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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
One of the great problems with Americans is that - being a decent people - they assume that everyone else is equally decent.
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.
Women of the working class, especially wage workers, should not have more than two children at most. The average working man can support no more and and the average working woman can take care of no more in decent fashion.
Everybody now seems to be talking about democracy. I don't understand this. As I think of it, democracy isn't like a Sunday suit to be brought out and worn only for parades. It's the kind of a life a decent man leads, it's something to live for and to die for.
I really don't care with whom you sleep. I just care what kind of a decent human being you are.
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.
Aside from a handful of guys boxing is missing the good trainers, that's why our sport is so in the air now because we don't have people who have the capability to not only train fighters but also train and create decent respectable citizens of the world.
I'm actually a pretty decent human being, and when I'm home I'm straight as an arrow.
I tell people that I've now done one decent thing in my life. Albeit inadvertently.
My definition of a decent society is one that first of all takes care of its losers, and protects its weak.
John le Carre
We all live inside bodies that will deteriorate. But when you look at human beings, they're capable of very decent things: love, loyalty. When time is running out, they don't care about possessions or status. They want to put things right if they've done wrong.
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
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.
I was excited by the process of Pandora, which I still think is a decent product. Not as great in actuality as it sounds. After the first hour, its weaknesses start to show up.
The person I liked the best was Gerald R. Ford. He was the most decent man in politics I ever had any relationships with.
I believe that people are fundamentally are decent. And, yes, you will have people that sometimes will misbehave.
But even creeps deserve to live someplace halfway decent.
An awful lot of fantasy, and even some great fantasy, falls into the mistake of assuming that a good man will be a good king, that all that is necessary is to be a decent human being and when you're king everything will go swimmingly.
George R. R. Martin
I feel sorry sometimes for these sportsmen and women who put in just as much effort as the footballers. For example, athletes train at least as hard as footballers but have to be happy if they can earn enough to finance a decent education.
All's the government should do is keep the taxes and regulations at a manageable rate, keep a decent standing army and get out of the way.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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