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Decent Quotes

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An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

Related topics: Wisdom Government Political

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans.
It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.
But then, we elected them.
- Lily Tomlin

A healthy democracy requires a decent society;
it requires that we are honorable,
generous, tolerant and respectful.
- Charles W. Pickering

It won't be long before we'll be writing together again.
I just hope they have a decent piano up there.
- Frederick Loewe

 

You'd have to think that you're at least decent,
or you couldn't get up every morning and do it.
I think if I live long enough, I might be pretty good.
- Martin Mull

I'm the complete opposite of every clean cut,
decent-looking guy you could ever think of.
Yet, I have the biggest heart in the world.
- A. J. McLean

Pious XII was too neutral to mention the gas chambers;
decent people like my own family were turned into devils by crude Christianity.
- Lionel Blue

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We made certain that there were decent transitional
arrangements to get us to where we wanted to go.
The same principle will have to apply here or we won't get there.
- John Anderson

When you have told anyone you have left him a legacy,
the only decent thing to do is die at once.
- Samuel Butler

Somewhere deep down there's a decent man in me,
he just can't be found.
- Eminem

One of the great problems with Americans is that -
being a decent people -
they assume that everyone else is equally decent.
- Meir Kahane

We're from New York, so we have a decent following.
- Josh Silver

It is sometimes easier to head an institute for the
study of child guidance than it is to turn one brat
into a decent human being.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

If you blithely do what you do and you're good at what you do,
and try to be a decent person, you can succeed.
- Michael Patrick Jann

When the truth is that there would be no great Western music,
and certainly no decent choral repertoire,
without the Catholic faith.
- Richard Morris

It seems to me morally a decent society will try to
take some of the increased benefit and use that to
alleviate the pain of the few who are bearing the cost that made it possible.
- Tim Bishop

TV is sort of the only way to go for an actress my
age to make a decent salary;
with independent films,
you just can't.
- Jessica Lange

Respectable means rich, and decent means poor.
I should die if I heard my family called decent.
- Thomas Mann

The fact to which we have got to cling,
as to a lifebelt, is that it is possible to be a normal
decent person and yet be fully alive.
- Allen Ginsberg

Our culture is in moral chaos.
On TV we celebrate freaks instead of honest,
decent people.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

If you don't believe in God, all you have to believe in is decency.
Decency is very good.
Better decent than indecent.
But I don't think it's enough.
- Harold MacMillan

When you've told someone that you've left them a legacy
the only decent thing to do is to die at once.
- Samuel Butler

The 5th Amendment is an old friend and a good friend.
one of the great landmarks in men's struggle to be free of tyranny,
to be decent and civilized.
- William O. Douglas

I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim,
and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.
- Frida Kahlo

When I lay my head on the pillow at night I can say
I was a decent person today.
That's when I feel beautiful.
- Drew Barrymore

I've never been in this business for the recognition or the awards.
I just want to do good work, grab a decent paycheck,
and move onto the next job.
- William Petersen

There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself,
and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

No decent career was ever founded on a public.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird:
it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to
fly while remaining an egg.
We are like eggs at present.
And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary,
decent egg.
We must be hatched or go bad.
- C. S. Lewis

Together we must learn how to compose differences,
not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Maybe if I'd not been able to kick a ball it would have been different,
but I doubt it because all my mates are decent blokes now,
just normal fellas with families.
- Robbie Fowler

I want ordinary people to enjoy a decent standard of living,
with ever increasing security, comfort and joy.
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

So in those days, they were scooping up any young person
who could sing and look decent,
ah, at the same time.
- Kitty Carlisle

Since coming to Harwell I have met English people of all kinds,
and I have come to see in many of them a deep rooted
firmness which enables them to lead a decent way of life.
- Klaus Fuchs

I think I've made some pretty decent films in the '80s and '90s.
- John Frankenheimer

My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages
are left in the decent obscurity of a learned language.
- Edward Gibbon

I knew Anais Nin, who called me after I had been away for a few years.
She was seeking help because at that time no one would
give her a decent review.
She was made fun of.
- Marguerite Young

The destiny of world civilization depends upon providing
a decent standard of living for all mankind.
- Norman Borlaug

Thinking in generations also means enabling our young
to have a decent standard of living.
- Paul Tsongas

I'm actually a pretty decent human being,
and when I'm home I'm straight as an arrow.
- Kid Rock

Composers today get a TV script on Friday and have to record on Tuesday.
It's just dreadful to impose on gifted talent and expect
decent music under these conditions.
- Alex North

We are making the fundamental changes.
It was like the decent housing target.
We said by 2010, we'd have taken a million houses and
refurbished them into decent housing.
- John Prescott

The public has always expected me to be a playboy,
and a decent chap never lets his public down.
- Errol Flynn

Sometimes, political campaigns make decent people act
and talk like perfect buffoons.
- Tony Snow

I was surprised by how much I like being a father;
surprised at what a decent father I am,
because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to dump my selfishness.
- Michael Zaslow

I'm the star of the show.
I should have a decent haircut.
- David James Elliott

One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.
- May Sarton

But we can also take the radical view that the test
of an economy has to do with the extent to which it
is providing everybody with a decent means of living.
- David Korten

The world is filled with violence.
Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding
citizens should also have guns.
Otherwise they will win and the decent people will loose.
- James Earl Jones

Thousands of women are crushed and made inarticulate
by that system and never develop as their natures would
force them to develop were they in a decent environment.
- Agnes Smedley

What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes,
he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.
- A. A. Milne

For generations, even many otherwise decent white Southerners
learned to despise black people.
- Linda Chavez

Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the
desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.
- Channing Pollock

As long as I can sing halfway decent,
I'd rather sing than act.
There's nothing like being in good voice,
feeling good, having good numbers to do and having a fine orchestra.
- Howard Keel

There is no law that says a man who earned a hundred
million dollars in his first half-dozen years on the
job has to be a decent human being,
but Mike Eisner is that and more.
- Joseph Barbera

All Asian parents are into your children having a respectable,
decent stable job.
Acting was unimaginable to my parents.
- Joan Chen

I'd been trying for a while to get parts that weren't
just the English bad guy,
so it was quite refreshing to be playing someone who was a compassionate,
decent guy.
- Sean Bean

How will decent people in the region ever believe in
peace if Arab terrorists interpret every gesture of
peace as a display of weakness and then act accordingly?
- Tom Lantos

Just recently I worked with Van Morrison and I came
to realize that money can't make a decent human being out of you.
- Jim Sullivan

There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk,
and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.
- Moliere

You go to Scandinavia, and you will find that people
have a much higher standard of living,
in terms of education, health care and decent paying jobs.
- Bernie Sanders

The money can be decent, but I really don't recommend
the work-for-hire route as an entry into publishing.
Too many things can go wrong.
- Lynn Abbey

I tell people that I've now done one decent thing in my life.
Albeit inadvertently.
- Larry David

I put everything I can into the mulberry of my mind
and hope that it is going to ferment and make a decent wine.
How that process happens, I'm sorry to tell you I can't describe.
- John Hurt

I think that Peter Jennings is the only decent one of the big three.
- Alexander Payne

It was a decent New Year's, but it took a million officers to make it so.
- Zane Grey

For every sleazeball in the business there are plenty
of decent and wonderful people.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

A decent boldness ever meets with friends.
- Homer

And I have been able to establish this sort of decent
reputation as being a decent character actor.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

It's a sad and stupid thing to have to proclaim yourself
a revolutionary just to be a decent man.
- David Harris

The public airwaves provide a chance to affirm we want to be a good,
decent people; a good, decent nation.
- Charles W. Pickering


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