John Walter Wayland Quote

“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

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

I like it, alot

Sherry, Winthrop

Sounds like my 2 brothers-in-law

E Archer, NYC

A Gentleman indeed!! Something to live up to, for sure!

DP, Irvine
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    DP, Irvine    1/31/19

    Probably one of the best quotes about a man that I have ever read and will strive to emulate.


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