Men and gentlemen
To define a gentleman was something that Trollope declined to do, but he understood perfectly what a gentleman was.
A perfect gentleman is a thing which I cannot define.
A man will dine, even though his heart be breaking.
There is a baldness that is handsome and noble, and a baldness that is peculiarly mean and despicable.
Mr Palliser had been brought up in a school which delights in tranquillity, and never allows its pupils to commit themselves either to the sublime or to the ridiculous.
The sick birds, we are told, creep into holes, that they may die alone ... A man has the same instinct to conceal the weakness of his sufferings; but, if he be a man, he hides it in his own heart ... while to the outer world he carries a face on which his care has made no mark.
Let a man undertake what duty he will in life, if he be a good man he will desire success; and if he be a brave man he will long for victory.
Little men in authority are always stern.
...a man very terrible in his vulgarity, loud, rampant, conspicuous with villainous jewellery, and odious with the worst abominations of perfumery.... Of all men he was the most unconscious of his own defects.