Quotes by decency
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Spanish cellist, composer, and conductor 1876-1973
Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.
American chess grandmaster 1943-2008
The Jews have been hardened against Christ, against decency for thousands of years... They're gonna have to be annihilated, Eugene.Source: Speaking to Eugene Torre, Radio Interview, May 24 1999 
Russian politician 1931-2007
A politician must have some scruples, a certain decency; he cannot smear himself in the mud for the sake of a high ideal.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
Decency cannot be discussed without indecency!
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
French writer 1613-1680
Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed.
English writer and actor 1908-1999
Decency must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite. Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep.
Henry Louis Mencken
American journalist and critic 1880-1956
Don't overestimate the decency of the human race.
British politician (Edward Frederick Lindley Wood) 1881-1959
I am of an Opinion, in which I am every Day more confirmed by Observation, that Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with Men, or else all the Obligations in the World will not create it. An outward Show may be made to satisfy Decency, and to prevent Reproach; but a real Sense of a kind thing is a Gift of Nature, and never was, nor can be acquired.Source: Works (1912)
British Conservative politician, prime minister 1894-1986
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.
W. D. Roscommon
English poet 1633-1685
Immodest words admit of no defence, for want of decency is want of sense.
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
In every country, we should be teaching our children the scientific method and the reasons for a Bill of Rights. With it comes a certain decency, humility and community spirit. In the demon-haunted world that we inhabit by virtue of being human, this may be all that stands between us and the enveloping darkness.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
Justice consists of doing no one injury, decency in giving no one offense.
American psychiatrist 1920-
Men often treat others worse than they treat themselves, but they rarely treat anyone better. It is the height of folly to expect consideration and decency from a person who mistreats himself.
Rita Mae Brown
American writer, activist, and feminist 1944-
Morals are private. Decency is public.
A. Bartlett Giamatti
American professor and president of Yale University 1938-1989
On matters of race, on matters of decency, baseball should lead the way.
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