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.
Every man's credit is proportioned to the money which he has in his chest.
Lost money is wept for with real tears.
But who will guard the guardians themselves?
One man receives crucifixion as the reward of injustice, another a regal crown.
JUVENAL, attributed, Day's Collacon
Luck often raises vulgarity to a high position, to create mirth for the beholders.