Decency quotes & sayings

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Everything goes by the board: honour, pride, decency to get the book written. - William Faulkner

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favour of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. - Henry Louis Mencken

Don't overestimate the decency of the human race. - Henry Louis Mencken

That's what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end. - Lise Hand

I believe that we should die with decency so that at least decency will survive. - Dag Hammarskjold

Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense. - Cicero [Marcus Tullius Cicero]

A woman without a degree of decency and delicacy is unsexed. - Charlotte Mary Yonge

A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her. - W. C. Fields

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. - Pablo Casals