It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.
—H. L. Mencken
One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.
It's a sad and stupid thing to have to proclaim yourself a revolutionary just to be a decent man.
Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense.
—Marcus Tullius Cicero