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Vulgarity Quotes

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

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of taste.

Author: Cyril Connolly (1903-1974)

Profession: British Critic

It's only with great vulgarity that you can achieve real refinement, only out of bawdy that you can get tenderness.

Author: Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990)

Profession: British Author

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

Author: Edward M. Forster (1879-1970)

Profession: British Novelist, Essayist

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.

Author: Alice James (1848-1892)

Profession: American Diarist, Sister of Henry, William James

A thing is not vulgar merely because it is common

Author: William Nazlitt


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

Author: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Translator

Think with the wise, but talk with the vulgar.

Author: Greek Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Greek Origin

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

Author: John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Profession: British Critic, Social Theorist

By vulgarity I mean that vice of civilization which makes man ashamed of himself and his next of kin, and pretend to be somebody else.

Author: Solomon Schechter


Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.

Author: Dame Edith Sitwell (1887-1964)

Profession: British Poet

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

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

Vulgarity is the rich man's modest contribution to democracy.

Author: Source Unknown


Vulgarity is simply the conduct of other people.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

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

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit