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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.
Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.
Frederick the Great
If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
Louis D. Brandeis
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.
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 best part? Probably being able to portray such a respectable, ethical, intelligent, strong woman. That's still pretty rare in our business, unfortunately.
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
John Kenneth Galbraith
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.
Being a gossip reporter just isn't a respectable job. It'll chew you up and spit you out.
Surrealism was necessary - essential, even - in the 1920s to bridge the gap between rationalism and the subconscious. It started something important. But by the early '60s, it had become petit-bourgeois; it was too intellectual and romantic, and had ground to a halt. It had become respectable.
The long-established and noble rule of Law, one of the greatest products of the character and tradition of British history, has suffered a deadly blow. Blackmail has become respectable.
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
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.
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
If you can build a business up big enough, it's 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.
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.
Why couldn't Obama have picked somebody respectable as his running mate, you know, like John Kerry did?
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.
Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art.
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.
During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.
These days, there are many people around the world who listen to the songs that made me infamous and read the books that made me respectable.
John F. Kennedy
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