Quotes containing word "decency"

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Definitions and meanings of word "decency"

• Noun: the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality

• Noun: the quality of being polite and respectable

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Harold MacMillan
one quote about decency
English Politician
Saturday 10 February 1894 - Monday 29 December 1986
H. L. Mencken
2 quotes about decency
American Writer, Critic, Journalist, Editor, Scholar
Sunday 12 September 1880 - Sunday 29 January 1956
Mary McAleese
2 quotes about decency
Irish Statesman
Born Wednesday 27 June 1951
Mike Rogers
2 quotes about decency
American Politician
Born Wednesday 16 July 1958
Dag Hammarskjold
one quote about decency
Swedish Diplomat
Saturday 29 July 1905 - Monday 18 September 1961
Alphonso Jackson
one quote about decency
American Public Servant
Born Sunday 9 September 1945
Meir Kahane
one quote about decency
American Writer, Clergyman
Monday 1 August 1932 - Monday 5 November 1990
Dinesh D'Souza
one quote about decency
Indian Author
Born Tuesday 25 April 1961
Gabrielle Union
one quote about decency
American Leader, Actress, Model
Born Sunday 29 October 1972
Studs Terkel
one quote about decency
American Historian, Author, Journalist, Actor
Thursday 16 May 1912 - Friday 31 October 2008
Khaleda Zia
one quote about decency
Bangladeshi Statesman, First Lady
Born Wednesday 15 August 1945
Henrik Ibsen
one quote about decency
Norwegian Poet, Playwright, Director
Thursday 20 March 1828 - Wednesday 23 May 1906

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.

Harold MacMillan

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I believe that we should die with decency so that at least decency will survive.

Dag Hammarskjold

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Never assume, no matter how strong the temptation, that other people are low-life lying manipulators without a shred of human decency.

Dinesh D'Souza

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People who don't know how to keep themselves healthy ought to have the decency to get themselves buried, and not waste time about it.

Henrik Ibsen

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Above all, it is not decency or goodness of gentleness that impresses the Middle East, but strength.

Meir Kahane

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HUD's mission is to provide decency and sanitary housing for low and moderate income people in this country.

Alphonso Jackson

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There can be no compromise with war; it cannot be reformed or controlled; cannot be disciplined into decency or codified into common sense.

Jeanette Rankin

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Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency to get the book written.

William Faulkner

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I've always felt, in all my books, that there's a deep decency in the American people and a native intelligence - providing they have the facts, providing they have the information.

Studs Terkel

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If someone lacked decency or respect, I didn't allow that person to stay in my world.

Gabrielle Union

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It is impossible to practice parliamentary politics without having patience, decency, politeness and courtesy.

Khaleda Zia

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It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

H. L. Mencken

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Don't overestimate the decency of the human race.

H. L. Mencken

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Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.

Theodore Roosevelt

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As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency.

Caroline Kennedy

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I had a marketing idea that everybody hated, decency is sexy.

James L. Brooks

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Morals are private. Decency is public.

Rita Mae Brown

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That survival instinct, that will to live, that need to get back to life again, is more powerful than any consideration of taste, decency, politeness, manners, civility. Anything. It's such a powerful force.

Danny Boyle

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I believe the death of Bobby Kennedy was in many ways the death of decency in America. I think it was the death of manners and formality, the death of poetry and the death of a dream.

Emilio Estevez

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