Quotes by decent
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English writer 1709-1784
A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
American author and newspaper columnist
'Returnless risk' is not how you prepare for a decent retirement.
Greek poet c. 850 -? BC
A decent boldness ever meets with friends.
American politician 1947-
And what is needed to prevent them from joining gangs was ample recreation for boys as well as girls, jobs and internships for training and money, and assistance to allow their families to live in decent homes.
Henry Brooks Adams
American historian 1838-1918
As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. There is absolutely nothing to revile except that it's a bore.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
French writer 1873-1954
As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow.
Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
Either we all live in a decent world, or nobody does.
South Korean politician and diplomat 1944-
Europe and Africa share proximity and history, ideas and ideals, trade and technology. You are tied together by the ebb and flow of people. Migration presents policy challenges - but also represents an opportunity to enhance human development, promote decent work, and strengthen collaboration.
English author of romance novels 1901-2000
Every man has been brought up with the idea that decent women don't pop in and out of bed; he has always been told by his mother that nice girls don't. He finds, of course, when he gets older that this may be untrue - but only in a certain section of society.
American short story writer 1804-1864
Every young sculptor seems to think that he must give the world some specimen of indecorous womanhood, and call it Eve, Venus, a Nymph, or any name that may apologize for a lack of decent clothing.
English singer and songwriter 1958-
Fans want to see people who can play; they respect certain values like professionalism, and they don't want to be treated like shit. They pay good money and they look forward to seeing some good music being played by decent musicians, who really put their soul into it.Source: Tobler, John (1992)
Farms and in castles, in homes, studies, and cloisters - where sensible people manage to live relatively lusty and decent lives, as moral as they must be, as free as they may be, and as masterly as they can be. If we only knew it, this elusive arrangement is happiness.
American investor, fund manager, and philanthropist 1944-
Favouring employment versus the financial markets is a decent policy; certainly not beneficial for the currency or the gilt market, but beneficial for the people.
German politician 1954-
I feel sorry sometimes for these sportsmen and women who put in just as much effort as the footballers. For example, athletes train at least as hard as footballers but have to be happy if they can earn enough to finance a decent education.
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