– A gentleman does not make idle threats.
– A gentleman does not brag.
– A gentleman does not whine.
-A gentleman knows how to use a dictionary.
-A gentleman accepts a compliment by saying, “Thank you. It’s nice of you to tell me that.” When a friend tells him, “That’s a good-looking tie. Jim”, a gentleman does not respond by saying “this old thing? I was almost ashamed to bring it out.” Such remarks imply that the person paying the compliment has questionable taste.
– Whenever possible, a gentleman stays away from sore subjects.
from the book:
How To Be A Gentleman
by: John Bridges