The Code, Virtues and Actions

The true way of a Gentleman is measure by what he does, how he speaks and treats all others. This way is codified conceptually through the 1 Code, 9 Virtues and 7 Actions of the Gentleman which describe his inspiration and daily actions.

1 Code

One man can make a difference, a Gentleman can make all the difference.

The code describes the simple fact that a person can make a difference, through their actions and speech whether by providence, mistake or intention.  A Gentleman acts with willful intention, guided by the Virtues and following the  Actions so that the difference can be positive, beneficial and be a good example to follow.

9 Virtues

The Virtues describe what a motivates and inspires the Gentleman to be the best version of themselves that they can be.

Moderation

To avoid extremes of behavior being in control of your person and keeping to the ‘middle way’.

Decorum

To behave properly, to be clean, well dressed and gallant.

Humility

To be modest, honest, quietly confident and extolling the virtues of others.

Resolution

To have the firm determination to accomplish what you set out to do.

Frugality

To not waste money or resources needlessly, make best efficient use out of all you can.

Eloquence

To be well spoken, polite and make good use of appropriate language.

Industry

To make good use of what little time we have, be steadfast and industrious in your endeavours.

Chastity

To behave with appropriate respect, avoid manipulating or abusing the intimacy of others.

Tranquillity

To be calm, composed and to control anger, aggressive words and thoughts.

7 Actions

These are the actual physical representations that extol from the Virtues that a gentlemen should be aware of and perform wherever possible.

Chivalry

Pay attention to others, be considerate to their nature. Enjoy introducing and welcoming all those present.

Courtesy

Be polite and respectful – behave in a considerate and thoughtful manner.

Pragmatic

Be realistic, don’t over labour or skirt around tasks, nor waste energy on superfluous vision.

Courage

Act with courage of the heart avoiding bluster or bravado – take the step. Act.

Generosity

Share and be generous with what you have available, time, wisdom and energy are all valuable.

Scholarly

Learn. Always.  You can never know enough and your brain degrades when you stop.

Warrior

Be a protector of others and yourself, be strong and steadfast – an Ethical Warrior.

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