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It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
C. S. Lewis
Somewhere deep down there's a decent man in me, he just can't be found.
I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.
A healthy democracy requires a decent society; it requires that we are honorable, generous, tolerant and respectful.
Charles W. Pickering
Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
H. L. Mencken
Together we must learn how to compose differences, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will loose.
James Earl Jones
What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.
A. A. Milne
There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.
When you've told someone that you've left them a legacy the only decent thing to do is to die at once.
When you have told anyone you have left him a legacy, the only decent thing to do is die at once.
Everybody now seems to be talking about democracy. I don't understand this. As I think of it, democracy isn't like a Sunday suit to be brought out and worn only for parades. It's the kind of a life a decent man leads, it's something to live for and to die for.
A decent boldness ever meets with friends.
No decent career was ever founded on a public.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.
Aside from a handful of guys boxing is missing the good trainers, that's why our sport is so in the air now because we don't have people who have the capability to not only train fighters but also train and create decent respectable citizens of the world.
When I lay my head on the pillow at night I can say I was a decent person today. That's when I feel beautiful.
As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.
I'm content with the fact that I made a decent effort. That's what I've always worried about: that I wouldn't try hard enough.
I have quite a decent constitution in spite of all my abuse of it and my advanced years. I'm still quite robust.
Henry Kissinger should have the door shut in his face by every decent person and should be shamed, ostracized and excluded.
One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.
I think the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office.
It is sometimes easier to head an institute for the study of child guidance than it is to turn one brat into a decent human being.
Joseph Wood Krutch
The destiny of world civilization depends upon providing a decent standard of living for all mankind.
Women of the working class, especially wage workers, should not have more than two children at most. The average working man can support no more and and the average working woman can take care of no more in decent fashion.
I tell people that I've now done one decent thing in my life. Albeit inadvertently.
After my swims this weekend I think coach realized, you know what, you have to have a good one getting out of this meet. So I put the suit on and had a decent swim.
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