Quotes by acceptable
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English writer and actor 1908-1999
Bit by bit, I was becoming the almost acceptable face of homosexuality.Source: How to Become a Virgin (1981) Ch. 6
American businessman and politician 1954-
Concealed handgun licenses contain all of the identifying information required by the TSA. It is time they recognize these licenses as acceptable forms of identification.
British journalist, writer
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 1929-2007
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 1803-1882
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.
Danish architect and designer 1902-1971
In a way, the sense of quality has improved, the status symbol of the small things is gone, and it is acceptable to use stainless steel, even if the neighbour uses silver.
C. Wright Mills
American sociologist 1916-1962
In the formulas of 'personnel experts', men and women are to be shaped into the 'well rounded, acceptable, effective personality.' Just like small proprietors, they cannot higgle over prices, which are fixed, or 'judge the market' and accordingly buy wisely.Source: White Collar :The American Middle Classes (1951)
Billie Jean King
American tennis player 1943-
In the seventies we had to make it acceptable for people to accept girls and women as athletes. We had to make it okay for them to be active. Those were much scarier times for females in sports.
Sidney J. Harris
American journalist 1917-
Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.
Canadian literair criticus 1912-1991
It is of the essence of imaginative culture that it transcends the limits both of the naturally possible and of the morally acceptable.
British Indian sculptor 1954-
Maybe the way we have learned to look has changed in the last 25 years, and the exotic is much more acceptable. There are many artists now, younger artists, who work out of the exotic.
Canadian-American psychologist 1925-
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 BC
Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable.
American cartoonist 1922-2011
On radio and television, magazines and the movies, you can't tell what you're going to get. When you look at the comic page, you can usually depend on something acceptable by the entire family.
Peter F. Drucker
American management consultant and writer 1909-
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
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