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VULGARITY
[ Also see Elegance Gentility Good Breeding Mediocrity Mob Refinement ]

A rank soil, nay, a dunghill, will produce beautiful flowers.
      - James Boswell

Success will popularize the grossest vulgarity.
      - Alfred Bougeart

The deepest depth of vulgarism is that of setting up money as the ark of the covenant.
      - Thomas Carlyle

The vulgarity of inanimate things requires time to get accustomed to; but living, breathing, bustling, plotting, planning, human vulgarity is a species of moral ipecacuanha, enough to destroy any comfort.
      - Thomas Carlyle

The manner of a vulgar man has freedom without ease, and the manner of a gentleman has ease without freedom.
      - 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope

The fastidious taste will find offence in the occasional vulgarisms, or what we now call slang, which not a few of our writers seem to have affected.
      - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of taste.
      - Cyril Connolly

He whom common, gross, or stale objects allure, and when obtained, content, is a vulgar being, incapable of greatness in thought or action.
      - Johann Kaspar Lavater (John Caspar Lavater)

As to the pure all things are pure, so the common mind sees far more vulgarity in others than the mind developed in genuine refinement.
      - George MacDonald

To show us what a miserable, credulous, deluded thing that creature is, called the vulgar.
      - John Milton

Vulgarity is setting store by the things which are seen.
      - Lady Sydney Morgan

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

Disorder in a drawing-room is vulgar; in an antiquary's study, not; the black battle-stain on a soldier's face is not vulgar, but the dirty face of a housemaid is.
      - John Ruskin

Flourishing vulgarity is more unconscious than wicked; a destitute refinement is a great deal more capable of bearing malice.
      - John Weiss

No crime is vulgar, but all vulgarity is crime.
      - Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde)

Vulgarity is simply the conduct of other people.
      - Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde)

When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
      - Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde)

Vulgarity is more obvious in satin than in homespun.
      - Nathaniel Parker Willis


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