“You are mistaken; he is not a gentleman but a sir. Just a sir.
For a gentleman is grander and a rare acquaintance.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich
Hurd Hatfield (1917-1998) in The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1945.
“Gentleman: An imaginary creature found in Jane Austen novels.”
― Natalya Vorobyova
“Being male is a matter of birth.
Being a man is a matter of age.
But being a gentleman is a matter of choice.”
― Srinivas Shenoy
A Good Combination, Gordon, McKay & Co., 1922
Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance, by August Sander. 1914.
“About this business of being a gentleman: I paid so heavily for the fourteen years of my gentleman’s education that I feel entitled, now and then, to get some sort of return.”
― Robert Graves, Goodbye to All That
Met Gala high society escorts (the classic definition, tsk). 1938.
You want to be a dandy like Ramon Novarro? Be prepared to shell out what today would be $5,000.
Motion Picture Classic Magazine. 1926.
Louis Napoléon Bonaparte, Prince Imperial of France.