Top 315 Decent Quotes

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Once you have been hot and cold, you get real appreciat

Once you have been hot and cold, you get real appreciative when you got a place to go every day with decent material, a paycheck to come in, and nice people to work with.
Dinah Manoff
I don’t know if people know that Sylvester Stallone is one of the most decent gentlemen that I’ve ever met. He’s the most consistent friend I’ve ever had.
Tom Sizemore
One of my rules for life is: ‘When in doubt, assume the best,’ because in the end, most people are pretty decent.
Rutger Bregman
The Democrats are evil, and they crave power. They’re willing to destroy any decent man or woman to attain it.
Jesse Lee Peterson
The money can be decent, but I really don’t recommend the work-for-hire route as an entry into publishing. Too many things can go wrong.
Lynn Abbey
Walter Cronkite was a personally decent and convivial man, who literally couldn’t kill a fly, was kind to his children, generally helpful to juniors, authentically curious about the news, and, in his time, an energetic reporter.
Conrad Black
I’ve done second leads in movies, I’ve done really small roles, too. Other actors never bother me, I believe I’m decent enough to make my own place.
Anita Hassanandani Reddy
I was OK at tennis – good enough to beat Serena Williams, definitely… But no, I don’t really like playing solo sport,s so I don’t think I could have got to the top. I was just decent. Maths is my true calling in life, which is bizarre.
Lucy Bronze
I am very proud of The Saints and I’m very glad that I’ve been associated with them all these years, but the next record is the best record… has to be the philosophy for any band that remains even halfway decent or vibrant, and that is kind of where my head’s at.
Chris Bailey
Pennsylvania is home to some of the hardest-working, toughest, most decent people in America.
Bob Casey, Jr.
For me to be at my best, I need to do something I’m decent at, which is coach.
Rex Ryan
I don’t think anyone ever sets out to make a crappy movie, but there are a lot of forces working against those people who are trying to make something decent. There are a lot of fine lines to walk and small battles to fight.
Bryan Lee O’Malley
I always made a decent living.
June Squibb
My view of civilization is that there have always been small pockets of good, decent, kind people surrounded by corrupt and evil power structures. It’s always a battle to stay on the side of good.
Nancy Farmer
But we can also take the radical view that the test of an economy has to do with the extent to which it is providing everybody with a decent means of living.
David Korten
As long as I can sing halfway decent, I’d rather sing than act. There’s nothing like being in good voice, feeling good, having good numbers to do and having a fine orchestra.
Howard Keel
When in some communities selling drugs is so lucrative that that’s a pretty big enticement that we have to break down. Part of that is by making opportunities and paying decent wages.
Matt Gonzalez
When you have to play a character that seems to be a relatively decent person and seems to be like yourself, I think the trick in that kind of character, so that you don’t become a cliche, is to find where their weaknesses are.
Jennifer Beals
I travelled through the night in a bus with the Kentucky Tea Party en route to a massive rally in Washington. For the most part I found them decent, self-reliant, regular Americans who feared the American Dream was now over, not just for them but for their children and grandchildren.
Andrew Neil
Writers want to talk. They can’t wait to tell you what they’ve been thinking. And because they’ve been in solitude, they’ve had some fairly decent thoughts.
Mariella Frostrup
I was always a decent hockey player, but I’d have never made the NHL.
Graham DeLaet
Gerald R. Ford was a decent and honorable man. Under his steady hand, the nation began the process of recovering from the terrible trauma of Watergate – the lies, distortions, cover-ups, misuses of federal agencies to exact political revenge, illegal wiretapping, burglaries.
Richard Ben-Veniste
It felt good to actually have a decent swim.
Ryan Lochte
I had decent but not great grades in high school because I was highly motivated in some subjects, like the arts, drama, English, and history, but in math and science I was a screw-up. Wooster saw something in me, and I really flourished there. I got into theatre, took photography and painting classes.
J. C. Chandor
My mother taught me what it is to have a sense of humour; my dad, who was a headmaster, everything you need to know about hard work. My dad is the most decent man you could come across.
James Nesbitt
We need all races of men, and decent women, to stand up for what’s right, drop anger, and live upright.
Jesse Lee Peterson
If there is ‘right to buy’ for council tenants and housing association properties, then why shouldn’t that apply to all tenants? Some landlords are decent, very caring people, but some of them are truly appalling.
Jeremy Corbyn
Conservatism is not the problem. Conservatism is the founding of this country, essentially. Conservatism isn’t even really an ideology. Conservatism is just what is right, proper, decent, and moral. That’s all it is.
Rush Limbaugh
To me, it’s a little odd to ever think ‘model into actor.’ I modeled once. I was about as far from a decent model as you can possibly be. I did not enjoy the world at all. I fell in my stilettos quite a bit.
Analeigh Tipton
The 5th Amendment is an old friend and a good friend. one of the great landmarks in men’s struggle to be free of tyranny, to be decent and civilized.
William O. Douglas
In America, the average playwright makes less than a receptionist in a non-profit theatre. We don’t have decent health insurance – or any health insurance at all.
Theresa Rebeck
Without these people who want selfies? People pay decen

Without these people who want selfies? People pay decent money to come and watch you. It doesn’t hurt to take time out, and give back.
Rob Cross
If you look at the very best presidents, the most effective presidents, they were always decent salespeople. Ronald Reagan was an extremely effective salesman, very tuned to the people he was selling to, very clear in what he was selling, very resilient and buoyant.
Daniel H. Pink
My wife is a doctor, and we had a decent life financially. My kids were going to nice schools and had nannies. We weren’t rich, but we were better off than I was growing up. And I looked around, and I was like, ‘Who are these people?’ It was the opposite of what I remembered growing up.
Kenya Barris
Man is an extraordinarily fixed and limited animal whose nature is absolutely constant. It is only by tradition and organisation that anything decent can be got out of him.
T. E. Hulme
There have been so few decent films involving Negroes that right away everybody expects every film to do everything. But when you make a flick, there are maybe two things you’re trying to put into that flick. You can put the other things in another time.
Jim Brown
I’ve met many rich kids over the years. Many are very down to earth and work hard; they come from decent parenting. Others, however, are not.
Jesse Spencer
He asked me whether I had seen the movie ‘The Color Purple.’ I said no she hadn’t. And Bobby said, ‘Well, it’s a terrible picture. They don’t make good, decent, moral pictures nowadays.’
Tommy Bond
Healthcare providers have helped me see that decent, safe housing can promote physical and mental wellness; and engaged citizens have shown me the civic potential of stable, vibrant blocks where neighbours know one another by name.
Matthew Desmond
Apparently, if you live until 75, you’ll have spent 25 years in bed, so it makes sense to have a decent mattress.
Marc Warren
I want the United Kingdom to be the best place in the world in which to grow old. By ensuring that as many as possible have the opportunity to build up a decent private income for later life we will be well on the way to achieving this.
David Gauke
Through most of my career, I’ve made a decent living making movies no one wants to see.
Jean-Luc Godard
No real or decent man verbally attacks a woman.
Kenya Moore
The four and a half years I had at Stoke is something I will always look back on with pride because it was a huge achievement. To be able to last in a high profile job as long as I did showed that, for the most part, I did a decent job there.
Mark Hughes
The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated. But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people.
Dan Castellaneta
I’ve really just had to learn and adapt more than ever before, because there’s so much to do in F1. There’s so much to be on top of as a driver. It really requires perfection just to walk out of a weekend with a decent result.
Lance Stroll
When I was about five, I could do a vaguely decent American accent – straight through kind of decent – and ‘Hercules’ needed some kids. I definitely wasn’t a good actor.
Rose McIver
My real passion is social justice, resolving the lack of empowerment, the lack of skills, the fact that young people can’t get on the housing ladder, they feel they can’t have a decent job, they feel they aren’t in control of their lives.
Andrea Leadsom
I’ve spent my entire adult life involved in the community trying to help people live decent lives, working for a strong and secure state of Israel, and making sure that the most vulnerable in our society receive the care that they need.
Ted Deutch
I don’t really go into labels or an in-depth discussion of different value systems because for me, it’s sort of the truth of the situation in D.C. Certainly, in my fictional depiction of it, there are decent, shameless people on both sides at every level.
Kristin Gore
Aspiration, opportunity, and a stake in society are things which combine education, decent healthcare and the fruits of a capitalist system where individuals contribute to society, while also pursuing their natural inclination to improve their lot in life.
Kwasi Kwarteng
We all need to work together, because there are no jobs on a dead planet; there is no equity without rights to decent work and social protection, no social justice without a shift in governance and ambition, and, ultimately, no peace for the peoples of the world without the guarantees of sustainability.
Sharan Burrow
The lesson of travel seems to be so banal, but so great, which is that people are just so amazingly decent the world over. Given the disparity of income and wealth, it’s amazing not just that you don’t get robbed everywhere – it’s amazing you don’t get eaten.
Geoff Dyer
I’m horrendous at capturing a decent selfie.
Kimberly Bryant
I know that I’m a decent actor, but it’s another thing to be in a scene with Jon Hamm and hold your own.
Jessica Pare
I actually surprised myself because I discovered that I am a pretty decent cook.
Shamita Shetty
It’s not like it’s hard to be decent and respectful and well-behaved. I do wait in line, and I do take the subway, and I do do my own grocery shopping, and I do take the kids to school.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Americans are generally decent and fair people with a commitment to sense, but some of us, swept up by our passions, wade too far into a sea of sensibility.
Hamza Yusuf
Unless children have strong education and strong families and strong communities and decent housing, it’s not enough to go sit in at a lunch counter.
Marian Wright Edelman
The poor prey on one another because their lives offer no hope and communicate the tragic message to these human beings that they have no possibility to attain a decent standard of living.
Thabo Mbeki
It took me six months to redeem myself at least to have another chance to at least have her get to know me and let her know I was at least a decent guy and to give me a shot. And here we are, we’ve been married seven years.
Drew Brees
What’s popular in places considered ghettos – whether that’s the inner city or Appalachia – is having a decent quality of life.
Majora Carter
After my swims this weekend I think coach realized, you

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.
Ryan Lochte
If one black man aided by a bevy of good, decent, dedicated, and open liberal-minded whites and Jews can succeed in prevailing over a group of white racists by making them look like the ignorant fools that they are truly are, imagine what a nation of like-minded individuals can accomplish.
Ron Stallworth
We are making the fundamental changes. It was like the decent housing target. We said by 2010, we’d have taken a million houses and refurbished them into decent housing.
John Prescott
Getting a chance to see good, decent, patriotic people who just want to have self-determination is something for which I will be grateful for the rest of my life.
Stephen Miller
I think I’m a decent person.
Tom Segura
Unless I think I can manage to make something decent, I won’t.
Konkona Sen Sharma
An awful lot of fantasy, and even some great fantasy, falls into the mistake of assuming that a good man will be a good king, that all that is necessary is to be a decent human being and when you’re king everything will go swimmingly.
George R. R. Martin
You can be a decent critic if you know about food, but to be a really good one, you need to know about life.
Ruth Reichl
I used to be a pretty decent athlete when I was young. I would like to really focus on getting back into shape.
Louis DeJoy
Thousands of women are crushed and made inarticulate by that system and never develop as their natures would force them to develop were they in a decent environment.
Agnes Smedley
One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.
May Sarton
If I could play this game at a decent level, I’d come back and play.
Mario Lemieux
We ought to be doing that with decent standard housing but if we have people who are absolutely on the streets in this case, I think it makes sense that tent cities are preferred to not having tent cities.
Mike Lowry
Ineos is a friendly organisation. Very few people leave. It’s collegiate. There’s not much politics, and we like decent people. We don’t like arrogance or bullies.
Jim Ratcliffe
What we are doing in educating students is trying to prepare them to live more fulfilling lives for the decades after they graduate. And trying to provide a better, richer, fairer, more decent society for the generations after.
Derek Bok
How will decent people in the region ever believe in peace if Arab terrorists interpret every gesture of peace as a display of weakness and then act accordingly?
Tom Lantos
If the goal is to get the best artists, actors, and filmmakers in the world to create the best movies, Hollywood does a decent job. And I think no one would disagree with me that it also makes a ton of bad movies and employs a bunch of hacks.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The only decent daily paper of record in France is the online ‘Mediapart,’ which exposes graft and corruption in high places and is feared by the establishment.
Tariq Ali
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.
Lily Tomlin
I like them all – I don’t always approve. I see myself as a sort of benevolent uncle to these characters, and I can see why they do what they do; sometimes they make some mistakes, but at heart I think they’re decent.
Patrick Marber
You can’t have a decent food culture without a decent coffee culture: the two things grow up together.
Adam Gopnik
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
Like everywhere in the world, people of the Middle East aspire to liberty and justice. They wish to have a better life and a decent education for their children.
Ahmed Zewail
It is important what you eat now, what you do now. If we were interested in a sustainable planet where other generations have a right to a decent future, we would not live like this.
Sebastiao Salgado
The terror of the ordinary is what keeps many affluent, educated parents and their kids out of the merely ‘decent’ schools, the ones that are simply ‘fine.’
Sandra Tsing Loh
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
H. L. Mencken
Ours is a stable country. Ours is a sensible country. And ours is a fundamentally decent country.
Charles Kennedy
I think my role, I want to have a presence both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. So I can’t say on one particular thing, so I’ll just name them all. I’ll be the jack of all trades and hopefully decent at one of them.
Octavia Spencer
I grew up thinking the most decent job to do was to fight injustice.
Winnie Byanyima
My parents wielded disposal cameras and Polaroids with the best of them, occasionally begging for at least one decent photo of my brother and me at the state fair, in front of the Golden Gate bridge, or smiling half-heartedly next to a mascot.
Mary Pilon
I prefer to win titles with the team ahead of individual awards or scoring more goals than anyone else. I’m more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world. When all this is over, what are you left with? When I retire, I hope I am remembered for being a decent guy.
Lionel Messi
Everyone at United made me really feel at home. They ar

Everyone at United made me really feel at home. They are decent lads at United – all of them.
Wilfried Zaha
Citizens, regardless of their political inclinations, carry a devout sense of their shared culture and its temperament – and, having contributed to it all their lives, hold decent and reasonable hopes for its continued integrity.
Michael Leunig
My dream was to play in good films, no matter in what country. I always waited for a decent script, and nothing has changed. I’m just sure that nothing in life is random, and I believe in the fate which guides you. Probably my starring in ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ is good proof of that.
Yuliya Snigir
I have solid decent people around me, and I believe that is all it is, because you will get destroyed if you have people bringing you down.
Alicia Keys
If all you have is coal, that’s the only thing that we have. Don’t hate the coal miner for trying to get the only decent job that we have in West Virginia that can allow them to feed their family.
Richard Ojeda
I feel as if I was to strike on one thing that I was decent at was mentally where I prepared myself strongly.
Brian Lara
George W. Bush has shown himself to be a decent guy, not exploiting his former office to make top dollars giving speeches.
H. W. Brands
I want to be part of making sure that decent, honorable, humble, hardworking people in Pennsylvania can look their kids in the eyes. And when they put in their 40 hours, they can say to their kids, ‘I got you.’
Katie McGinty
Any decent coach can make more than enough money just doing three or four T20 leagues.
Jonathan Agnew
It is critical that low-income consumers have access to alternative products and services such as rent-to-own. It gives working-class families opportunities to obtain decent household items without incurring the burden of debt.
William Lacy Clay, Jr.
Aaron Cruden and Beauden Barrett have both been decent, but Dan Carter takes it on to a different level, and he kicks his goals better than both of them.
Brian O’Driscoll
I have been invited to do something called ‘Celebrity MasterChef’ in England, which, of course, I can’t do. It’s complete nonsense. You have to be a decent cook to begin with. I’d be the joke one.
Lesley Nicol
Cannock is a friendly place. You can stroll down the road to a decent pub and have a good curry, and it is not too faceless.
Jed Mercurio
We made certain that there were decent transitional arrangements to get us to where we wanted to go. The same principle will have to apply here or we won’t get there.
John Anderson
Although I’m not fluent in sign language by a long way, I could have a fairly decent conversation.
Paul Theroux
I had a little bit of expectations just to be not terrible, because you can’t be named so similar to a sport and not be at least adequate at that sport. I don’t think there’s been expectations to be really good, because my parents never put that kind of pressure on me, but I had to be at least decent.
Tennys Sandgren
I used to play lots of sports. I used to be a good tennis player. I used to be a decent golfer.
Chris Murphy
There is a formula that allows you to write a decent song. But a song like ‘You’re All I Need to Get By,’ it just writes itself.
Valerie Simpson
I’ve never felt a strong urge to rush into Hollywood, so I bided my time and waited till I had a decent body of work to show people, the icing on the cake being ‘Salmon Fishing’ and ‘Parade’s End.’
Tom Mison
The world of children’s books is a very friendly, decent place to be. It’s full of people who are desperate to enlighten, interest and excite children in ideas, imaginary worlds and contemporary issues.
Michael Rosen
In the 1970s and 1980s there was so little decent fiction for young people, but we’re now in a golden age that shows no sign of fading. Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, Lemony Snicket are only three of the best known among a good number of equals.
David Mitchell
Playing to a decent standard sometimes isn’t enough.
Joe Hart
Any decent actor knows you can’t judge the character you’re playing.
Ross Lynch
I made a decent debut in Bollywood with ‘Dum Maaro Dum.’
Rana Daggubati
I didn’t have a lot of good film coming out of college. Also, my height didn’t help me at all. I ran a decent 40, but no one would call it blazing speed.
Doug Baldwin
The most important thing for me, when somebody asks me what I class as being a success, is being a decent human being.
Alesha Dixon
If I say most people are pretty decent that may sound nice and warm but actually it’s really radical and subversive and that’s why, all throughout history, those who have advocated a more hopeful view of human nature – often the anarchists – have been persecuted.
Rutger Bregman
I’m a pretty decent cook. I like to grill. I have a smoker that I love. I love me some steak. And I’ll make a huge salad with a ton of vegetables.
Abby Wambach
The measure of a decent human being is how he or she treats the defenseless.
Bill O’Reilly
If you’re going to write an anthem for an old man who’s up at political bat for the last time, give him a decent song. Send him off with something that creates some chills or something.
Shawn Amos
I don’t hit it very far; I don’t overpower a golf course, but I think I’m a pretty decent putter. At Augusta National, putting is premium.
Zach Johnson
The world is filled with violence. Because criminals ca

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
I think I have a pretty decent business savvy, when I give myself room to.
Zoe Bell
Thinking in generations also means enabling our young to have a decent standard of living.
Paul Tsongas
Learning to shoot firearms to me is a little like driving stick – it seems like a decent skill to have.
Sarah Wayne Callies
Although I was writing songs when I was younger, I didn’t feel I had much of a clue as to what I was doing or how I was doing it. There are a few songs from my past where I thought, ‘Well, that’s pretty decent,’ but I didn’t have a discipline. I suppose I’m kind of a late bloomer.
Timothy B. Schmit
My darling father gave me some decent getaway sticks – my legs are OK.
Julie Bowen
I can’t control how high my song goes on the charts, you know what I mean. I mean, I can sway it a little bit by working as hard as I can, hopefully being a decent person and giving good interviews and working hard on the road and being nice to people and shaking hands and doing everything you can do.
Casey James
We are turning against boys and forgetting a simple truth: that the energy, competitiveness, and corporal daring of normal, decent males is responsible for much of what is right in the world.
Christina Hoff Sommers
The largest challenge that we face, from my perspective, is the ability to continue moving forward so the agency will have a single mission: that is, to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing.
Alphonso Jackson
If I want to look half decent, a blow dry is a godsend. I’m crap at doing my own hair.
Suki Waterhouse
Of course, there’s no reason that Paris should have decent Mexican food. It’s a silly expectation – there’s a Mexican population in Paris, but they’re not exactly traveling there from across the border. Paris also doesn’t do Peruvian all that well, either.
Rosecrans Baldwin
Slowly from just touching the ball I got to making the ball and eventually hitting a decent defensive shot. Because I don’t have a lot of weapons I have to use my speed.
Alex de Minaur
There’s nothing quite like tobacco: it’s the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn’t deserve to live.
We all have limitations. I don’t have the right genes to be an Olympic weightlifter. I don’t have the right genetics to be an Olympic sprinter. Or gymnast. Sure, if I trained my whole life, perhaps I could have become fairly decent in those sports.
Jocko Willink
When you behave well towards somebody regardless of what you’re receiving, you feel better about yourself. So be decent to people.
Joshua Jackson
President Trump has often crossed the line of what constitutes decent behavior.
Ted Lieu
Obama is making a choice now that will lead to the deaths of many thousands of civilians in Afghanistan by American hands. By ordinary standards of presidents, he is a decent man. But those standards aren’t good enough. He’s in a position either to kill or not to kill, and he’s made the decision to kill.
Daniel Ellsberg
He was an Italian kid traveling in China, and I’m of Italian decent with a fascination for China. So, I always felt this connection to him and lived vicariously through the travels of Marco Polo.
John Fusco
Composers today get a TV script on Friday and have to record on Tuesday. It’s just dreadful to impose on gifted talent and expect decent music under these conditions.
Alex North
There is no law that says a man who earned a hundred million dollars in his first half-dozen years on the job has to be a decent human being, but Mike Eisner is that and more.
Joseph Barbera
The great divide is not between faiths, but one between intolerant zealots of any tradition and the large numbers of decent, peaceful believers likewise found in each tradition.
Nicholas Kristof
If being a decent soul is being maternal, then fine.
Mary Beard
We demand that segregation be ended in every school district in the year 1963! We demand that we have effective civil rights legislation – no compromise, no filibuster – and that include public accommodations, decent housing, integrated education, FEPC and the right to vote.
Bayard Rustin
I’ve never been in this business for the recognition or the awards. I just want to do good work, grab a decent paycheck, and move onto the next job.
William Petersen
One of my first songs I ever got a decent cut on was with a songwriter out of Xenomania, called ‘All Fired Up’ for the Saturdays.
Ham and cheese between two slices of bread do not make a great sandwich. But add some creamy mayonnaise, maybe some bright pickles, and some crunchy vegetables, and we got a decent lunch going on.
J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
The best crime reporters don’t mind charging in – but they also know how to do it as decent human beings.
Gillian Flynn
To be effective at delivering a decent life for all, the U.N. must treat all the people it serves with impartiality and respect.
Paul Kagame
While at Sunderland, I was No. 13, which I’d worn since I was 18, so it proved to be a decent number for me.
Jordan Pickford
I was always pretty decent at fast stick work or doing stuff that seems impressive that’s not really; I was pretty tasteful and had good ideas musically. But I had a terrible sense of tempo, which is like being a blind painter.
Damien Chazelle
Respectable means rich, and decent means poor. I should die if I heard my family called decent.
Thomas Mann
I try to stay in decent shape.

I try to stay in decent shape.
D. J. Cotrona
After Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, the belief in decent housing as a political right or social obligation was supplanted in the U.S. by the notion that suitable shelter should be an act of charity.
Martin Filler
Al Gore is a good man. He is a decent, caring man. He listens to his heart and his head. He loves his family.
Dick Gephardt
An improv team would have eight guys and one woman; that was still pretty standard. If you were a woman improviser, it was actually kind of an advantage because, if you were halfway decent, you’d get a lot more stage time.
Rachel Dratch
People in the U.S. who feel they need guns or enjoy gun sports of various types, are, in other words, decent, law-abiding, generally honest members of society. Their wish to have guns should be respected.
Gavin Esler
My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the decent obscurity of a learned language.
Edward Gibbon
I was a decent student but not a great student.
Robert J. Fisher
We’re all basically decent human beings so if 3,000 people are laughing at a joke then it’s worth telling.
Lee Mack
In my life, I’d like to play more golf and, and get a decent handicap.
Ken Buck
Honestly, I have a decent sense of humour with people I am close to.
Anita Hassanandani Reddy
The hardest thing to do when people are hurting you is to remain a decent person.
Nick Yarris
I think I’m wealthy. I make a good living for what I do. Well, it depends. If I’m doing an independent film I’m making no money – probably losing money. But if I’m doing a studio film, I’ll make a decent wage. I can live for a year without working.
Eric Stoltz
I don’t feel I’ve had a decent critic ever on the East coast.
Alice Walker
It’s really hard for kids nowadays: you can get a decent education, but there are no jobs out there. You worry about how they are ever going to afford to live anywhere.
Gary Lineker
Pence is far too conservative for me, but by all accounts, he’s an intelligent, experienced, decent man with no skeletons in his closet.
Whitney Tilson
All’s the government should do is keep the taxes and regulations at a manageable rate, keep a decent standing army and get out of the way.
Adam Carolla
We have a completely unregulated digital landscape. There is almost no oversight. We are placing blind trust in companies like Facebook to do the honorable and decent thing.
Christopher Wylie
I thought I was a pretty decent soccer player. I’m not.
Leah Pipes
It’s a sad and stupid thing to have to proclaim yourself a revolutionary just to be a decent man.
David Harris
If I were to die today, I would be nervous about what people would say at my funeral. I would be happy if they said things like, ‘He was a nice guy’ or, ‘He was occasionally decent’ or, ‘Mike wasn’t as bad as a lot of people.’
Mike Yaconelli
I always tell people I’m not one of these guys that was, like, born with, like, a halfway decent body.
Max Greenfield
As a halfway decent college DJ, I had been exposed to some great progressive stuff and always took pride in unearthing musical gems.
Mick Foley
Some guy in Germany has my face tattooed on the back of his calf. That was wild. It was a decent tattoo job, but that’s kind of weird for me.
Megan Rapinoe
The custom of going to a party only when we have been invited is a necessary, attractive, decent way for a party to evolve.
Letitia Baldrige
It’s easy to become complacent when you are earning decent money as a young player. It’s important to understand that there is a lot to achieve, and there is a long way to go before you are where you actually want to be.
Daniel Sturridge
My feeling about the movies is that most of them are terrible. If you don’t have a decent script and a decent director, forget it.
Lauren Bacall
Senator McConnell is by all accounts a decent person. He’s pretty conservative, too.
Tucker Carlson
I proposed a Universal Care Entitlement, which would guarantee a decent level of care to all paid for out of tax.
Damian Green
To write anything decent, it’s hard. Anything you want to be good is hard.
Sean Lock
Felipe Anderson’s got a good engine, pace, skill, passing ability and a decent shot on him.
Giorgio Chiellini
Europe and Africa share proximity and history, ideas and ideals, trade and technology. You are tied together by the ebb and flow of people. Migration presents policy challenges – but also represents an opportunity to enhance human development, promote decent work, and strengthen collaboration.
Ban Ki-moon
Hip-hop saved my life, man. It's the only thing I've ev

Hip-hop saved my life, man. It’s the only thing I’ve ever been even decent at. I don’t know how to do anything else.
That feeling when I got the New England Revolution job on a permanent basis was one of relief, similar to when I signed for Sheffield Wednesday – I knew I was capable of doing a job at a decent level again but I just needed someone to believe in me.
Steve Nicol
I took the LSAT. My score was decent. I had a plan that if my score was really well, then I might of just went to Yale or Harvard… But it was just mediocre. I can get into law school.
Vinny Guadagnino
Characterisation is more important to me than the script. A decent story and extraordinary characters can do wonders for a film, but you cannot do it the other way around.
Arbaaz Khan
Lots of people fantasize about what it would be like if they were president… Most think they’d be decent and wouldn’t be corrupted at all, that they’d remain true to themselves.
Kevin Kline
Rahul Gandhi is very idealistic and a very decent human being. He has real concerns for the downtrodden.
N. R. Narayana Murthy
I’ve been raised with a decent head on my shoulders.
Johanna Konta
I don’t think the Whataburger would dunk on the In-N-Out Burger, but I never really liked Whataburger or all the other burgers. McDonald’s is decent, I guess, but no, the In-N-Out Burger kills them all.
Dirk Nowitzki
The time has mainly gone on getting Inform into a decent shape for public use. I suppose the plot of ‘Curses’ makes a sequel conceivable when compared with, say, the plot of ‘Hamlet’ but none is planned.
Graham Nelson
Randy Edsall is a good, strong, decent man who is working his tail off on behalf of the University of Maryland. And there are more people that want to spend their days burning things down than building it up. At least just stop rooting against him. You know, give the guy a chance.
Kevin Plank
Not to sound too Pollyanna-ish, but I think most people are decent, caring human beings. You don’t necessarily see that reflected in fiction maybe, because possibly it’s perceived as not having much dramatic potential.
Gail Honeyman
We need to take command of the solar system to gain that wealth, and to escape the sea of paper our government is becoming, and for some decent chance of stopping a Dinosaur Killer asteroid.
Larry Niven
In the British embassy in Afghanistan in 2008, an embassy of 350 people, there were only three people who could speak Dari, the main language of Afghanistan, at a decent level. And there was not a single Pashto speaker.
Rory Stewart
I think I’ve always had a decent perspective on wins and losses on the tennis court.
Andy Roddick
Even though it’s a shortened format of the game, Twenty20 allows people with different skills to play in a team and play their specific roles. Obviously there’s not too much time to waste balls, but if you look at guys who play well in the top six, they have a fairly decent amount of good cricketing ability.
Rahul Dravid
As I get older, I feel like I look better with less makeup. More makeup just creases more and looks like you tried too hard to cover up a bunch of stuff, versus ‘OK, I’ve got decent skin, and that’s what I’m going with.’
Kirsten Green
In my view, nothing would do more to reduce violence in American cities than genuine full employment – a job at a decent wage for every person who wants to work. Numerous studies have shown that violence increases with unemployment.
Martin Luther King III
I was excited by the process of Pandora, which I still think is a decent product. Not as great in actuality as it sounds. After the first hour, its weaknesses start to show up.
Trent Reznor
I didn’t have huge expectations for ‘Frampton Comes Alive!’ My previous album, ‘Frampton,’ had sold about 300,000 copies – a decent amount but not mind-blowing. There was talk at the label that maybe the live record could go gold. I was hoping we could do it, but I wasn’t sure.
Peter Frampton
I’m a pretty decent writer. It comes easy to me. I don’t agonize over sentences. I write like I talk. I try to make them good books.
Anthony Bourdain
So in those days, they were scooping up any young person who could sing and look decent, ah, at the same time.
Kitty Carlisle
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.
Harold MacMillan
It was a decent New Year’s, but it took a million officers to make it so.
Zane Grey
I really don’t care with whom you sleep. I just care what kind of a decent human being you are.
Betty White
The first rule of new media is nobody gets rich, but everybody gets paid, in a perfect world. Maybe you don’t get fabulously wealthy doing your webcomic, but as long as you can make a decent living.
Mark Waid
Manual labor to my father was not only good and decent for it’s own sake but, as he was given to saying, it straightened out one’s thoughts.
Mary Ellen Chase
It’s great if you’re funny or if you can dance, but if you are kind and decent, it comes out your pores.
Yvette Nicole Brown
I try to make sure I get decent sleep cause I’m not a very fun person to be around at all if I haven’t slept.
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.
Jack Nicholson
Obama ran as sane and decent, as though we were electing a mood, and not necessarily a set of policies. Unfortunately, Obama has governed the same way – and misread the mood, which is all there is, really, because being crazy and stupid is all we’re really good at politically any more.
Charlie Pierce
Sometimes, political campaigns make decent people act and talk like perfect buffoons.
Tony Snow
And doing so you can recreate yourself and you can also

And doing so you can recreate yourself and you can also come up with something that is not only original and creative and artistic, but also maybe even decent, or moral if I can use words like that, or something that’s like basically good.
Lester Bangs
And the only thing to do with a sin is to confess, do penance and then, after some kind of decent interval, ask for forgiveness.
Joseph J. Ellis
I used to go to Sheen High Street with my dad on a Saturday, and there was a butcher next door to the fishmonger. I hated the smell of the fishmonger, but I found the smell of the butcher’s much more appealing. And I liked the big knives. I thought it looked like a decent job.
Rory Kinnear
Yeah, I’d make a decent Bond. But it’d be very, very different if I did it.
Jason Statham
What you put in, you usually get out. If you are not good enough on the day, fine, but if you put in everything you have, you usually get a decent result. When you lose, it motivates you to go again, not dwell on the past.
Alun Wyn Jones
The two worst enemies of comedy are lack of sleep and not having had a decent meal.
Bill Bailey
When I moved to Europe 12 years ago, my biggest concern was whether I’d ever speak decent French. Practically every American I knew came to visit, many saying they dreamed of living here, too.
Pamela Druckerman
You get out of life what you put into it. I think you need a bit of luck but you also make a bit of luck. I think that if you’re a pretty decent person you’ll get back what you put in.
John Key
If there’s something decent going in television, the mediums now are kind of equal. Television has become much higher quality.
Penelope Ann Miller
Sometimes the challenge of beating the jet lag and getting a decent sleep can be as hard to solve as finding the right setup for the car!
Romain Grosjean
Before I got into grad school, I used to work as a deck hand on these ferry boats in San Francisco, and they did day tours. It wasn’t a bad job. I made decent money. But you were sitting down all day, tying up the boat, wiping it down. For some guys, that’s a dream job, but for me it was kind of torture.
Mahershala Ali
I don’t understand how you can be a decent writer and not know people.
Sloane Crosley
I feel like actors, having spent a lot of time on movie sets, tend to make decent directors, because they’ve been there, they know what they’re doing, they’ve seen it done right, they’ve seen it done wrong, and they feel comfortable. There’s not a lot of chin-scratching and wondering what your next move is.
C. Thomas Howell
It can be really tough to find decent veggies when you’re racking up highway miles or bouncing from airport to airport.
Hallie Jackson
Paying workers a decent level of sick pay means they can afford to isolate when they test positive for Covid and are less likely to spread the virus to their colleagues.
Wes Streeting
Ben Schwartzwalder was a decent guy, but he was from another era. He was like a Marine, with a real army attitude. He thought there was only one way to play football, and that was the rough way.
Jim Brown
In a world as competitive as ours, the child who does not get a decent education is condemned to the fringes of society. I think all Australians agree that this is intolerable. So we must demand as much of our schools as we do of our sports teams – and ensure that they keep the Australian dream alive for every child.
Rupert Murdoch
Valet parking is an essential at any decent club.
Dan Jenkins
What is lacking in India are decent social services. The health service is a disaster. Education is a disaster.
Esther Duflo
We are a nation with a powerful investment in the idea of our own fundamental innocence. Our can-do optimism and ingenuity are based on the faith that we are a decent, open, and generous people. This is our identity.
Shelby Steele
The thing that is really important is that the players have the drive to do something more with their football. If you have that, you can make a decent player into a very good player.
Henrik Larsson
I know we’re going to be connected for a long time, Kevin Durant and Greg Oden. He’s a really, really good player. I’m a pretty decent player. So I hope things work out.
Greg Oden
‘Breaking Bad’ – I’ve heard that question phrased in many directions, and it always means the same thing. It’s when someone can’t… when a decent person can’t take it any more. They just kind of turn and go in the opposite direction.
RJ Mitte
In general, the PC’s always had a fairly decent tie to GDP.
Brian Krzanich
I think I’ve made some pretty decent films in the ’80s and ’90s.
John Frankenheimer
We must not be afraid to define our enemy. It is Islamic extremist terrorism. I did not say all of Islam. I said Islamic extremist terrorism. Failing to identify them properly maligns decent Muslims around the world. It also sets up a fear of being politically incorrect that can have serious consequences. And it has.
Rudy Giuliani
Like the character I played in ‘Jekyll’, we all have different masks we put on for different occasions. As much as we all want to lead decent lives, we’re also attracted by the idea that something dark may lurk within us.
James Nesbitt
I’m a decent writer, barely a decent guitar player, and a terrible singer.
Bobby Bones
I think I’ve got a decent imagination. I hope some of my stories inspire other young imaginations.
Tony DiTerlizzi
Supermarkets and specialist suppliers will have you believe there are great substitutes for cheese. There are not. No vegan cheese tastes anything like decent cheese, and melting cheese might as well be alchemy as far as the vegan cheese industry is concerned.
Romesh Ranganathan
I want ordinary people to enjoy a decent standard of living, with ever increasing security, comfort and joy.
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
I'm pretty good on my feet. I'm pretty decent at bobbin

I’m pretty good on my feet. I’m pretty decent at bobbing and weaving, but there’s only so long you can bob and weave when you don’t have a good base.
Stephen A. Schwarzman
Being a son to the greatest parents of all is up there with hopefully being a decent friend to some.
Valentin Chmerkovskiy
I try to do my job and be a decent person, and a decent person has the courage to face what is not necessarily pleasant, what is perhaps dark and troublesome.
Olga Tokarczuk
I try to stay in decent shape.
D. J. Cotrona
The U.K. has some of the best protections in law for religious groups in the world. They aren’t perfect, but they provide a strong basis for religious groups to be free from fear of discrimination. I’m proud of this because it underpins what is decent about our country.
Sadiq Khan
I was surprised by how much I like being a father; surprised at what a decent father I am, because I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to dump my selfishness.
Michael Zaslow
I think housing is not a simple commodity because we are so in short supply of land. So the government has a role to play in providing housing – decent housing and affordable housing – for the people of Hong Kong.
Carrie Lam
The history of Montana has been of the government giving land grants to people that could not possibly turn it into decent farms. And that’s destroying their lives. So they don’t see the government as something that’s out there to help them.
Angus Deaton
I wish I was really talented in music because then I would be doing it. I felt that I could write a decent song, but it was a big struggle.
Johan Renck
There’s always been that theory that if a candidate can’t run a decent campaign, he probably can’t run a decent presidency. That might be true, although sadly I must admit that running a brilliant campaign does not translate into running a brilliant White House.
Gail Collins
President Ford was a devoted, decent man of impeccable integrity who put service to his country before his own self interest. He helped heal our nation during a time of crisis, provided steady leadership and restored people’s faith in the presidency and in government.
Mark Udall
The first decent building I did with my own practice was a chapel in Taiwan.
I. M. Pei
After the second and final time that I got hugely fat in my life and when I lost that weight six or seven years ago, I pretty much decided that I was going to stay in decent shape for the rest of my life.
J. K. Simmons
I hope people remember me as a good and decent man. And if they do, then that’s success.
Tim Cook
I wear decent shades, but if I lose them, I’ll go right to the store and get cheap ones because my eyes are that sensitive.
Stone Cold Steve Austin
The best way to overcome joblessness is to create a social contract between the public and private sectors to provide decent jobs for the unemployed. The decaying infrastructure of our cities is in urgent need of repair and restoration.
Martin Luther King III
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
I’m a decent cook; I’m a decent chef. None of my friends would ever have hired me at any point in my career. Period.
Anthony Bourdain
People can say whatever they want about the sport of bodybuilding, but to get prepared to do a contest or even think about doing a contest, or even to get into decent shape, it requires a certain amount of discipline, and it comes from taking a new year’s resolution to a lifestyle.
John Cena
I’m actually a pretty decent human being, and when I’m home I’m straight as an arrow.
Kid Rock
You always hear people saying, ‘I hope I’m not turning into my dad’, but I’d be honoured if I became half as decent a bloke as he is.
Johnny Vegas
In the literal sense, there has been no relevant evolution since the trek from Africa. But there has been substantial progress towards higher standards of rights, justice and freedom – along with all too many illustrations of how remote is the goal of a decent society.
Noam Chomsky
We all live inside bodies that will deteriorate. But when you look at human beings, they’re capable of very decent things: love, loyalty. When time is running out, they don’t care about possessions or status. They want to put things right if they’ve done wrong.
Kazuo Ishiguro
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.
Dalton Trumbo
The person I liked the best was Gerald R. Ford. He was the most decent man in politics I ever had any relationships with.
Alan Greenspan
Back home in South Carolina, you have a lot of little soul food restaurants you can run to and get some quick, decent food.
Gaines Adams
If you love attention and have a pretty decent voice, that’s a pretty good combination.
Zara Larsson
I signal with an independent label, Continuum. After that I put out a totally independent record, sold fourteen thousand of them from my basement, bought a house, started raising my kid, made a decent living.
Kid Rock
I feel sorry sometimes for these sportsmen and women who put in just as much effort as the footballers. For example, athletes train at least as hard as footballers but have to be happy if they can earn enough to finance a decent education.
Angela Merkel
It is my moral obligation to vote for Biden because I do not believe that Trump is a decent person and I believe in my heart that Biden is.
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
Discriminatory wage practices undermine women’s ability to provide for their families and survive on a decent retirement income.
Kirsten Gillibrand
As you might have gathered, I prefer the honest, decent

As you might have gathered, I prefer the honest, decent and genuinely accepting friends and family I have in the conservative world.
Tammy Bruce
I want to give people a basic income, so that if you’re working hard, doing the best you can, that you can not just survive, but you can have a decent life.
Charles Murray
But even creeps deserve to live someplace halfway decent.
Mos Def
I’d always been fascinated by boxing and became very engaged with it through my husband, actually. But I started to write about it because so many decent, righteous people wanted it banned.
Katherine Dunn
A halfway decent haircut will go a long way!
‘Returnless risk’ is not how you prepare for a decent retirement.
Barry Ritholtz
I’m a huge Bulls fan. I like an emotional backstory while watching sports. In my mind, all the players on the Bulls are really nice, decent guys. Especially that Derrick Rose.
Cecily Strong
When I left school at 16, I became an apprentice television and radio technician, and was paid £17 a week, which was decent money in 1976. But the job turned sour when I gave myself an electric shock while repairing a television set.
Irvine Welsh
There’s room in the world for one historical folk-rock singer to make a decent living, and I happen to be it.
Al Stewart
Trump will never, ever do the right or decent thing, and his consultants certainly won’t. He will make outrageous, unsupported claims.
Rick Wilson
Without a dog, you’ll be without at least one creature who thinks you are the smartest, most decent and heroic human being on the planet.
W. Bruce Cameron
There is plenty of building material and more than enough manpower to make a decent home for every Cuban. But if we continue to wait for the golden calf, a thousand years will have gone by, and the problem will remain the same.
Fidel Castro
Creating a decent pop song is a challenge – and occasionally, once in every decade – it’s kind of fun to do that.
David Sylvian
Our government workers should be treated fairly and appropriately. They should have a decent retirement, but not a gold-plated system where they can retire multimillionaires in their 50s.
Bruce Rauner
Oliver Stone might think he’s a guy who chews with his mouth open and yells at the hired help, but the George W. Bush I’ve spent nearly three hours with is a warm, funny, smart, engaged, compassionate, patriotic, decent and honorable man.
Mike Gallagher
We’re from New York, so we have a decent following.
Josh Silver
I’m 56 years old. I like to get out on the court. I continue to try to play the best I can. Obviously, I’m nowhere near where I was when half this age. But I can still hit a pretty decent ball.
John McEnroe
I was always pretty decent at fast stick work or doing stuff that seems impressive that’s not really; I was pretty tasteful and had good ideas musically. But I had a terrible sense of tempo, which is like being a blind painter. The conductor would just rip into me, and it lasted for years.
Damien Chazelle
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.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
It’s appropriate to celebrate public service, and the thoughtful people who choose to serve. They symbolize what is good and decent about this historic citizen legislature, and we thank them.
Bob Ehrlich
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.
Margaret Sanger
The mechanical loom and the calculator have shown us that technology is both disruptive and filled with opportunities. But it would be hard to find a decent argument that we would have been better off without these inventions.
Oren Etzioni
Congress is full of good, decent, smart people who have devoted their lives to public service.
Jonathan Haidt
I’d visit the near future, close enough that someone might want to talk to Larry Niven and can figure out the language; distant enough to get me decent medical techniques and a ticket to the Moon.
Larry Niven
We know no document is perfect, but when we amend the Constitution, it would be to expand rights, not to take away rights from decent, loyal Americans. This great Constitution of ours should never be used to make a group of Americans permanent second-class citizens.
Barbara Boxer
I’d been trying for a while to get parts that weren’t just the English bad guy, so it was quite refreshing to be playing someone who was a compassionate, decent guy.
Sean Bean
I miss the banter with friends and family, which more often than not takes place within the confines of a decent public house. So I miss the pubs.
Chris Vance
Yes, we’ve still got more work to do. More work to do for every American still in need of a good job or a raise, paid leave or a decent retirement; for every child who needs a sturdier ladder out of poverty or a world-class education; for everyone who has not yet felt the progress of these past seven and a half years.
Barack Obama
Many of my students assume that government protection is the only thing ensuring decent wages for most American workers. But basic economics shows that competition between employers for workers can be very effective at preventing businesses from misbehaving.
Christina Romer
Music has given me a decent pension. I am in that rare position for a clergyman of having some provision for my retirement. Thank you, young people of Europe.
Richard Coles
As long as I’m living decent, then I’m cool.
The struggle to write with profundity of emotion and at

The struggle to write with profundity of emotion and at the same time to live like a millionaire so exhausted F. Scott Fitzgerald that he was at last brought down to the point where he could no longer be both a good writer and a decent person.
Nelson Algren
As I’m sure everyone would agree, carers who do the difficult job of looking after the elderly and vulnerable deserve to be paid a decent wage that they can actually live on.
Emily Thornberry
Because I used to play a lot of sport, I’ve always been in decent enough shape. When I used to get asked to do a bit of body work before a photo shoot I’d lie and say, ‘Yeah, I’m going to the gym.’ I literally never did anything.
Jamie Dornan
I thought I was decent at table tennis, but when I saw Ross Barkley and Raheem Sterling, I thought, ‘maybe not’.
Rickie Lambert
When you’ve told someone that you’ve left them a legacy the only decent thing to do is to die at once.
Samuel Butler