All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses, his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind.
One word is too often profaned For me to profane it; One feeling too falsely disdained For thee to disdain it.Percy Bysshe Shelley
[Turks] one and all, bag and baggage, shall I hope clear out from the province they have desolated and profaned.William Gladstone, speech (May 7, 1877).
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