“A gentleman never makes himself the center of attention. 

His goal is to make life easier, not just for himself but for

his friends, his acquaintances, and the world at large. 

Because he is a gentleman, he does not see this as a burden. 

Instead, it is a challenge he faces eagerly every day.”

 

~  John Bridges

 Always Be A Gentleman

Be A True Gentleman

 

 

Being a true gentleman is not about using the proper fork or observing the most grandiose regulations of etiquette; rather, being a true gentleman is about showing every person genuine concern and treating all people with the utmost respect. 

 

Being a true gentleman is not about following peculiar rules or wearing a tuxedo and cummerbund; rather, being a true gentleman is about carrying yourself with class at all times; it is about having the most sincere of intentions at all times,

and it is about putting the rights and considerations of others ahead of your own desires at all times. 

 

Being a true gentleman is about who you are and how you act. It means living with honor, respect, class, and decency.  It means treating all people, especially women, with complete and total dignity. 

 

 

 

 

 

     

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 The truth of the matter is, being a gentleman is not rocket science.

Being a gentleman requires a little logic, a bit of forethought,

and a great deal of consideration for others.

It is not about complicated rules and convoluted instructions. Instead, it is about trying to make life easier for other people. 

It is about honestly and sincerely being a nice guy.

 

~ John Bridges ~

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~  Be A Giver and Not A Taker  ~

 

Always Give of Yourself, and Always Give to Others.

 

 

Give more to others than you take from them.

Be a positive presence in the lives of others.

Add something positive to the lives of others.

Make a positive contribution to the lives of others.

Put more into the lives of others than you take out of them.

 

Give more to this world than you take from it.

Be a positive presence in this world while you are here.

Add something positive to this world while you can.

Make a positive contribution to this world while you have the chance.

Put more into this world than you take out of it.

 

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“A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.”

~ George Bernard Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~  Show Respect Through Your Words  ~

 

 

Speak Respectfully To Women;

Speak Respectfully About Women.

Speak respectfully to women.  Speak respectfully about women.  Avoid making disparaging comments about women, and do not say inappropriate things to women.

         Don’t use derogatory words like “hoe,” “slut,” “bitch,” “whore,” or worse when talking to or about women.  Do not use disrespectful terms when referring to women, and do not use demeaning names when talking to or about women.            

         Words perpetuate attitudes and facilitate actions.  If you speak disrespectfully about women, it reinforces disrespectful attitudes toward them, and it leads to disrespectful treatment of them. 

         Understand that every girl and woman is someone’s daughter, someone’s sister, someone’s girlfriend, or someone’s best friend. How would you like it if someone called your sister a “hoe” or a “whore?”  How would you like it if someone called your mother a “slut” or a “bitch?”  How would you like it if someone called your girlfriend, or your best friend, something like that? 

         Chances are, you probably wouldn’t like it, would you?

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         If you wouldn’t want any of those things said to—or about—your sister, your mother, your girlfriend, or your best friend… then don’t say any of those things to or about someone else’s. 

         Don’t call someone else’s sister, mother, girlfriend, or best friend any derogatory names; and don’t say anything disrespectful about women. It isn’t respectful; it isn’t classy, and it isn’t what a REAL man does.

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We all came from a mother, and we probably all will have a daughter.

Keep that in mind.

 

 

 

Think Before You Speak, and Be Careful What You Say ~ The Test

Before you say something derogatory about a girl, ask yourself this:

 

   “Would I want someone to say it about my sister or my best friend?”       

   “Would I want someone to say it about my mother or about my grandmother?”   

   “Would I want someone to say it about my girlfriend or my wife?” 

 

If the answer is “no,” then don’t say it.  Period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~  Show Respect Through Your Deeds  ~

 

Please click on the link for “The Ground Rules” page, to read more about

how to show respect for women through your actions.

 

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Be respectful in every word and deed.

Speak respectfully about women, and act respectfully toward women.

Show respect to all women, at all times, and in all ways.

   

  R espect all people,  

  E specially women.

  A lways do the right thing.

  L ive a life that matters.

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© Copyright ~ Frank DiCocco ~ 2010

 

 

 

 

Be a Gentleman In

 

Every Word and Deed.

    Be  a  REAL  Man!