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My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the decent obscurity of a learned language.
People think they have to be ambitious. But at a certain age, all you want is to be around nice, decent people.
The poor prey on one another because their lives offer no hope and communicate the tragic message to these human beings that they have no possibility to attain a decent standard of living.
It took me six months to redeem myself at least to have another chance to at least have her get to know me and let her know I was at least a decent guy and to give me a shot. And here we are, we've been married seven years.
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
H. L. Mencken
Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
In the literal sense, there has been no relevant evolution since the trek from Africa. But there has been substantial progress towards higher standards of rights, justice and freedom - along with all too many illustrations of how remote is the goal of a decent society.
I would feel no hesitation in saying that it is the responsibility of a decent human being to give assistance to a child who is being attacked by a rabid dog, but I would not intend this to imply that in all imaginable circumstances one must, necessarily, act in accordance with this general responsibility.
No decent career was ever founded on a public.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent.
If we are too friendly to nice, decent bishops, we run the risk of buying into the fiction that there's something virtuous about believing things because of faith rather than because of evidence. We run the risk of betraying scientific enlightenment.
There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.
A decent boldness ever meets with friends.
One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.
As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Henry Kissinger should have the door shut in his face by every decent person and should be shamed, ostracized and excluded.
Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.
The destiny of world civilization depends upon providing a decent standard of living for all mankind.
Certainly, poverty and economic decline have a lot to do with the so-called rage of Islam. You've got all these young men in countries which are economically in bad shape. The idea that they might be able to make a good living and get married and have a family, a decent life, seems very remote to a lot of people in a lot of the world.
I really don't care with whom you sleep. I just care what kind of a decent human being you are.
I'm actually a pretty decent human being, and when I'm home I'm straight as an arrow.
My definition of a decent society is one that first of all takes care of its losers, and protects its weak.
John le Carre
I tell people that I've now done one decent thing in my life. Albeit inadvertently.
The person I liked the best was Gerald R. Ford. He was the most decent man in politics I ever had any relationships with.
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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