Quotes by respectable

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  • Joseph De Maistre
    Joseph De Maistre
    French diplomat and philosopher 1753-1821
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    I don't know what a scoundrel is like, but I know what a respectable man is like, and it's enough to make one's flesh creep.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    A mere literary man is a dull man; a man who is solely a man of business is a selfish man; but when literature and commerce are united, they make a respectable man.
  • Henry Brooks Adams
    Henry Brooks Adams
    American historian 1838-1918
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    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.
  • Barry Marshall
    Barry Marshall
    Australian physician, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology 1951-
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    Before the 20th century, the ulcer was not a respectable disease. Doctors would say, 'You're under a lot of stress.' Nineteenth-century Europe and America had all these crazy health spas and quack treatments.
  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art.
  • Frederick the Great
    Frederick the Great
    Born in Berlin, King of Prussia (1740-1786) 1712-1786
    Frederick the Great
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    Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.
  • Will Durant
    Will Durant
    American writer, historian, and philosopher 1885-1981
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    Every vice was once a virtue, and may become respectable again, just as hatred becomes respectable in wartime.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Farmers are respectable and interesting to me in proportion as they are poor.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
    Lord Chesterfield
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    Horse-play, romping, frequent and loud fits of laughter, jokes, and indiscriminate familiarity, will sink both merit and knowledge into a degree of contempt. They compose at most a merry fellow; and a merry fellow was never yet a respectable man.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    I can reason down or deny everything, except this perpetual Belly: feed he must and will, and I cannot make him respectable.
  • Gertrude Stein
    Gertrude Stein
    American author 1874-1946
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    I simply contend that the middle-class ideal which demands that people be affectionate, respectable, honest and content, that they avoid excitements and cultivate serenity is the ideal that appeals to me, it is in short the ideal of affectionate family life, of honorable business methods.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    It is a wise tune that knows its own father, and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents.
  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph Conrad
    In Poland born English writer 1857-1924
    Joseph Conrad
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    It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull.
  • George Moore
    George Moore
    Irish writer 1852-1933
    George Moore
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    No place in England where everyone can go is considered respectable.
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