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G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-17990
Every man has his moral backside which he refrains from showing unless he has to and keeps covered as long as possible with the trousers of decorum.
Sir Walter Scott
British writer and poet 1771-18320
One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.
When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.