"The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe."
by:
John Walter Wayland
(1849–1890) ninth President of the Chico Board of Trustees, the governing body of Chico, California from 1889 to 1890
Date:
1899
Rating:
Categories:
 
Bookmark and Share  
Reader comments about this quote:
 -- dmccabe, pittsburgh      
I like it, alot
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
  • 1
  •  
    Sounds like my 2 brothers-in-law
     -- Sherry, Winthrop     
  • 1
  •  
    A Gentleman indeed!! Something to live up to, for sure!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
  • 1
  •  
    Probably one of the best quotes about a man that I have ever read and will strive to emulate.
     -- DP, Irvine     
  • 1
  •  
     -- Ronw13, Oregon      
     -- jim k, Austin      
     
    Rate this quote!
    How many stars?
    0
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5

     
    What do YOU think?
    Your name:
    Your town:
        CLICK JUST ONCE!

    More Quotations
    Get a Quote-A-Day! Free!
    Liberty Quotes sent to your mail box.
    RSS Subscribe
    Quotes & Quotations - Send This Quote to a Friend

    © 1998-2020 Liberty-Tree.ca