasting my skin pulled me like an alien's kiss. -Sy Montgomery

My father… gave me a positive connection with men because he is a gentleman. -Iman

A family may be ruined by extravagance, but it is not always through ruin that the representatives in a family are to be found in humble or comparatively humble circumstances, but that the junior members of a gentle family went into trade. -Sabine Baring-Gould

Despite the disreputable company it keeps, bismuth is harmless. In fact, it's medicinal: Doctors prescribe it to soothe ulcers, and it's the 'bis' in hot-pink Pepto-Bismol. Overall, it seems like the most out-of-place element on the periodic table, a gentleman among scoundrels. -Sam Kean

The lumpiness of 'The Good Lie's progression – from infancy to adulthood, and from ethnic horror to gentle social comedy to a heroic gift of freedom – proclaims the film's respect for facts and truths that can't be squeezed into a smooth narrative. -Richard Corliss

I have concluded that Literature is no proper pursuit for a gentleman and that Writing ought never to be consider'd but as an elegant Accomplishment to be indulg'd in with infrequency and Discrimination. -H. P. Lovecraft

In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit. -Anne Frank

I wasn't close to my father, but I wanted to be all my life. He had a funny sense of humor, and he laughed all the time – good and loud, like I do. He was a gay Irish gentleman and very good-looking. And he wanted to be close to me, too, but we never had much time together. -Judy Garland

Golf is a game with morals. There's always an opportunity to be a scoundrel. That's why it's a gentleman's game. -Katt Williams

My mother's father, Hobart Cromwell, was a bacteriologist with Abbott Laboratories in suburban Chicago. I never got to know him well, as he died very young, but he was always a heroic figure in our family, wise and gentle and intelligent by reputation, with the courage to fight against the McCarthyites. -John C. Mather

Will you tell me, 'Oh, painting is a special art, whereas anyone can write prose passably well'? Can he, indeed? … Can you, sir? Nay, believe me, you are either an archangel or a very bourgeois gentleman indeed if you admit to having spoken English prose all your life without knowing it. -Arthur Quiller-Couch

Ladies and gentlemen, the relevant question is not when Iran will get the bomb. The relevant question is at what stage can we no longer stop Iran from getting the bomb. -Ehud Barak

I had dreams of becoming an officer and a gentleman. But hey: One out of two ain't bad. -Rhys Darby

My grandfather played a big part in raising me, and he taught me how to be a gentleman. Since he first told me those types of things when I was 13 years old, I've taken all those types of lessons from him to heart. I'd like to keep that with me. -Tyler Shaw

What we do is nothing like the portrayal of badminton as a gentle game played in a church hall. Badminton can be fun and relaxing, but as professionals, this sport is our heart and soul and passion, and our games are fast and aggressive. -Rajiv Ouseph

Respect and a gentlemanly character – those are marks of a Nebraskan. -Jeff Fortenberry

Roger Kahn is someone with a gazillion dollars who thinks that he can use his vast fortune to buy television spots, particularly network television, and boost up his positives, make him appear to be a gentleman farmer, and cover up his warts. -Phil Gingrey

The woman is a gentle, loving bond who encourages, consoles, builds, reconciles, and makes all things new and vibrant. The woman is strength in time of suffering, courageous in failure, intuitive in time of danger. A woman is ingenuous when all fails, resourceful in times of want, and a true helpmate for man. -Mother Angelica

Aung San Suu Kyi's late husband, Michael Aris, was a good friend of mine at St Antony's, Oxford. The gentlest of gentle academics, he helped establish a centre in Tibetan studies at Oxford and converted to Buddhism. -Alistair Horne

The president of the United States of North America, George W. Bush, the little gentleman of the North, the political cadaver that is visiting South America, that little gentleman is the president of all the history of the United States, and in the history of the United States, he has the lowest level of approval in his own country. -Hugo Chavez

I like the brand BioNike for shower gel, creams, deodorant, and hair products. I also love RestivOil – it's a yellowy, orange shampoo that I've used forever because it's the gentlest on the scalp. -Margherita Missoni

I change my beauty routine every six months, but I make sure to use products that are light and gentle. -Chiara Ferragni

Meeting forensic patients for the first time could occasionally be an unnerving experience. They often came across as mild and gentle people, but the details of the crimes were harrowing in the extreme. -Louis Theroux

I get very annoyed when people think I'm nice or diffident or a polite English gentleman. I'm a nasty piece of work, and people should know that. -Hugh Grant

The policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy, and a gentleman. And, of course, he'd have to be a genius… For he will have to feed a family on a policeman's salary. -Paul Harvey

If you want to influence people, you want them to accept your suggestions, you don't say, 'You don't know how to use the English language,' or 'How could you make that argument?' It will be welcomed much more if you have a gentle touch than if you are aggressive. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

For any child, boy or girl, a father is both Jedi and Sith: Obi-Wan Kenobi – gentle and calming and good – and Vader, fierce and terrifying. -Cass Sunstein

At one point, some years ago, a nice gentleman had it in mind to do 'Outlander' the musical. His idea was to start with a CD of what you call a song cycle, with a dozen high points of the projected show. It turned out very well, though we had to stop doing it when the TV show came along. -Diana Gabaldon

Men have always been gentlemen to me – responsible people with healthy attitudes. -Aretha Franklin

I don't know if people know that Sylvester Stallone is one of the most decent gentlemen that I've ever met. He's the most consistent friend I've ever had. -Tom Sizemore

I've never given my phone number to someone on the street, but when someone is a gentleman, I appreciate the compliments. -Aja Naomi King

New York has changed amazingly; it's gentrified everywhere, and it's a much gentler place. -James Turrell

The nameless loser in Jay McInerney's 'Bright Lights, Big City' is going to the dogs like a gentleman. He is too smart to blame anyone for the impasse he has come to, hip enough to know he does not know enough, too sophisticated to masquerade as an anti-hero. -Darryl Pinckney

Anything I did with the WWE was not therapeutic by any stretch of the imagination. The reality is that nobody's going to tell you that, because they have an umbilical cord hooked to Vince McMahon. I, ladies and gentlemen, do not. -Bill Goldberg

I have had the same person show up in a few cities with flowers. A lovely gentleman who gave me a picture of himself. I came home, gave it to Ian, and said, 'If I go missing, here's the guy.' -Nia Vardalos

It's so exciting to be able to talk about Office 365. I can only describe what Office 365 is in sort of two words. You could say technically it's three words. But Office 365, ladies and gentlemen, is nothing but a Google butt-kicker, that's all it is. -B. Kevin Turner

I have oft-times been besought, by divers gentlemen, to set down on paper what I have beheld through my newly invented microscopia, but I have generally declined. -Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Good man! Genuine gentleman! God bless George Thompson, the great-hearted friend of my race. -Sojourner Truth

A seersucker suit is one of the most iconic styles dating from the 1920s and is still a gentleman's best bet when it's hot and sticky. -Roger Stone

Every man's closet must contain a trench coat. It's hard for any gentleman not to look dashing when clad in this swashbuckling style. -Roger Stone

Every well-dressed gentleman must have an all-cotton oxford cloth button-down shirt from Brooks Brothers. -Roger Stone

There are a few things a true gentleman cannot live without. The black silk knitted square-bottom tie is just such an indispensable item. No true gentlemen would be without one. -Roger Stone

'Shank' is set in 2015, and it's set in a post-apocalyptic world where the main commodity is food. It's about how five young gentlemen travel around that harsh terrain and survive. -Ashley Thomas

My ideal man is faithful, honest, and a gentleman who knows how to treat women. -Irina Shayk

Ottmar is a big coach and a good gentleman. I don't know if I'm a young Schweinsteiger; I'm another player. I am Granit Xhaka. -Granit Xhaka

'Sol Invictus' works like your basic FNM record: the sequencing is an artful job, hustling you politely through all the gentle, harsh, weird surprises that follow – and then when it's over, you get back on the ride and start over, just like Space Mountain. -Greg Gutfeld

My grandfather, who is English, was a member of a gentleman's club called the Caledonian, which you can only be a member of if you have Scottish lineage. -Rupert Friend

Children with Down Syndrome are not monsters, but uncommonly gentle human beings who can and do lead full lives. -Tucker Carlson

Be well dressed, behave like a gentleman, and keep your shoes shined. -Joseph Abboud

A captain of the Navy ought to be a man of strong and well connected sense, with a tolerable good education, a gentleman, as well as a seaman both in theory and practice. -John Paul Jones

To have a dutiful family, the father's principle of rule must be love, not fear. His sway must be gentle, or he will have only an unwilling and short-lived obedience. -William Cobbett

How sad it is that these great gentlemen should believe what anyone tells them and do not choose to judge for themselves! But it is always so. -Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I switch my products so much, but right now, I'm really into organic skin care. I hope it's here to stay. I like that whole vibe and just being really gentle with your skin and not putting too much products that are harsh. -Elsa Hosk

It has taken me so long to understand my skin, but the formula that works best for me is, gentle and less is more. But I do cleanse my skin well at night with a good natural cleanser by Dr. Hauschka or Avalon Organics. -Elsa Hosk

Given how unflinching his productions have been, the 44-year-old McQueen is remarkably gentle and thoughtful – so much so that he will request a moment to consider a question, and turn it around in his head to get the shape and weight of it, before answering, occasionally with an excited rush of words in response. -Elvis Mitchell

I got agitated at the idea that racism is a Southern thing. Did you hear about the cross-burning out here? A black family moved into an upper-middle-class Los Angeles suburb and found a cross burning on their lawn. Swastikas are being painted on synagogues. I'm moving to France. I don't think this 'kinder, gentler nation' bit is working too well. -Pruitt Taylor Vince

Whenever I think of my birthplace, Walton-on-Thames, my reference first and foremost is the river. I love the smell of the river; love its history, its gentleness. I was aware of its presence from my earliest years. Its majesty centered me, calmed me, was a solace to a certain extent. -Julie Andrews

At one point, some years ago, a nice gentleman had it in mind to do 'Outlander The Musical.' -Diana Gabaldon

Thank you for listening. Thank you for abiding me. And now, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, I bid you goodbye and take my leave. -Frank Deford

In England, theater auditions are gentler experiences. You sit down with the director and talk about the play. -Tom Sturridge

My religion would be a gentle faith that believed in the sacredness of leisure. Napping as a form of prayer. -Garrison Keillor

I hate the word 'feminine!' I mean, there is a woman and a man, and when I say 'woman,' it suggests all that is radiant, tender, fascinating, gentle, demoniac, exaggerated! 'Feminine' makes me think of somebody who is spindly and over-sweet – I don't like that! -Sonia Rykiel

The drinker is a Dionysiac, a dancer who sits still, a mocker. He doesn't need your seriousness or your regard. He just needs a little quiet music and a gentle freedom from priests. -Lawrence Osborne

Fereydun, that's my dad's name. My grandmother, my dad's mom, when she was pregnant, she was dating a man from Persia, a Persian gentleman. It wasn't his child, but he was still very supportive and said, 'Hey, this is a great name,' and so it stuck. So that's what she named him. -Fred Armisen

You cross me, I'm going to hurt you. But I'm really very gentle. -Mr. T

Breitbart media is named after the same gentleman who basically framed Shirley Sherrod during the Obama administration. -Ta-Nehisi Coates

I have never forgotten John Candy's generosity. He showed me how to be a gentle leader. -Bill Pullman

I want to be the guy with the fresh new sound. I can remember as a kid thinking about a DJ going, 'Ladies and gentlemen, here's the new one from Frankie Ballard. He's the guy with that hot new sound.' That's the dream. -Frankie Ballard

There are always safe spaces. You can be a beacon for other people who are struggling. It's hard to put your heart out there and put it in other peoples' hands. But the receiving end is gentle. -GRiZ

It's dangerous to generalise about sound because many of its effects work through association. These can be universal: we all instinctively associate any sudden, unexpected noise with danger and react with a release of fight/flight hormones, while most people find sounds like gentle rainfall or birdsong calming and reassuring. -Julian Treasure

When we describe human relations, we usually make them better than they are: gentle, peaceful, and so forth, whereas in reality, they are often competitive. -Rene Girard

We've had some huge moments. But we've always been on a steady, gentle, upward slope, and I think that keeps us grounded. There's been no overnight success here, and we haven't dealt with a whole lot of hot and cold. -Synyster Gates

My name is not really a common one, but people always tend to mix it up, which is quite embarrassing! As there have been incidents where I would be all ready to go on stage for my performance, and the host would say, 'Ladies and gentlemen please welcome Mr Rithik.' And, I would have to remind them that it isn't Rithik but Rithvik! -Rithvik Dhanjani

There's no one beating Mr. Bachchan when it comes to acting. He is outstanding. He is a phenomenal actor and a thorough gentleman. His natural skills at acting just bowled me over, and I've become an even bigger fan of his after working with him. -R. Madhavan

Shah Rukh Khan is such a gentleman that he doesn't intimidate anyone. He is nothing but sweet to everyone, and he has been absolutely amazing to me. -Varun Dhawan

In New York, as long as you're not peeing in someone's doorway, everyone thinks you're a gentleman. I feel like my behavior goes over better on the streets of New York. -Casey Affleck

The journalist confines himself to the clean, gentlemanly work of exposing the griefs and shames of others. -Janet Malcolm

As a woman, first of all, let me say this: I know Donald Trump for 30 years. We socialized with him. I have been involved in a million situations with him and his children. He has always been a gentleman. -Jeanine Pirro

I always wanted to play a dapper gentleman, and I also always wanted to play my mum. -Taika Waititi

Joe Carroll had a certain black comedy to him. But I think it's lovely playing a man who, in his heart and soul, is a gentle man. And he's wounded and complicated. -James Purefoy

I was very much a part of the civil rights era, so, of course, my fantasy was to marry some outstanding black gentleman, a leader – someone like Martin Luther King who was doing something for black people. -Roxie Roker

I am gentle. I think nearly everyone who makes music is sensitive – I don't care how hard they pretend they are. -Ian Brown

Ladies and gentlemen, there is evil in this world. -Darryl Glenn

The one thing I'm absolutely tired of hearing is 'Republicans reaching across the aisle.' We need to step up and lead, ladies and gentlemen. I'm tired of reaching across the aisle. -Darryl Glenn

Most actors come from the streets, and their rise to fame is guided by a natural anger. It was harder to find that rage coming from a gentle background. -Christopher Plummer

I 'climbed' Sandia Peak outside Albuquerque. Which is really piddling as far as mountains go. It's a mere 9,000 feet and some change, and what I went up was a path on one of the gentler slopes. It's about seven miles to the summit, and I walked it with my husband, son, and brother-in-law. For me that was a tremendous accomplishment. -Sandra Brown

We need to make friends with ourselves. We are stuck with our self all day, so let's be kinder, gentler, more amusing company. Let's take our own hand and say, 'There, there, sister. You're doing a good job. I'm proud of how you're handling all this craziness down here. Don't give up. Carry on, warrior.' -Glennon Doyle Melton

Women bring some great qualities to work. We bring risk-awareness. We bring a greater focus on relationships. We bring more holistic decision-making than gentlemen do. We bring a more long-term perspective than gentlemen do. We tend to look for meaning and purpose in our jobs to a greater degree than gentlemen do. -Sallie Krawcheck

I've managed many people in my career. I've managed very diverse teams. And it's interesting because what I've found over time is that when it would come to bonus time or raise time, I would hear from the gentlemen, 'I want to make X.' I don't think I ever heard from a woman who worked for me, 'I want to make X.' -Sallie Krawcheck

What you hear and what the research shows is that gentlemen negotiate for their first job. Women do not negotiate from their first job and on. And I tell women there is no H.R. fairy godmother. There might be, but you better not count on it. -Sallie Krawcheck

As a society, we have this perception that women are emotional. The research, however, tells us that, on trading floors, that poor risk rises and falls with testosterone levels, and these trading floors are 85 percent, 90 percent male, and these gentlemen tend, under periods of stress, to show off for each other. That's dangerous. -Sallie Krawcheck

My comedy isn't clean; it's just friendly. So I get asked to do a lot of clean shows. It's like, 'Oh, I have a clean vibe, but I say gross, weird stuff.' It's just, it's very gentle the way I say it. It's not upsetting or jarring to people, because I'm not very aggressive. -Josh Gondelman

Aside from the can, everything about LaCroix is gentle. -Mary H.K. Choi

I've always found the rhetoric of mainstream civil rights leaders and organizations to be far too timid, accommodationist, and gradualist. It always seemed to me that they behaved like meek and gentle supplicants begging the oppressor for a few crumbs of justice, for a few molecules of citizenship rights. -James Meredith

I got into college, and a gentleman gave me a ride in a plane, and he flipped it upside down so we're inverted flying, like it was nothing, and from that moment forward, I fell in love with it. I said, 'I've got to learn this; I've got to do this.' -Jimmy Graham

Robin Williams was a cultural hero of mine, and in the encounters and interactions I was able to share with him, he was always gentle and generous, humane and thoughtful and hilarious. -Dave Itzkoff

My advice is don't scrub your makeup off your eyes; be gentle. -Colbie Caillat

We are all neighbors. Be kind. Be gentle. -Clemantine Wamariya

I start off by cleansing with the Biore Baking Soda Acne Cleansing Foam. I've tried so many different acne products and what I love about this one is it's very gentle and won't dry your skin out, all while keeping acne in check. -Madelaine Petsch

Some of the subject matters that I like to make stories about are definitely not inherently commercial. So I have to look for a very special kind of financing and go down a very gentle path in order to make my films, as do basically all social-realist filmmakers. It's a long process. -Debra Granik

I would like to think that I'm a gentleman and a nice guy. -Logic

When I'm done my mixed martial arts career, the only people who are gonna remember me and respect what I did and how I lived my life are my two children. That's my legacy, ladies and gentlemen. -Demetrious Johnson

George III's ability to step in and out of his role fed stories of commoners chancing upon a sturdy gentleman by the wayside who later turned out to be the king. -Amanda Foreman

I had a gentleman steal or 'misplace' – I guess I should say 'allegedly' – a lot of money from me. It didn't make any sense when it was happening, because I just didn't understand why I didn't have any money. I was a perfect mark because I had all of this shame and insecurity about money. -Baron Vaughn

I sometimes wash my face at night with Cetaphil, which I like because it's a really gentle face wash. -Mary Helen Bowers

One of the things I loved – or I love still – about this Occupy movement is it's got a very gentle core. I mean, it's really decidedly nonviolent in the face of all kinds of situations. -Lee Ranaldo

Polish people have a wit and sarcasm. They're gentle but still very strong. Like, they love beer, which is traditionally so manly, but they'll put a spoonful of jam in it to sweeten it up. They're this wonderful mix of hard and soft. -Antoni Porowski

I owe my start in professional wrestling to the red-headed kid from 'The Partridge Family.' I was discovered by Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Hart, and Ric Flair in Chicago when I was introduced to those three gentlemen by Danny Bonaduce. -Big Show

Salman was an amazing human being. There are lot of things about him for years, but he's one of the most genuine, helpful guys out there. There's Salman Khan the superhero, and there's that gentle guy who pulls out a charcoal pencil and comes up with some soulful, pure art pieces. -Kubra Sait

I was used to Essex boys growing up. Russian boys are a lot more gentlemanly and thoughtful. They will express their emotions a bit more. -Rachel Riley

The great actors, like Cary Grant, and the gentlemanliness that they portray in the movies is something that I try to keep in mind. -Michiel Huisman

I have respect for Chisora as a fighter but not as a human. He set a bad example for boxing and all fighters. He came from Great Britain, but he is not a gentleman. -Vitali Klitschko

The women I draw all have the same sort of personality. I can't draw gentle girls; I only know how to draw ones who are strong-willed. -Akira Toriyama

In 'Vagabond,' I'm acting like a gangster; it's very tough. I have to use my body for action scenes, and there is nothing gentlemanly about this character at all. -Lee Seung-gi

I think the boxing game is supposed to be a gentleman's sport. -Joseph Parker

For me, the best thing you can do as a man in loving someone is to do your best, go on that walk, and at the end of that walk be as much of a gentleman as you were in the beginning. -Ryan Adams

I like someone that I can actually talk to. I used to like quiet guys, but now, I like gentle and well-caring guys. -Son Ye-jin

Wasim Akram is a splendid human being and a thorough gentleman. -Sushmita Sen

The aging process is not gradual or gentle. It rushes up, pushes you over, and runs off laughing. No one should grow old who isn't ready to appear ridiculous. -John Mortimer

I always come back to the gentler stuff like Simon & Garfunkel and the Fleet Foxes' first album – that's quite an odd one. -Matt Berry

And that, ladies and gentlemen, sums up the Fringe. Spend a year spitting your guts out writing a show, and people forget your name as soon as they walk out. -James Acaster

Confidence is a huge turn-on, but I like a man who's also kind and gentle. It's sexy when a guy listens and can have a conversation or read a book – something different than just going out to the club. -Leah LaBelle

In Arabic, 'Naseem' means a gentle breeze. But inside the guy's a monster. -Naseem Hamed

Karan Thapar is an endangered species. They don't make them like him anymore. True, thousands have gone to the Doon Valley School after him, as indeed to Oxford and Cambridge universities. But Karan Thapar is more than the sum of his upbringing. He's a gentleman journalist. -Sanjaya Baru

I use Bioderma, because it's very gentle, water-based, and it doesn't irritate the skin. -Devon Windsor

Hatton don't look much like a guy who thinks about commas. But he is a gentleman. His family are gentlemanly. Real classy people. -Paulie Malignaggi

Liberals complain that coal activity isn't a major producer of jobs because the industry is producing a lot more coal with a lot fewer workers. That is absolutely true. Ladies and gentlemen, that is called productivity. -Stephen Moore

The first series of 'Open All Hours' came and went without much fanfare because the BBC, in its almighty wisdom, put it out on BBC2, reasoning that it was 'a gentle comedy', better suited to the calms of the second channel than to the noisier, choppier waters of the first. -David Jason

People believe Mahesh does what I ask him to. That's not true. He may look shy and gentle, but he knows his mind. -Namrata Shirodkar

For a brief period, I had a gentleman's farm in Pennsylvania, but even then, I kept a place in New York. -Alan Menken

Later in life, I learnt that in order to deal with people, one has to be gentle and give them respect. That always works. -Soni Razdan

Whenever you go to Kashmir, you find people who are very gentle and soft-spoken. -Soni Razdan

It's okay to not be working all the time and to be gentle on yourself when you're not. When it feels like you're losing that inspiration – or you're in a rut, not making stuff, and your head gets all weird – be gentle on yourself. Just ease into things naturally. But you still have to ease into it: you still have to sit in the chair. -Flying Lotus

If there was such a thing as a typical English gentleman in rock music, then it was Jon Lord. -Ian Gillan

I've become close with Masoud Esmaeilpour and consider him a friend. We send each other messages from time to time on Instagram, checking in to see how the other is doing. Whenever I see him, he's always a gentleman, giving me tips about my next opponent. There is a tremendous amount of respect in our friendship. -Jordan Burroughs

Pennywise are legends and gentlemen and maniacs. -Matt Skiba

Indiraji should have been here today, speaking to you in her gentle, impassioned voice. One with Bharatmata's immortal spirit, she now shines as a lodestar not only for us but for all humanity. -Rajiv Gandhi

Dad was, is, and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I've ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful, and less full of laughter in his absence. -Zelda Williams

My father is somebody I admire and would like to be. He is a mild man and a gentleman. Even though he was from a conservative background, he was so open to my doing theatre. -Manoj Bajpayee

For the timid or uninitiated, leaf-wrapped foods offer an ideal and gentle introduction to fire cooking. Liberated from the need to worry about whether the fish is sticking to the grill or burning, pay attention instead to the rate of browning on the surface of the leaf, which you'll get to discard whether it chars or remains pale. -Samin Nosrat

You have to be a low-class scumbag to start calling a woman a name. If you're a man, you should never. You should be a gentleman. -Fabio Lanzoni

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