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Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
Louis D. Brandeis
I don't ever want it to be about me. A friend of mine told me, 'The difference between fame and notoriety is fame is when people know you, and notoriety is when people know your work.' The first one is not respectable, but the second one is, because that leaves a legacy.
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
John Kenneth Galbraith
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.
Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery - courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards and respectable ways of doing things.
James Harvey Robinson
By the Declaration of Independence, dreaded by the foes an for a time doubtfully viewed by many of the friends of America, everything stood on a new and more respectable footing, both with regard to the operations of war or negotiations with foreign powers.
Mercy Otis Warren
Why couldn't Obama have picked somebody respectable as his running mate, you know, like John Kerry did?
During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.
I started out as an opportunistic renegade. By now, I've lasted long enough to become sort of an American Original Respectable Renegade.
The whole force of the respectable circles to which I belonged, that respectable circle which knew as I did not the value of security won, the slender chance of replacing it if lost or abandoned, was against me.
Unless your government is respectable, foreigners will invade your rights; and to maintain tranquillity, it must be respectable - even to observe neutrality, you must have a strong government.
My father didn't think being an artist was a respectable or worthy goal for a man.
All Asian parents are into your children having a respectable, decent stable job. Acting was unimaginable to my parents.
Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.
Frederick the Great
I felt early on I wasn't going to be a respectable citizen.
I still can't get over the idea that respectable adults now go to see superhero movies and that such films get reviewed in the 'New Yorker.' Clearly, I am seriously out of step with the times.
Playing the good guy is tough because you know as well as I do, in real life, you have to watch your P's and Q's and conduct yourself in a respectable manner if you expect to have friends.
R. Lee Ermey
The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes, who are highly influential and tend to view religion as primitive superstition. They believe that science has left atheism as the only respectable intellectual stance.
If you can build a business up big enough, it's respectable.
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
I mean in the South African case, many of those who were part of death squads would have been respectable members of their white community, people who went to church on Sunday, every Sunday.
Every vice was once a virtue, and may become respectable again, just as hatred becomes respectable in wartime.
In order to be respected, authority has got to be respectable.
Being a gossip reporter just isn't a respectable job. It'll chew you up and spit you out.
The short story is still like the novel's wayward younger brother, we know that it's not respectable - but I think that can also add to the glory of it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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