C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


A gallant man is above ill words.


Love is the smallest part of gallantry.

La Rochefoucauld.

The gallantry of the mind consists in agreeable flattery.

La Rochefoucauld.

Gallantry thrives most in the atmosphere of the court.

Mme. Necker.

Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics.


Gallantry, though a fashionable crime, is a very detestable one; and the wretch who pilfers from us in the hour of distress is an innocent character compared to the plunderer who wantonly robs us of happiness and reputation.

Rev. H. Kelley.

Gallantry to women (the sure road to their favor) is nothing but the appearance of extreme devotion to all their wants and wishes, a delight in their satisfaction, and a confidence in yourself as being able to contribute towards it. The slightest indifference with regard to them, or distrust of yourself is equally fatal.