Thursday, April 26, 2007

Gentlemanly Virtue

Some good advice from Recta Ratio:
Self-restraint is a necessary accomplishment for a gentleman and benefits him in many ways. It keeps him from drinking too much. It prevents him from smoking too much. It separates him from bad company. It keeps him listening to the most arrant nonsense with the appearance of patience or even respect.
I need to follow good advice on being a gentleman, for sure, and as proof, here is my result from a quiz:
You Are 60% Gentleman

Generally you act like a gentleman, but sometimes you're careless with your manners.
Most people know that you're trying your best - and that's usually good enough.

"Good enough" isn't. My mother raised me to have excellent manners, but I was a headstrong and defiant child!


  1. OK, I ranked 80 percent. But if I can't talk religion or politics at the dinner table, all that's left to do is hum quietly to myself.