There is a word SAJJANA in Sanskrit language in India meaning a gentle person a person whose conduct reflects the inner truth, which is ever good and pure, a disciplined or cultured person. Only a person of self culture can be truly noble and refined. Generally, the word is used for any educated and respectful looking person. The English term gentleman comes from the Latin word gentiles belonging to a race genus and man cognate with the French word gentilhomme. In its original meaning gentleman denotes a well educated man of good family and distinction. In speech, it is used to denote a good and courteous conduct. In addressing others or giving a public talk, it is used to indicate a sense of courtesy and cordiality.
Externally speaking, dress, personal habits and social etiquettes are some aspects of being a gentleman. One cannot limit gentlemanliness to external polishing of a man though it plays an important role in human civilization and culture. One needs to become a gentleman turn within. The man inside, invisible to physical eyes should be first made into a gentleman. He is a gentleman who is essentially a man of moral refinement and strength. He has deep conviction in the essential goodness of mankind and refuses to change his attitude. He is nonviolent, forgiving and rancour-free.