Vulgar Quotes

Intense study of the Bible will keep any writer from being vulgar, in point of style.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Such is the privilege of genius; it perceives, it seizes relations where vulgar eyes see only isolated facts.

Franois Jean Dominique Arago

Manners require time, as nothing is more vulgar than haste.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No crime is vulgar, but all vulgarity is crime

Oscar Wilde

Stillness and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding. Vulgar persons can't sit still, or at least must always work their limbs and features.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The vulgar crowd values friends according to their usefulness


True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason

Alfred North Whitehead

From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part, And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art.

Alexander Pope

You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.


A democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property, and vulgar employments.


As long as war is looked upon as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked on as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

Oscar Wilde

Beyond the limits of a vulgar fate, Beneath the good how far,-but far above the great.

Thomas Gray

The higher a man stands, the more the word vulgar becomes unintelligible to him.

Ruskin, John

The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.

Chesterton, Gilbert K.

There are no people who are quite so vulgar as the over-refined.

Mark Twain

To endeavor to work upon the vulgar with fine sense is like attempting to hew blocks with a razor.

Alexander Pope

Think with the wise, but talk with the vulgar.

Greek Proverb

A thing is not vulgar merely because it is common

William Nazlitt

The undressed is vulgar - the nude is pure

Robert Green Ingersoll

A gentleman considers what is right; The vulgar consider what will pay.


We discover in the gospels, a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstition, fanaticism and fabrication

Thomas Jefferson

To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability.

Oscar Wilde

Speak with the vulgar, think with the wise.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The need to be right - the sign of a vulgar mind.

Albert Camus

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