A new era will dawn in Africa, when the impoverished masses of a nation rise up to rescue their right to a decent life from the hands of the ruling oligarchies.— Che Guevara
Interesting Decent Life quotations
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.
I think using animals for food is an ethical thing to do, but we've got to do it right. We've got to give those animals a decent life, and we've got to give them a painless death. We owe the animal respect.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity.
It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life . . .
My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music.
In my concerts people cry, laugh, dance. If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job. I did it decently and honestly.
I sincerely believe the word "relationships" is the key to the prospect of a decent world [and life]. It seems abundantly clear that every problem you will have - in your family, in your business, in our nation, or in this world - is essentially a matter of relationships, of interdependence.
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
But if the life will not be easy, it will be rich and satisfying.
For every young American who participates in the Peace Corps-who works in a foreign land-will know that he or she is sharing in the great common task of bringing to man that decent way of life which is the foundation of freedom and a condition of peace.
Start doing the things you think should be done, and start being what you think society should become. Do you believe in free speech? Then speak freely. Do you love the truth? Then tell it. Do you believe in an open society? Then act in the open. Do you believe in a decent and humane society? Then behave decently and humanely.
Can we really believe that we are living a good life, an ethically decent life if we don't do anything serious to help reduce poverty around the world and help save the lives of children or adults who are likely to die if we don't increase the amount of aid we are giving.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
You can't criticize people for wanting to have a decent life or wanting to live decently.
Would you rather live one perfect day over and over or live your life with no perfect days but just decent ones?
My husband will never chase another woman. He's too fine, too decent, too old.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
Income inequality has no necessary connection with poverty, the lack of material resources for a decent life, such as adequate food, shelter, and clothing. A society with great income inequality may have no poor people, and a society with no income inequality may have nothing but poor people.
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.
Not until the creation and maintenance of decent conditions of life for all men are recognized and accepted as a common obligation of all men and all countries — not until then shall we, with a certain degree of justification, be able to speak of mankind as civilized.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
I want to live the rest of my life, however long or short, with as much sweetness as I can decently manage, loving all the people I love, and doing as much as I can of the work I still have to do.
To live a life of honesty and integrity is a responsibility of every decent person.
You can't become a decent horseman until you fall off and get up again, a good number of times. There's life in a nutshell.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
It is important that our relationship with farm animals is reciprocal.
We owe animals a decent life and a painless death. I have observed that the people who are completely out of touch with nature are the most afraid of death.
What we have done with the American Indian is its way as bad as what we imposed on the Negroes. We took a proud and independent race and virtually destroyed them. We have to find ways to bring them back into decent lives in this country.
If someone mistakes your kindness for weakness, that's their fault - not yours.
And it's OK to be a decent human being in this life.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
The Paris slums are a gathering-place for eccentric people - people who have fallen into solitary, half-mad grooves of life and given up trying to be normal or decent. Poverty frees them from ordinary standards of behavior, just as money frees people from work.
A long and wicked life followed by five minutes of perfect grace gets you into Heaven. An equally long life of decent living and good works followed by one outburst of taking the name of the lord in vain- then have a heart attack at that moment and be damned for eternity. Is that the system?
Makes a diff'rence, havin' a decent family,' he said.
'Me dad was decent. An' your mum an' dad were decent. If they'd lived, life woulda bin diff'rent, eh?' 'Yeah, I s'pose,' said Harry cautiously. Hagrid seemed to be in a very strange mood. 'Family,' said Hagrid gloomily. 'Whatever yeh say, blood's important.
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.
I want to be a top-flight football player, so I lead the life that enables me to be that type of player. I prefer to be seen in a decent light rather than an indecent one.
If Britain is to have a stable, affordable pension system, people need to work longer, but we will reward their hard work with a decent state pension that will enable them to enjoy quality of life in their retirement.
There have to be moments when you glimpse something decent, something life-affirming even in the most twisted character. That's where the real art lies. See, I always suspect characters who are painted as lovely, decent human beings. I would always question where the darkness lies.
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
The core strands of my involvement in public life are a belief in the need to strive wherever possible for equality of treatment and opportunity, to ensure all people have the means to a decent livelihood.
Language has multiple uses, and is embedded in different forms of life.
It is not necessary to have this grand concept of "humanity" in order to behave decently.
How come when it's us, it's an abortion, and when it's a chicken, it's an omelette? Are we so much better than chickens all of a sudden? When did this happen; that we passed chickens in goodness? Name six ways we're better than chickens. See, nobody can do it! You know why? 'Cause chickens are decent people.
Today I will go out with the flow of life and trust the process. I will not stress over things I can't control.
I don't care what anyone says. You have to wake up and say to yourself, 'I accept that I have diabetes, and I'm not going to let it run my entire life.' It's a fine line, a Catch-22, a balancing act. I work to enjoy my life like a regular human being and at the same time keep my blood sugar levels as decent as possible.
People don't expect government to solve all their problems.
But they sense, deep in their bones, that with just a slight change in priorities, we can make sure that every child in America has a decent shot at life, and that the doors of opportunity remain open to all. They know we can do better.
Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent.
If it is to be done well, child-rearing requires, more than most activities of life, a good deal of decentering from one's own needs and perspectives. Such decentering is relatively easy when a society is stable and when there is an extended, supportive structure that the parent can depend upon.
Age's terms of peace, after the long interlude of war with life, have still to be concluded-Youth must keep decently away-so many old wounds may have to be unbound, and old scars pointed to with pride, to prove to ourselves we have been brave and noble.