John Wayne ~You have got to be a man first before you can be a gentleman

John Wayne  in ‘McLintock’ ~“You’ve got to be a man first before you can be a gentleman”

Whoa! Resonates strong with me !

Here’s Dan Steele’s take on it …an interesting extract below

“Gentlemanliness presupposes manliness. It’s a softening, a harnessing of the core characteristics of masculinity: strength, courage, mastery, and honor. A gentleman, as scholar Harvey Mansfield put it, is a manly man with polish.

The respect given a gentleman is thus premised on constraint.”

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