Top 315 Decent Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Decent Quotes from famous people such as Dinah Manoff, Tom Sizemore, Rutger Bregman, Jesse Lee Peterson, Lynn Abbey, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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