I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description (of obscenity); and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it.
Morality and immorality are not defined by man’s changing attitudes and social customs. They are determined by the God of the universe, whose timeless standards cannot be ignored with impunity.
To admit there is no god is to provide free license to pillage and rape with clear conscience.
The only immorality is not to do what one has to do when one has to do it.
All these imbecile bourgeois who ceaselessly utter the words immoral, immorality, morality in art and other idiotic phrases, make me think of Louise Villedieu, the five-franc whore, who, having accompanied me to the Louvre, where she had never been before, began blushing and covering her face with her hands. And as we stood before the […]
Immoral, adj. Inexpedient. Whatever in the long run and with regard to the greater number of instances men find to be generally inexpedient comes to be considered wrong, wicked, immoral.
Degradation, n. One of the stages of moral and social progress from private station to political preferment.
Inauspiciously, adv. In an unpromising manner, the auspices being unfavorable.
When the sun comes up, I have morals again.
I like the English. They have the most rigid code of immorality in the world.