Quotes: acceptable

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  • Quentin Crisp
    Quentin Crisp
    English writer and actor 1908-1999
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    Bit by bit, I was becoming the almost acceptable face of homosexuality.

    Source: How to Become a Virgin (1981) Ch. 6

  • Julie Burchill
    Julie Burchill
    British journalist, writer
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    Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth... suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved - commitment to a scenario.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    He presents me with what is always an acceptable gift who brings me news of a great thought before unknown. He enriches me without impoverishing himself.
  • Sidney J. Harris
    Sidney J. Harris
    American journalist 1917-
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    Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.
  • Northrop Frye
    Northrop Frye
    Canadian literair criticus 1912-1991
    Northrop Frye
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    It is of the essence of imaginative culture that it transcends the limits both of the naturally possible and of the morally acceptable.
  • Albert Bandura
    Albert Bandura
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    Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
    Ambrose Bierce
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    Politeness - The most acceptable hypocrisy.
  • Peter F. Drucker
    Peter F. Drucker
    American management consultant and writer 1909-
    Peter F. Drucker
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    Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
    Susan Sontag
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    The hard truth is that what may be acceptable in elite culture may not be acceptable in mass culture, that tastes which pose only innocent ethical issues as the property of a minority become corrupting when they become more established. Taste is context, and the context has changed.
  • There are few things more disturbing than to find, in somebody we detest, a moral quality which seems to us demonstrably superior to anything we ourselves possess. It augurs not merely an unfairness on the part of creation, but a lack of artistic judgment. Sainthood is acceptable only in saints.
  • Katharine Whitehorn
    Katharine Whitehorn
    British journalist, writer, and columnist 1928-
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    There are some circles in America where it seems to be more socially acceptable to carry a hand-gun than a packet of cigarettes.
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    French writer 1873-1954
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    To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.
  • Agnes Martin
    Agnes Martin
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    To progress in life you must give up the things you do not like. Give up doing the things that you do not like to do. You must find the things that you do like. The things that are acceptable to your mind.
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