The gentleman never compares himself to anyone, regardless of status, class or position. As Gentlemen we strive to innately understand that each person is a unique and sole copy of himself, thus let's each man aim to maximize HIS own potential.
It is also imperative that we maintain a conscious attitude towards selecting our role models. A man is the very least who he tries to be Prov 23: 7 as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.
Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else.
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