John Henry Newman

John Henry Newman

About John Henry Newman

John Henry Newman (1801–1890) was an English cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. A convert from Anglicanism, he resigned his teaching post at Oxford University upon his religious conversion, and as a Catholic founded what is now University College, Dublin. His major writings including the Tracts for the Times, his autobiography Apologia Pro Vita Sua, The Idea of a University and the poem "The Dream of Gerontius."

The Definition of a Gentleman

By |2016-03-13T14:47:35-06:00June 20th, 2011|Categories: St. John Henry Newman|

Hence it is that it is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain. This description is both refined and, as far as it goes, accurate. He is mainly occupied in merely removing the obstacles which hinder the free and unembarrassed action of those about him; [...]