"He never yet no villainy ne said
In all his life, unto no manner wight.
He was a very perfect gentle knight."
"The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she is treated."
— Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady
"In short he was a perfect cavaliero, And to his very valet seemed a hero."
"The power which the strong have over the weak, the employer over the employed, the educated over the unlettered, the experienced over the confiding, even the clever over the silly — the forbearing or inoffensive use of all this power or authority, or a total abstinence from it when the case admits it, will show the gentleman in a plain light."
— Robert E. Lee
"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
"Treat your inferiors as you would be treated by your superiors."
— Seneca, Epistle 47:11
"The Sullivan show was broadcast live in the East, but it used to be delayed for California, where it was heard three hours later. So I was already home in Rockville Centre on this Sunday night when the call came... I thought it was somebody kidding me, maybe Larry Storch doing Jack Benny. Again the caller spoke. "Alan, this is Jack."
"Yeah," I said. "Sure."
"For God's sake," he said, "What do I have to do, play 'Love in Bloom'? This is Jack Benny, I just saw you on the Sullivan show, and you were wonderful."
He had gone to a lot of trouble—he'd phoned around, and finally reached my agent—to find my number, but that's what he was like, that's what Jack Benny was about."
— Alan King, Name Dropping