The friendly gentleman
They say that you can tell a lot about a person by the company he keeps, and the same goes for a gentleman. A gentleman’s friends should reflect the standards and morals that they themselves try to uphold.
A gentleman’s friend is not just a person who one shares a cigar and Scotch with, it runs much deeper than that. The bond that unites a gentleman with his friends is one of trust, understanding and camaraderie.
Of course a gentleman will have many acquaintances that he will mingle with at the soirees, gala celebrations, golf tournaments and coronations he attends but will reserve his more intimate dialogue to the inner sanctum of his friendships.
It goes without saying that a gentleman and his friends don’t lie to one another. There are of course exceptions to every rule and that is a gentleman may lie if it is to help the war effort, stop incrimination of another or for their own safety.
So there it is. May you spend your time in good company with good Scotch and a damn fine smoke.