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A thing is not vulgar merely because it is common
~ William Nazlitt

 

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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.
~ Solomon Schechter

 

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

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

 

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Think with the wise, but talk with the vulgar.
~ Greek Proverb

 

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

 

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Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity, coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something.
~ Edward M. Forster

 

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Vulgarity is more obvious in satin than in homespun.
~ Nathaniel P. Willis

 

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Vulgarity is simply the conduct of other people.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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