The Definition of a Gentleman

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The Definition of a Gentleman The forbearing use of power does not only form a touchstone but the manner in which an individual enjoys certain advantages over others is a test of a true gentleman. The power in which the strong have over the weak, the employer over the employed the educated over the unlettered the experienced over the confiding even the clever over the silly-the forbearing or inoffensive us of all this power or total abstinence from it when the case admits it will show the gentleman in plain light
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Unformatted text preview: A gentleman does not needlessly and unnecessarily remind an offender of a wrong he may have committed against him, he cannot only forgive he can forget and he strives for that nobleness of self and mildness of character which impart sufficient strength to let the past be but the past. A true man of honor feels humbled when he cannot help humbling others. Robert E. Lee Washington College 1865-1870...
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