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the true gentleman

the true gentleman - not flatter wealth cringe before power...

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The true gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self- control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does
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Unformatted text preview: not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe. --John Walter Wayland...
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