Crimes sometimes shock us too much; vices almost always too little.
The accident of our finding certain opinions natural and familiar, or novel, and even shocking, ought not to conclude our judgment upon the question whether statutes embodying them conflict with the Constitution of the United States.
Nothing is too shocking for me.
I believe it is a form of decadence merely to be shocking. Shock works on the nerves and not on the intellect and any idea which has to rely on pulling at the nervous system is decadent.
It’s amazing how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Do not be proud of the fact that your grandmother was shocked at something which you are accustomed to seeing or hearing without being shocked. It may be that your grandmother was an extremely lively and vital animal, and that you are a paralytic.