quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.

Intellectual elegance [is] a mind that is continually refining itself with education and knowledge. Intellectual elegance is the opposite of intellectual vulgarity.

I’m grateful for being here, for being able to think, for being able to see, for being able to taste, for appreciating love – for knowing that it exists in a world so rife with vulgarity, with brutality and violence, and yet love exists. I’m grateful to know that it exists.

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.

The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind.

I've been accused of vulgarity. I say that's bullshit.

Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.

I only aim at the powerful. When satire is aimed at the powerless, it is not only cruel -- it's vulgar.

Learn to reverence night and to put away the vulgar fear of it, for, with the banishment of night from the experience of man, there vanishes as well a religious emotion, a poetic mood, which gives depth to the adventure of humanity.

I believe I understand anti-Semitism which is a very complex movement.

I see it as a Jew, but without hatred or fear. I recognize what is anti-Semitism is rude jesting, vulgar jealousy of métier, hereditary prejudice; but also what can be considered as in fact legitimate defence.

I can't stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action.

I can't stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action.

Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.

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

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

Vulgarity begins when imagination succumbs to the explicit

Our inequality materializes our upper class, vulgarizes our middle class, brutalizes our lower class.

If one were truly aware of the value of human life, to waste it blithely on distractions and the pursuit of vulgar ambitions would be the height of confusion.

I could be content that we might procreate like trees, without conjunction, or that we were any way to perpetuate the world without this trivial and vulgar way of coition; it is the foolishest act a wise man commits in all his life.

European democracy was originally imbued with a sense of Christian responsibility and self-discipline, but these spiritual principles have been gradually losing their force. Spiritual independence is being pressured on all sides by the dictatorship of self-satisfied vulgarity, of the latest fads, and of group interests.

There is a strain in Marx of the cleric, of the vulgar moralist.

He paints the capitalist and the bourgeois as incarnations of evil; it is they who are responsible for the woes of mankind. The dismissal of the individual's responsibility for his own misery is the quintessence of clericalism.

From the point of view of literature Mr.

Kipling is a genius who drops his aspirates. From the point of view of life, he is a reporter who knows vulgarity better than any one has ever known it.

During the last decades, films about the black experience have been produced, directed, and even scripted by white men. Some of them are excellent. But most reflect George Bernard Shaw’s warning that 'if you do not tell your stories others will tell them for you and they will vulgarize and degrade you.'

The keynote of American civilization is a sort of warm-hearted vulgarity.

The Americans have none of the irony of the English, none of their cool poise, none of their manner. But they do have friendliness. Where an Englishman would give you his card, an American would very likely give you his shirt.

Vulgar and obscene, the papers run rumors daily about people in show business, tales of wicked ways and witless affairs.

We have oftener than once endeavoured to attach some meaning to that aphorism, vulgarly imputed to Shaftesbury, which however we can find nowhere in his works, that "ridicule is the test of truth."

Dirtbag left - to convey a socialist or left-wing populist message using subversive vulgarity. It is most closely associated with American left-wing media that emerged

Vulgarism - speech or writing. In colloquial or lexical English, "vulgarism" or "vulgarity" may be synonymous with profanity or obscenity, but a linguistic or literary

Mandarin Chinese profanity - Profanity in Mandarin Chinese most commonly involves sexual references and scorn of the object's ancestors, especially their mother. Other Mandarin insults

The Beatles -  124–126. Southall & Perry 2006, pp. 109–110. "The Theater: Contagious Vulgarity". Time. 2 December 1974. Archived from the original on 16 October 2015

Latin obscenity - Latin obscenity is the profane, indecent, or impolite vocabulary of Latin, and its uses. Words deemed obscene were described as obsc(a)ena (obscene, lewd

Vagina - In mammals, the vagina is the elastic, muscular part of the female genital tract. In humans, it extends from the vulva to the cervix. The outer vaginal

Walt Disney - writing for The Times, notes that Fantasia (1940) was "condemned for its vulgarity and lurches into bathos", while Lejeune, reviewing Alice in Wonderland

Jennifer Aniston - screen comedians. ... Most of her scenes here are extraneous, but her vulgarity and tartness are so sharp that the movie needs them. ... This isn't just

Victory Arch - Monument: Art, Vulgarity, and Responsibility in Saddam Hussein's Iraq, p. 29 Makiya, K. (Al-Khalilm S.), The Monument: Art, Vulgarity, and Responsibility

MUMMY, n. - an ancient Egyptian handy, too, in museums in gratifying the vulgar curiosity that serves to distinguish man from the lower animals.

He was one of the numerous and varied legion of dullards, of half-animated abortions, conceited, half-educated coxcombs, who attach themselves to the idea most in fashion only to vulgarize it and who caricature every cause they serve, however sincerely.

Music can be soothing or invigorating ennobling or vulgarizing, philosophical or orgiastic. It has powers of evil as well as for good.

Law is not a trade, not briefs, not merchandise, and so the heaven of commercial competition should not vulgarize the legal profession.

Books are a refuge, a sort of cloistral refuge, from the vulgarities of the actual world.

A little bad taste is like a nice dash of paprika.

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

He who is only an athlete is too crude, too vulgar, too much a savage.

He who is a scholar only is too soft, to effeminate. The ideal citizen is the scholar athlete, the man of thought and the man of action.

Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.

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