Small nations are like indecently dressed women. They tempt the evil-minded.— Julius Nyerere
Sublime Indecency quotations
There are two races of men in this world but only these two: the race of the decent man and the race of the indecent man.
When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.
Humility is like underwear; essential, but indecent if it shows.
I don't see how an article of clothing can be indecent. A person, yes.
Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them.
Decency is indecency's conspiracy of silence
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.
Dawn seemed to follow midnight with indecent haste.
Modesty means to be free from undue familiarity, from indecency, from lewdness, pure in thought and conduct. Speaking of modest apparel, it means decent, seemly. The opposite of modesty is conceit, boldness, immodesty, brazenness, lewdness.
Indecency, vulgarity, obscenity - these are strictly confined to man;
he invented them. Among the higher animals there is no trace of them. They hide nothing. They are not ashamed.
Intemperance is a dangerous companion.
It throws many people off their guard, betrays them to a great many indecencies, to ruinous passions, to disadvantages in fortune; makes them discover secrets, drive foolish bargains, engage in play, and often to stagger from the tavern to the stews.
The aspects of patriotism that hush dissent, encourage going along, and sanction comfortable distancing and compliance with what is indecent and unacceptable... those aspects are too fundamental to ignore or gloss over.
In a certain state it is indecent to live longer.
great writers are indecent people they live unfairly saving the best part for paper. good human beings save the world so that bastards like me can keep creating art, become immortal. if you read this after I am dead it means I made it.
Our cautious ancestors, when yawning, blocked the way to the entrance of evil spirits by putting their hands before their mouths. We find a reason for the gesture in the delicacy of manner which forbids an indecent exposure.
Of all the strange 'crimes' that human beings have legislated out of nothing, 'blasphemy' is the most amazing -- with 'obscenity' and 'indecent exposure' fighting it out for second and third place.
There are those who so dislike the nude that they find something indecent in the naked truth.
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.
When my face is flushed with blood, it becomes red and obscene.
It betrays at the same time, through morbid reflexes, a bloody erection and a demanding thirst for indecency and criminal debauchery.
What solidarity we do find exists despite the society, against all its realities, as an unending struggle between the innate decency of man and the innate indecency of the society. Can we imagine how men would behave if this decency could find full release, if society earned the respect, even the love of the individual?
Wherever I see some mystique, be it virtue or family, faith or fatherland, there I must commit some indecent act.
The world is so full of possibilities that dogmatism is simply indecent.
Nine-tenths of the appeal of pornography is due to the indecent feelings concerning sex which moralists inculcate in the young; the other tenth is physiological, and will occur in one way or another whatever the state of the law may be.
Art is an indecent exposure of the consciousness.
When we call something unfair or indecent or unconscionable or evil, when we speak of mercy and pity and compassion, those words have meaning, regardless of our particular faith or moral philosophy. They appeal to common standards we all are expected to understand and accept, standards without which we could not live any common life at all.
The senator had only one argument in his favour: his feeling.
When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object. In the realm of kitsch, the dictatorship of the heart reigns supreme.
Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them.
Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune.
For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
A private sin is not so prejudicial in this world, as a public indecency.
I really detest movies like 'Indecent Proposal' and 'Pretty Woman' because they send a message to women that sleeping with a rich man is the ultimate goal and really that's such a small part of it.
The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.
Currently under FCC policy, indecency determinations hinge on two factors.
First, material must describe or depict sexual or excretory organs or activities. Second, the material must be patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium.
The... promptitude with which many painters, on arriving at an entirely new and unfamiliar place, settle down to work at once, never fails to astonish me: it seems indecent, like button-holing a complete stranger.
Taking our stand on the immovable rock of Christ's character we risk nothing in saying that the wine of miracle answered to the wine of nature, and was not intoxicating. No counter proof can equal the force of that drawn from His attributes. It is an indecency and a calumny to impute to Christ conduct which requires apology.