Vulgarity Quotes

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


Vulgarity is the conduct of other people, just as falsehoods are the truths of other people

Oscar Wilde

The undressed is vulgar - the nude is pure

Robert Green Ingersoll

Expressions of disapproval are on a level of vulgarity that cannot be tolerated. The way to express disapproval is to do without applause.

Rudolf Bing

Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity, coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something.

Edward M. Forster

There is a point in portraying surface vulgarity where tragedy and comedy are very close.

Barbara Stanwyck

A thing is not vulgar merely because it is common

William Nazlitt

Think with the wise, but talk with the vulgar.

Greek Proverb

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

Alexander Pope

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

Mark Twain

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

Chesterton, Gilbert K.

Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of life.

Cyril Connolly

It is an immense loss to have all robust and sustaining expletives refined away from one! At. moments of trial refinement is a feeble reed to lean upon.

Alice James

Vulgarity is more obvious in satin than in homespun.

Nathaniel P. Willis

Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.

William Shakespeare

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

Oscar Wilde

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

Michel Montaigne

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

Ben Jonson

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

Alfred Whitehead

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

Albert Camus

Indecency, vulgarity, obscenity- these are strictly confined to man; he invented them. Among the higher animals there is no trace of them.

Mark Twain

Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Fashion is gentility running away from vulgarity and afraid of being overtaken

William Hazlitt

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Updated On : March 23, 2013
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