Vulgar Quotes

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

Alfred Whitehead

He that departs with his own honesty For Vulgar , doth it too dearly buy.

Ben Jonson

Thus we should beware of clinging to vulgar opinions, and judge things by reason's way, not by popular say.

Michel Montaigne

Argument are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.

Oscar Wilde

Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.

William Shakespeare

Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.

Logan P. Smith

Where is the proof, said I, that daemons may not be subjected to the control of men? This truth may be distorted and debased in the minds of the ignorant. The dogmas of the vulgar, with regard to this subject, are glaringly absurd; but though these may justly be neglected by the wise, we are scarcely justified in totally rejecting the possibility that man may obtain supernatural aid.

Charles Brockden Brown

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

Albert Camus

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing.

Oscar Wilde

Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.

Oscar Wilde

Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.

Oscar Wilde

A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Prejudices are what rule the vulgar crowd.

Voltaire

Television is not vulgar because people are vulgar; it is vulgar because people are similar in their prurient interests and sharply differentiated in their civilized concerns.

George Gilder

I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing

Oscar Wilde

Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade before the public. Never clothe them in vulgar or shoddy attire.

George Crane

Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to be the average man

W. R. Inge

It is my indignant opinion that 90 percent of the moving pictures exhibited in America are so vulgar, witless and dull that it is preposterous to write about them in any publication not intended to be read while chewing gum.

Wolcott Gibbs

Abuse is the weapon of the vulgar.

Samuel Griswold Goodrich

The vulgar mind fancies that good judgment is implied chiefly in the capacity to censure; and yet there is no judgment so exquisite as that which knows properly how to approve

Walter Gilmore Simms

The teaching of the church, theoretically astute, is a lie in practice and a compound of vulgar superstitions and sorcery

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

There are also Idols formed by the intercourse and association of men with each other, which I call Idols of the Market Place, on account of the commerce and consort of men there. For it is by discourse that men associate, and words are imposed according to the apprehension of the vulgar. And therefore the ill and unfit choice of words wonderfully obstructs the understanding. Nor do the definitions or explanations wherewith in some things learned men are wont to guard and defend themselves, by any means set the matter right. But words plainly force and overrule the understanding, and throw all into confusion, and lead men away into numberless empty controversies and idle fancies.

Francis Bacon

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