Respectability Quotes

Now that I'm over sixty I'm veering toward respectability.

It is also I would guess a universal that in all societies people value respectability granted to them.

Naked need is the occasion for God's giving not a need adorned with the clean elegant robes of respectability and good works.

To recognize that head injuries were as essential a part of football as they are of boxing would be to erase the fine distinction on which the game's respectability rested.

My father was a civil servant so having a regular job being respectable is a big deal for me. Respectable in the sense that I support my family. That's what I mean by respectability.

Morality is not respectability.

Being cultured is the least expensive form of respectability.

I hated the idleness the stupidity the respectability the petty unselfishness.

It is not pleasant to have a stranger doubt your respectability.

... danger was always at its most lethal when disguised as respectability.

Symbolism erects a facade of respectability to hide the indecency of dreams.

You put a wage behind something it gives the act a sort of respectability.

Despite my being an old gypsy there is a tendency to respectability inherent in old age.

There's a similarity in both being young people who are not about the politics of respectability.

A lynch mob is [unlimited] Majority Rule stripped of its fancy trappings and its facade of respectability.

It is fatal for art if it is forced into official respectability and condemned to sterile mediocrity.

Satan mostly employs comparatively moral instruments and the language of ethics to give his aims an air of respectability.

Only Zionists get to proclaim their fear of a brown planet while simultaneously maintaining a patina of liberal respectability.

She wanted passionately and persistently two things which she believed should subsist together in any well-ordered life: amusement and respectability.

We claim no respectability. There's no status I would not surrender for a joke. So we don't have to defend anything.

Every fairly intelligent person is aware that the price of respectability is a muffled soul bent on the trivial and the mediocre.

The insane have achieved political respectability while the sane act too good for it all. The irrational celebrate while the rational act bored and above-it-all.

Stop moping sule " galladon said with a grunt."It doesn't suit you-it takes a fine sense of pessimism to brood with any sort of respectability.

Ambition is a passion at once strong and insidious and is very apt to cheat a man out of his happiness and his true respectability of character

What in the devil's name is the use of respectability with never so many gigs and silver spoons if thou inwardly art the pitifulness of all men?

We create an environment where it is alright to hate to steal to cheat and to lie if we dress it up with symbols of respectability dignity and love.

At present I feel like a caged animal bound up by the luxury comfort and respectability of my position. I can't get the training that I want without neglecting my duty.

Republicans seems to me to be chiefly concerned with holding on to what they have: in society it's position or respectability or what you will; in business of course it's profit.

The one thing I would never wish it to be thought is that you play serious roles in order to achieve some sort of respectability which you can't if you're playing comedic roles.

We talk of wild animals but man is the only wild animal. It is man that has broken out. All other animals are tame animals; following the rugged respectability of the tribe or type.

People like nonfiction presented to them in a certain way so that they don't have to think about whether it's true or not. They like it to have that imprimatur of respectability of genuineness.

Respectability is joining chastity in the museum of dead issues.

Respectability n. The offspring of a liaison between a bald head and a bank account.

Respectability offends my taste.

Respectability is the dickey on the bosom of civilization.

The shades of respectability begin to close about the greying head.

Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability.

Respectability is the state of never being caught doing anything which gives you pleasure.

I shall be glad when you have strangled the invincible respectability that dogs your steps.

In economics hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.

In the ordinary church it is suppressed by respectability by a desire to appear better than we really are.

My life has been one long descent into respectability.

The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.

Having the courage to live within one's means is respectability.

No man is inherently respectable but all women are by nature.

Treating your adversary with respect is giving him an advantage to which he is not entitled.

The genteel is a mighty catafalque of service-with-a-smile and flattering solicitude smothering every spontaneous movement of thought or feeling.

I don't want learning or dignity or respectability. I want this music and this dawn and the warmth of your cheek against mine.

The world of shabby gentility is like no other; its sacrifices have less logic its standards are harsher its relation to reality is dimmer than comfortable property or plain poverty can understand.

A mere literary man is a dull man; a man who is solely a man of business is a selfish man; but when literature and commerce are united they make a respectable man.

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.