Quotation Explorer - 'Respectable'

Brand integrity is the ability to present one’s brand both in words and deeds to be true, respectable and acceptable without compromising on standards (brand’s promise). - Bernard Kelvin Clive
I have no pretensions whatever to that kind of elegance which consists in tormenting a respectable man. - Jane Austen
The safest way to make laws respected is to make them respectable. - Frédéric Bastiat
De toutes les passions, la seule vraiment respectable me paraît être la gourmandise. - Guy de Maupassant
Virtue has never been as respectable as money. - Mark Twain
I've always thought respectable people scoundrels, and I look anxiously at my face every morning for signs of my becoming a scoundrel. - Bertrand Russell
A respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul - Karl Lagerfeld
During the Vietnam War, every respectable artist in this country was against the war. It was like a laser beam. We were all aimed in the same direction. The power of this weapon turns out to be that of a custard pie dropped from a stepladder six feet high. - Kurt Vonnegut
Political language - and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists - is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. - George Orwell
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and struggles to the light amid the thorns. - George Santayana
Political language -- and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists -- is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. - George Orwell
Your little r changes the status of a single lady ‘Ms’ into a respectable lady ‘Mrs’. Man, you make the difference! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Since when was genius found respectable? - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
A country where women are not free has no chance ever to be something good and respectable! - Mehmet Murat ildan
To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable. - Oscar Wilde
I try to make my comments like a woman's skirt: long enough to be respectable and short enough to be interesting. - Adam Clayton Powell III
A good editor can make a respectable writer remarkable, just like a good parent helps a child become amazing. - Justin Alcala
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable. - John Kenneth Galbraith
He wanted to be respectable rather than powerful; he did not want the controversy that went with power. - David Halberstam
War is not a means but an end. It makes violence respectable and makes sadists look like heroes. - Mary Horlock
Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. - George Orwell
The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is. - George Bernard Shaw
So long as society is founded on injustice, the function of the laws will be to defend injustice. And the more unjust they are the more respectable they will seem. - Anatole France
One of the mitigating benefits of children is that they make a Lego habit more respectable. - Jonathan V. Last
People won't respect you until you achieve the respectable goals. - Amit Kalantri
The great artists of the world are never Puritans, and seldom even ordinarily respectable. - H.L. Mencken
I write plays because writing dialogue is the only respectable way of contradicting yourself. I'm the kind of person who embarks on an endless leapfrog down the great moral issues. I put a position, rebut it, refute the rebuttal, and rebut the refutation. - Tom Stoppard
It became clear to her that all men, however respectable in appearance and however elevated their position in society, were utter weaklings in front of a beautiful woman. - The Yacoubian Building, p. 42 - Alaa Al Aswany
I came from a family where the only emotion respectable to show is irritation. - Flannery O'Connor
Renounce poor work.Shun trivial work.Entertain respectable work.Welcome superior work.Honor transcendent work. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Respectable Protestant denominations retreated inside...leaving...unaffiliated madwomen to evangelize alfresco... - Sara Miles
Some live in poverty but with their honor; some live in wealth but with no honor! Some lives are respectable, some are disgraceful! - Mehmet Murat ildan
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