Sunday, January 20, 2008

What Makes The Gentleman?

I found this definition of a Gentleman in the book "Plain Living and High Thinking", and I think it holds a lot of truth.

"It is not wit, or beauty, or wealth, or power that lies at the root of the true idea of a gentleman -- it is sympathy; the power of accommodating one's self to those with whom one mixes so that they shall feel no galling sense of inferiority, shall be set completely at their ease, shall be maintained and encouraged in their self-respect."

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