No man has been thoroughly decent to more than one woman.
As to modesty and decency, if we are simians we have done well, considering: but if we are something else- fallen angels – we have indeed fallen far.
Want of decency is want of sense.
Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed.
If you don’t believe in God, all you have to believe in is decency… decency is very good. Better decent than indecent. But I don’t think it’s enough.
Do not overestimate the decency of the human race.
Respectable means rich, and decent means poor. I should die if I heard my father called decent.
We are decent 99 percent of the time, when we could easily be vile.
Always tell the truth, not only because it is the decent thing to do, but because it gives you such an advantage over the man who is trying to remember his lies!
No law reaches it, but all right-minded people observe it.