A gentleman prefers the path of righteousness and the rule of law. He endeavors to better himself and those around him through his presence and contribution. He is a credit to his family, his friends and his community.
A savage prefers domination of those that oppose him. Conflict is resolved quickly and violently. He is an instinctive, animalistic creature that you would never want to encounter, let alone go up against.
Endeavor to be that gentleman in all things...until they make you be the savage.
Then make them regret it.