Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life... is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret.
Vulgarity is more obvious in satin than in homespun.
Profaneness is a brutal vice. He who indulges in it is no gentleman.
Vulgarity is the conduct of other people, just as falsehoods are the truths of other people.
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.
I drink a lot of Diet Coke and belch. I've been known to use the f word.
Whatever harsh criticisms may be passed on the construction of her sentences, she at least possesses that one touch of vulgarity that makes the whole world kin.
Think with the wise, but talk with the vulgar.
Nothing is greater or more fearful sacrilege than to prostitute the great name of God to the petulancy of an idle tongue.
The higher a man stands, the more the word vulgar becomes unintelligible to him.
A footman may swear; but he cannot swear like a lord. He can swear as often: but can he swear with equal delicacy, propriety, and judgment?
Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity, coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something.
My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the obscurity of a learned language.
Obscenity is a cleansing process, whereas pornography only adds to the murk.
Shocking writing is like murder: the questions the jury must decide are the questions of motive and intent.
Ay, ay, the best terms will grow obsolete: damns have had their day.
Oaths are the fossils of piety.
It's only with great vulgarity that you can achieve real refinement, only out of bawdy that you can get tenderness.
The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.
The sign of a Philistine age is the cry of immorality against art.
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