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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A gentleman is one who has no business in the world.  Punch.  1
A gentleman ought to travel abroad but dwell at home.  2
A gentleman should be honest in his actions and refined in his language.  Spectator.  3
A gentleman should have more in pocket than on his back.  4
A gentleman without an estate is a pudding without suet.  5
A true gentleman will respect woman even in her weakness.  French.  6
He is the best gentleman who is the son of his own deserts.  7
Manners and money make a gentleman.  8
Punctuality and politeness are the inseparable companions of gentlemen.  Lamartine.  9
The first thing a poor gentleman calls for in the morning is a needle and thread.  Scotch.  10
What’s a gentleman but his pleasure?  11
When Adam delved and Eve span,
Where was then the gentleman?  German, Dutch.
Who would be a gentleman let him storm a town.  13

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