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English writer and actor 1908-19990
Bit by bit, I was becoming the almost acceptable face of homosexuality.
Source: How to Become a Virgin (1981) Ch. 6
British journalist, writer0
Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth... suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.
French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-20070
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
American poet and philosopher 1803-18820
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
American journalist 1917-0
Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.
Canadian literair criticus 1912-19910
It is of the essence of imaginative culture that it transcends the limits both of the naturally possible and of the morally acceptable.
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
Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC0
Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable.
American writer 1842-19140
Politeness - The most acceptable hypocrisy.
Peter F. Drucker
American management consultant and writer 1909-0
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-20040
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.
British journalist, writer, and columnist 1928-0
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
French writer 1873-19540
To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.
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.