38 Decency Quotes

  • Decency cannot be discussed without indecency!. – George Bernard Shaw

 

  • Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it. – Christopher Hitchens

 

  • Decency, not to dare to do that in public which it is decent enough to do in private. – Michel de Montaigne

 

  • Justice consists of doing no one injury, decency in giving no one offense. – Cicero

 

  • Decency renders all things tolerable. – Joseph Marie

 

  • There is a sense of decency that’s like a barometer to a man’s or a country’s health. – Samuel R. Delany

 

  • Morals are private. Decency is public. – Rita Mae Brown

 

  • Decency is indecency’s conspiracy of silence. – George Bernard Shaw

 

  • If you can’t say anything nice, at least have the decency to be vague. – Susan Andersen

 

  • Doubt makes a man decent. – Harry Crews

 

  • Virtue and decency are so nearly related that it is difficult to separate them from each other but in our imagination. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

 

  • Decency requires that when a programme is approved by the majority, all should carry it out faithfully. – Mahatma Gandhi

 

  • In some ways, ‘decency’ is a hazy concept; we know it when we see it. – Raja Krishnamoorthi

 

  • God’s most lordly gift to man is decency of mind. – Aeschylus

 

  • Decency is such a rare thing in this world, and it can only be repaid with loyalty. – Mike Klepper

 

  • Breaking of norms and disregard for decency have huge, long-term costs. – Tom Steyer

 

  • Ethics, decency and morality are the real soldiers. – Kiran Bedi

 

  • Want of decency is want of sense. – Wentworth Dillon

 

  • Common decency is a core part of who people are. – E. J. Dionne

decency quotes

  • Small acts of decency ripple in ways we could never imagine. – Cory Booker

 

  • Decency and tolerance, to be of any value, must be capable of withstanding the severest strain. – Mahatma Gandhi

 

  • Morals are a matter of private agreement; decency is of public concern. – Marguerite Yourcenar

 

  • There are those without decency who must be fought without hesitation, without pity. – Henri

 

  • Silence is not weakness and decency is not pride. – Arthur Machen

 

  • The laws of decency enforce themselves. – Louise Colet

 

  • When the norm is decency, other virtues can thrive: integrity, honesty, compassion, kindness, and trust. – Raja Krishnamoorthi

 

  • Decency is not news. It is buried in the obituaries, but it is a force stronger than crime. – Robert A. Heinlein

 

  • The measure of a decent human being is how he or she treats the defenseless. – Bill O’Reilly

 

  • Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

 

  • Decency must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite. Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep. – Quentin Crisp

 

  • Don’t overestimate the decency of the human race. – Henry Louis Mencken

 

  • The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

  • Decency is judged by our actions not by our words. – Abdulazeez Henry Musa

 

  • Acts of sacrifice and decency without regard to what’s in it for you create ripple effects. Ones that lift up families and communities, that spread opportunity and boost our economy. – Barack Obama

 

  • There’s a sort of decency among the dead, a remarkable discretion: you never find them making any complaint against the doctor who killed them!. – Moliere

 

  • One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being. – May Sarton

 

  • Decency is not defined, by statute, but the laws of instinct are stronger. – Charles Pinot Duclos

 

  • The thin and precarious crust of decency is all that separates any civilization, however impressive, from the hell of anarchy or systematic tyranny which lie in wait beneath the surface. – Aldous Huxley