Quotes and Sayings about Gentlemen



"Gentlemen, I fervently trust that before long the principle of arbitration may win such confidence as to justify its extension to a wider field of international differences."
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Related: Trust, Confidence, Gentlemen, May)

"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
(Related: Men, Money, Dignity, Gentlemen, Ideals, Result, Security, Sense)

"Gentlemen, I find the law very explicit on murdering your fellow man, but there's nothing here about killing a Chinaman. Case dismissed."
- Roy Bean
(Related: Gentlemen, Killing, Law, Man, Nothing)

"The Gentlemen of England serve under the greatest cad in Europe."
- John Burns
(Related: EnglEurope, Gentlemen)

"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
(Related: Men, Blame, Gentlemen, Law, May, Will)

"It was a great thing to be a human being. It was something tremendous. Suddenly I'm conscious of a million sensations buzzing in me like bees in a hive. Gentlemen, it was a great thing."
- Karel Capek
(Related: Bees, Being, Gentlemen, Sensations)

"Ladies and gentlemen, my mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you!"
- George M. Cohan
(Related: Mother, Father, Sister, Ladies, Gentlemen)

"Like two single gentlemen rolled into one."
- George Colman
(Related: Gentlemen)

"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
(Related: Americans, First, Ladies, Gentlemen, Windows)

"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
(Related: Morality, Character, Gentlemen, Law, Obligation, Scotland)

"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
(Related: Fact, Ladies, Gentlemen, Security, Today)

"Gentlemen, we are being killed on the beaches. Lets go inland and be killed."
- Norman Cota
(Related: Being, Gentlemen)

"Gentlemen, start your egos."
- Billy Crystal
(Related: Gentlemen)

"Gentlemen never wear brown in London."
- Lord Curzon
(Related: Gentlemen, London)

"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
(Related: Government, Intelligence, People, Virtue, Forget, Gentlemen, Republican)

"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
(Related: Facts, Gentlemen, Opinions, Principles, Question)

"I have seven apartments in the house to keep in a state fit to be inspected everyday by Gentlemen."
- Grace Darling
(Related: Gentlemen, State)

"First of all, ladies and gentlemen, you must forget that you are singers."
- Claude Debussy
(Related: First, Forget, Ladies, Gentlemen)

"It is possible that blondes also prefer gentlemen."
- Mamie Van Doren
(Related: Gentlemen)

"Your English style will no doubt put all the other gentlemen to bed. I speak figuratively, of course."
- John Gielgud
(Related: Bed, Doubt, English, Gentlemen, Style, Will)

"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
(Related: People, Expectations, Ladies, Gentlemen, Letters, Population)

"Ladies and gentlemen, I take office at a time in which the world is living in extreme contradictions."
- Gustav Heinemann
(Related: Time, Extreme, Ladies, Gentlemen, Living, Office, World)

"Gentlemen, it is better to have died as a small boy than to fumble this football."
- John Heisman
(Related: Football, Gentlemen)

"Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Power, Gentlemen, Idealism, Will)

"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
(Related: Eyes, Ladies, Gentlemen, Now, Past, Terrorism)

"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
(Related: Development, Cause, Gentlemen, Interest, Pretty)

"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
(Related: People, Gentlemen)

"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
(Related: Society, Gentlemen, Law, Liberty, Protection, Support, Terror)

"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
(Related: Ladies, Gentlemen, Jokes)

"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
(Related: Power, Truth, Forget, Ladies, Gentlemen, Majority, Will)

"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
(Related: Ladies, Gentlemen, states, United)

"Gentlemen prefer blondes."
- Anita Loos
(Related: Gentlemen)

"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
(Related: American, Gentlemen, Kissing, May)

"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 B. Macaulay
(Related: Gentlemen, Navy, Seamen)

"It is done... the precious portrait placed in the hands of the gentlemen for safe keeping."
- Dolley Madison
(Related: Gentlemen)

"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
(Related: Music, Nature, Gentlemen, Saying)

"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
(Related: Health, Care, Ladies, Gentlemen, Today, Vote, Washington, World)

"Gentlemen prefer bonds."
- Andrew Mellon
(Related: Gentlemen)

"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
(Related: Church, Gentlemen, Heaven, Will)

"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
(Related: Ladies, Gentlemen, News)

"Gentlemen, when the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon."
- Horatio Nelson
(Related: Mistake, Enemy, Gentlemen)

"You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Gentlemen, Nixon, Press)

"For everybody knows that it requires very little to satisfy the gentlemen, if a woman will only give her mind to it."
- Margaret Oliphant
(Related: Gentlemen, Mind, Will, Woman)

"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
(Related: Work, People, Country, Eye, Ladies, Gentlemen, Poverty, Succeed)

"Most gentlemen don't like love, they just like to kick it around."
- Cole Porter
(Related: Love, Gentlemen)

"Gentlemen can now only behave as such, or be tolerated as such, in circumstances that are manifestly contrived or unreal."
- Simon Raven
(Related: Circumstances, Gentlemen, Now)

"Well, we know that eighteen years after that solemn declaration it was disregarded, and the Irish Parliament, which lasted for five hundred years, was destroyed by the Act of Union. Gentlemen, the Act of Union was carried by force and fraud, by treachery and falsehood."
- John Edward Redmond
(Related: Act, Falsehood, Force, Fraud, Gentlemen, Irish, Parliament, Treachery, Years)

"Ladies and gentlemen: There can be no greater investment in Alabama's future than an investment in education."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Education, Future, Ladies, Investment)

"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
(Related: War, People, Americans, Gentlemen, World)

"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
(Related: Heart, Tax, Gentlemen, Income, Kindness, Now, Service)

"I am as innocent regarding any conspiracy as any of you gentlemen in the room."
- Jack Ruby
(Related: Gentlemen)

"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
(Related: Women, Gentlemen, Regret)

"Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Hope, Gentlemen, Unkindness)

"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
(Related: Day, Ladies, Gentlemen, Party, Rain, Visit)

"Gentlemen don't read each other's mail."
- Henry L. Stimson
(Related: Gentlemen, Mail)

"An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting; and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say "Gentlemen" to the person with whom he is conversing."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: American, Chance, Meeting, Talk, Will)

"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
(Related: Women, Gentlemen, Will)

"Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism. A venerable word, when duly practised."
- Robert Walpole
(Related: Patriotism, Gentlemen, Word)

"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
(Related: Life, Gentlemen, Liberty, Will)

"I sat through Ladies and Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones like three times at the Skyway when it came out."
- Paul Westerberg
(Related: Ladies, Gentlemen)

"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
(Related: Time, Congress, Gentlemen, Importance, Waste, Will)

"Gentlemen, I give you the Whittle engine."
- Frank Whittle
(Related: Gentlemen)

"Most of our ancestors were not perfect ladies and gentlemen. The majority of them weren't even mammals."
- Robert Anton Wilson
(Related: Ladies, Gentlemen, Majority, Mammals)