No man e'er reached the heights of vice at first.
JUVENAL, attributed, Encyclopædia of Quotations: A Treasury of Wisdom, Wit and Humor, Odd Comparisons and Proverbs
And there's a lust in man no charm can tame
Of loudly publishing our neighbour's shame;
On eagles' wings immortal scandals fly,
While virtuous actions are but borne to die.
The poor were wise, who, by the rich oppressed,
Withdrew, and sought a secret place of rest.
Go, madman! rush over the wildest Alps, that you may please children and be made the subject of declamation.
Luck often raises vulgarity to a high position, to create mirth for the beholders.