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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.
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.
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
John Kenneth Galbraith
If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
Louis D. Brandeis
It is a wise tune that knows its own father, and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents.
It is a strange enterprise to make respectable people laugh.
Every vice was once a virtue, and may become respectable again, just as hatred becomes respectable in wartime.
It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull.
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.
When cowardice is made respectable, its followers are without number both from among the weak and the strong; it easily becomes a fashion.
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.
I write plays because writing dialogue is the only respectable way of contradicting yourself. I put a position, rebut it, refute the rebuttal, and rebut the refutation.
Why couldn't Obama have picked somebody respectable as his running mate, you know, like John Kerry did?
In order to be respected, authority has got to be respectable.
During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.
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.
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.
I felt early on I wasn't going to be a respectable citizen.
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.
Since when was genius found respectable?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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 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.
Being a gossip reporter just isn't a respectable job. It'll chew you up and spit you out.
I started out as an opportunistic renegade. By now, I've lasted long enough to become sort of an American Original Respectable Renegade.
My work is not great, but it's respectable. I have no false illusions.
My work is not great, but it's 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.
Falsifiability for a theory is great, but a theory can still be respectable even if it is not falsifiable, as long as it is verifiable.
I think the family is the place where the most ridiculous and least respectable things in the world go on.
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