vulgarity

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on popularity, vulgarity, and war

As long as war is looked upon as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked on as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on argument and vulgarity

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

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on conversation, proverbs, and vulgarity

I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on judgment, popularity, reason, and vulgarity

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

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on animals, inventions, and vulgarity

Indecency, vulgarity, obscenity - these are strictly confined to man; he invented them. Among the higher animals there is no trace of them.  They hide nothing. They are not ashamed.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Letters from the Earth

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on style and vulgarity

Style is the dress of thoughts . . .; if your style is homely, coarse, and vulgar, they will appear to as much disadvantage, and be as ill received, as your person, though ever so well-proportioned, would if dressed in rags, dirt, and tatters.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

Source: Letter, 24 Nov 1749; first published 1774.

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A Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith on happiness, vulgarity, and wine

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

Logan Smith (1865 - 1946)

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A Quote by John Leonard on television and vulgarity

Television is a corporate vulgarity.

John Leonard

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A Quote by Bishop Henry C. Potter on dignity, simplicity, truth, and vulgarity

We have exchanged the Washingtonian dignity for the Jeffersonian simplicity, which was in truth only another name for the Jacksonian vulgarity.

Henry C. Potter (1835 - —)

Source: Address at the Washington Centennial Service in St. Paul's Chapel, NY, April 30, 1889.

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A Quote by George Gilder on interest, people, television, and vulgarity

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

Source: Life After Television

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