My faith in human dignity consists in the belief that man is the greatest scamp on earth . Human dignity must be associated with the idea of a scamp and not with that of an obedient, disciplined and regimented soldier.
And folks are beginning to think it looks odd, To choke a poor scamp for the glory of God.james russell lowell
The world thought well of my schoolmaster guardian, because he was neither a liar, nor a scamp, nor a gambler; but he was coarse, avaricious, and ignorant; he knew nothing beyond the confused lessons which he taught to his classes. He imagined that in forcing a youth to become a monk he would be offering a sacrifice acceptable to God. He used to boast of the many victims which he devoted annually to Dominic and Francis and Benedict.