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The Gentleman’s Handbook
A Guide to Exemplary Behavior
Rules of Life and Love for Men Who Care

By Aaron Shepard

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Gentlemen might be in short supply today, but this little book of wisdom could be the cure. If you’re a young man who cares about the quality of his mark on the world—or if you know such a young man—the aphorisms of The Gentleman’s Handbook may prove a helpful guide.

Aaron Shepard is an author, photographer, and publisher. He lives with his wife and fellow author, Anne L. Watson, in Friday Harbor, Washington.

Shepard Publications
Hardcover ~ 2018
Paperback ~ 2016
Ebook ~ 2016

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Book cover: The Gentleman's Handbook


A Gentleman in Love

A Gentleman in Speech

A Gentleman in Society

A Gentleman in Life

Sample Text

A gentleman always finds a compliment for a lady he loves.

A gentleman never compares one lady to another.

A gentleman understands that every lady is a flower, and that love will make her bloom.

A gentleman listens carefully to others and takes pains to remember what he hears.

A gentleman never smirks.

A gentleman knows that words should be weighed, not counted.

A gentleman understands that the value of any person goes far beyond their usefulness to him.

A gentleman does not leave messes for others to clean up.

A gentleman knows he cannot help others if he does not stand on firm ground himself.

A gentleman knows that what he does is less important than how he does it.

A gentleman does not avoid what should be resolved.

A gentleman knows that his worth is measured not by what he collects but by what he contributes.

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