Subjects — V
The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.
There are no people who are quite so vulgar as the over-refined.
Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of taste.
It’s only with great vulgarity that you can achieve real refinement, only out of bawdy that you can get tenderness.
Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity, coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something.
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.
coarse jocosity catches the crowd shakespeare and i are often low browed
A thing is not vulgar merely because it is common.
To endeavor to work upon the vulgar with fine sense is like attempting to hew blocks with a razor.
The higher a man stands, the more the word “vulgar” becomes unintelligible to him.