The fall of Empire, gentlemen, is a massive thing, however, and not easily fought. It is dictated by a rising bureaucracy , a receding initiative, a freezing of caste, a damming of curiosity a hundred other factors. It has been going on, as I have said, for centuries, and it is too majestic and massive a movement to stop.
The demagogue is usually sly, a detractor of others, a professor of humility and disinterestedness, a great stickler for equality as respects all above him, a man who acts in corners, and avoids open and manly expositions of his course, calls blackguards gentlemen, and gentlemen folks, appeals to passions and prejudices rather than to reason, and is in all respects, a man of intrigue and deception, of sly cunning and management.james fenimore cooper
I have not permitted myself, gentlemen, to conclude that I am the best man in the country; but I am reminded, in this connection, of a story of an old Dutch farmer, who remarked to a companion once that it was not best to swap horses when crossing streams.Abraham Lincoln
gentlemen of the Jury: The one, absolute, unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.George GGraham Vest
And as for you, archers, soldiers, gentlemen, and all otherswhoare besieging Orleans,depart in God'sname to your own country? I assure you that wherever I find your people in France I shall fight them, and pursue them, and expel them from here, whether they will or not.StJoan of Arc
Hard pounding this, gentlemen; let's see who will pound longest.1st duke of wellington
Which do you believe most likely to enter an insane convention, a body of English gentlemen honoured by the favour of their Sovereign and the confidence of their fellow-subjects, managing your affairs for five years, I hope with prudence, and not altogether without success, or a sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself?benjamin disraeli
You are not like Cerberus, three gentlemen at once, are you?Richard Brinsley Sheridan
gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for, I have grown not only gray, but almost blind in the service of my country.george washington
gentlemen, be courteous to the old maids, no matter how poor and plain and prim, for the only chivalry worth having is that which is the readiest to to pay deference to the old, protect the feeble , and serve womankind , regardless of rank, age, or color.
By act of Congress, male officers are gentlemen, but by act of God, we are ladies.
Your verdict, gentlemen, will be less upon us than upon yourselves.We appear before you.You appear before history.Georges Clemenceau
I have not had your advantages, gentlemen. What poor education I have received has been gained in the University of Life.horatio bottomley
No, gentlemen, if I am to be shot at, I want no man to be in the way of the bullet.andrew johnson
And ladies and gentlemen, the kitchen is closed!mike lange
Ye gentlemen of EnglandThat live at home at ease,Ah! little do you think uponThe dangers of the seas.martyn (or "martin") parker
All good men are anarchists. All cultured, kindly men; all gentlemen; all just men are anarchists. Jesus was an anarchist.elbert hubbard
He were n't no saint but at jedgment I'd run my chance with Jim. 'Longside of some pious gentlemen That wouldn't shook hands with him. He seen his duty, a dead-sure thing And went for it thar and then; And Christ ain't a-going to be too hard On a man that died for men.john hay
We are to be neither book-worms nor male gossips, but Christian gentlemen, with a side towards mental culture, and a side to practical life. We are to learn how to talk to the people by being with the people, and we are to learn how to raise them up by raising ourselves. We are never to forget that ministry is service, not mastery. "Ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake."
Do you understand, gentlemen, that all the horror is in just this that there is no horror!
It is impossible the cause can go on, unless the gentlemen at the bar will a little understand one another, and by mutual forbearance, assist one another; you are a little too apt to break out, and I think there has been a little inclination sometimes to observe more upon that than the occasion calls for.
I say it was never merry world in England since gentlemen came up.
gentlemen of the House of Representatives: Satisfied that at this late hour, you will be more pleased to hear of your formal dissolution than of any thing else which could be uttered and as the time fixed by the Constitution for the duration of your session is about to expire, I announce the this House now stands adjourned.john m. sandidge
gentlemen, that is surely true, it is absolutely paradoxical ; we cannot understand it, and we don't know what it means . But we have proved it, and therefore we know it must be the truth .