Filthy Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old filthy quotes, filthy sayings, and filthy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Quality without virtue is elevated filth.     

François-Xavier-Joseph Droz

Troubles come to us like mire and filth; but, when mingled with the soil, they change to flower and fruit.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Many things about our bodies would not seem to us so filthy and obscene if we did not have the idea of nobility in our heads.     

Georg Lichtenberg

Filthy language is used by people who don't have the maturity or intelligence to express themselves with better words.     

Nouman Ali Khan

Don't call the world dirty because you forgot to clean your glasses.     

Aaron Hill

When the soul, through its own fault... becomes rooted in a pool of pitch-black, evil smelling water, it produces nothing but misery and filth.     

Saint Teresa of Avila

Blessed is he who takes off his filthy garment, to put on a new clean robe.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

People make filthy things with the freedom they regained.     

Stanislaw Lem

The greatest sin of political imagination: Thinking there is no other way except the filthy rotten system we have today.     

Shane Claiborne

Life is the jailer of the soul in this filthy prison, and its only deliverer is death.     

Charles Caleb Colton

The world is polluted with the filth of egotism, suffering in pain. This filth sticks to them because of their love of duality. This filth of egotism cannot be washed away, even by taking cleansing baths at hundreds of sacred shrines.     

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

To him who has nothing it is forbidden not to relish filth.     

Samuel Beckett

We who burrow in filth every day may be forgiven perhaps the one sin that ends all sins.     

Vladimir Nabokov

Never use a big word when a little filthy one will do.     

Johnny Carson

Leaders don't fall in gutters of fear; only negative ideas flow in that canal. There, you will see filthy things like doubts and disbelief.     

Israelmore Ayivor

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Real filth is the one inside. The rest simply washes off. There is only one type of dirt that cannot be cleansed with pure waters, and that is the stain of hatred and bigotry contaminating the soul. You can purify your body through abstinence and fasting, but only love will purify your heart.     

Elif Shafak

All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf.     


How grimy did God get when He reached down to clean you up? How grimy are you willing to get in order to be an 'imitator of God'?     

Max Lucado

Filthy does not equal unhealthy, necessarily.     

Katya Zamolodchikova

Greed is a dog; falsehood is a filthy street-sweeper.     

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.     

George Bernard Shaw

We get richer and richer in filthier and filthier communities until we reach a final state of affluent misery - crocus on a garbage heap.      

John W. Gardner

Often a noble face hides filthy ways.     


Filthy water cannot be washed.      

African Proverb

We live in a world that is filled with filth and sleaze, a world that reeks of evil. You cannot afford that filthy poison to touch you. Stay away from it. Avoid it.     

Gordon B. Hinckley

Show me a filthy public restroom and I'll show you a society where discipline and order have broken down.     

Lourd Ernest H. de Veyra