Thursday, September 29, 2011

True Gentleman

“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 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 1899


CAPT Bryan Lopez said...

Well said. Comments that remain true today and set a standard for our leaders (both male and female) to strive for. We are a Global Force For Good and our leaders should exemplify the characteristics that support this ideal.

DeAndre aka Professor said...

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DeAndre aka Professor said...

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