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Decorum Quotes

Decorum Quotes by Aldous Huxley, Lord Chesterfield, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Shakespeare, Brenna Yovanoff, Donald E. Williams, Jr. and many others.

Drinking can not be sacramentalised except in religions which set no store on decorum. The worship of Dionysos or the Celtic god of beer was a loud and disorderly affair.
Aldous Huxley
Should you be unfortunate enough to have vices, you may, to a certain degree, even dignify them by a strict observance of decorum;at least they will lose something of their natural turpitude.
Lord Chesterfield
Wild liberty develops iron conscience. Want of liberty, by strengthening law and decorum, stupefies conscience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Liberty plucks justice by the nose; The baby beats the nurse, and quite athwart Goes all decorum.
William Shakespeare
I had only to remember that centuries before, men fell in battle for the daughter of Troy, that passions carried greater weight than decorum. It took so little to prove that human life and property are devastatingly temporary. All she had to do was lie down for a prince. They burned the city to the ground.
Brenna Yovanoff
What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
Donald E. Williams, Jr.
If the prudence of reserve and decorum dictates silence in some circumstances, in others prudence of a higher order may justify us in speaking our thoughts.
Edmund Burke
The home is not the one tame place in the world of adventure. It is the one wild place in the world of rules and set tasks.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Observe decorum, and it will open a path to morality.
Mason Cooley
One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.
Walter Scott
I wish to speak with all respect of persons, but sometimes I must pinch myself to keep awake, and preserve the due decorum. They melt so fast into each other, that they are like grass and trees, and it needs an effort to treat them as individuals.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I don’t want to worry about maintaining an air of decorum that’s not natural to me.
Taron Egerton
I am sensible that my keenness of temper, and a vanity to be distinguished for the day, make me too often splash in life…. I amresolved to restrain myself and attend more to decorum.
James Boswell
Politeness requires this thing; decorum that; ceremony has its forms, and fashion its laws, and these must always follow, never the promptings of our own nature.
Henri Rousseau
… it was not very unusual at Washington for a lady to take the arm of a gentleman, who was neither her husband, her father, norher brother. This remarkable relaxation of American decorum has been probably introduced by the foreign legations.
Frances Trollope
Gracefulness is a correct life: sensuality which contemplates and forms itself.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Presidents should do whatever possible and practical to encourage an environment of cooperation and bipartisanship. And they should maintain a certain level of decorum, diplomacy and decency. But, at the end of the day, presidents get elected to enact change.
Mark McKinnon
You have to adhere to a certain morality, a certain level of decorum, or else you’ll be punished and labeled.
Margaret Cho
Any girl that’s in a professional setting has to have a certain amount of decorum, but there’s always a different story going on, when she goes home.
Stana Katic
The middle of ‘America’s Women’ is about the Civil War, and how women, black and white, confronted slavery and abolition. As in every other period of crisis, the rules of sexual decorum were suspended due to emergency.
Gail Collins
Let them cant about decorum, Who have characters to lose!
Robert Burns
A man who understands decorum and the courtesies is a great treasure; I hope to train and send into society as many such men as I can.
Mas Oyama
To a high degree we are, through art and science, cultured. We are civilized – perhaps too much for our own good – in all sorts of social grace and decorum. But to consider ourselves as
having reached morality – for that, much is lacking.
Immanuel Kant
Temperance keeps the senses clear and unembarrassed, and makes them seize the object with more keenness and satisfaction. It appears with life in the face, and decorum in the person; it gives you the command of your head, and secures your health, and preserves you in a condition for business.
Jeremy Collier
At the point when continuity was interrupted by the first nuclear explosion, it would have been too easy to recover the formal sediment which linked us with an age of poetic decorum, of a preoccupation with poetic sounds.
Salvatore Quasimodo
As for the decorum at the time of a campaign, one must be mindful that he is a samurai. A person who loves beautification where it is unnecessary is fit for punishment.
Kato Kiyomasa
This country deserves a statesman who can represent the people with proper decorum, respect, and knowledge of what’s happening in the world, and I don’t believe that Donald Trump represents any of that.
Michael Kelly
There is an innate decorum in man, and it is not fair to thrust Truth upon people when they don’t expect it. Only the very generous are ready for Truth impromptu.
Christopher Morley
When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.
Abbie Hoffman
Howard and Shirley were clothed, always, in an invisible layer of decorum that they never laid aside.
J. K. Rowling