“I believe that most people are good but those people get hidden by the sheer awfulness of the minority. I believe in Common Decency. I believe that Common Decency is the solution to world peace. Common Decency puts the well-being of others equal to my own. Common Decency is principled. Common Decency tells the truth and is without deceit. Common Decency expresses reality and embraces what is. Common Decency is what holds me to keep my commitments and honour my obligations. Common Decency makes me want to be a better person.”
“Love is where you find it. I think it is foolish to go around looking for it, and I think it can be poisonous. I wish that people who are conventionally supposed to love each other would say to each other, when they fight, ‘Please — a little less love, and a little more common decency’.”
– Kurt Vonnegut – Slapstick or Lonesome No More!