Love is where you find it. I think it is foolish to go around looking for it, and I think it can be poisonous. I wish that people who are conventionally supposed to love each other would say to each other, when they fight, 'Please — a little less love, and a little more common decency'.
In the present case it is a little inaccurate to say I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible to any public office of trust or profit in the Republic. But I do not repine, for I am a subject of it only by force of arms.
I pretend not to be a champion of that same naked virtue called truth, to the very outrance. I can consent that her charms be hidden with a veil, were it but for decency's sake.
Gentleness is like decency and beauty; it is fading away from our universe. Nothing is left but fake shadows, not even the genuine ones. Actually, they are being replaced by rudeness, vulgarity, and ugliness.
Those who stand idle while evil descends upon another and provide no support, is just as culpable as the perpetrator.
A virtuos woman is not moved by big names and flamboyance, but only men of profound wisdom and integrity move her.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
What have I always believed? That on the whole, and by and large, if a man lived properly, not according to what any priests said, but according to what seemed decent and honest inside, then it would, at the end, more or less, turn out all right.
The practice of executing such offenders is a relic of the past and is inconsistent with evolving standards of decency in a civilized society.
The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.
Don't overestimate the decency of the human race.
A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her.
Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed.
Breaking of norms and disregard for decency have huge, long-term costs.
Small acts of decency ripple in ways we could never imagine.
Above all, it is not decency or goodness of gentleness that impresses the Middle East, but strength.
In some ways, 'decency' is a hazy concept; we know it when we see it.
I respect anyone who has to fight and howl for his decency.