Extravagance Quotes

If extravagance were a fault, it would not have a place in the festivals of the gods.

Aristippus

And their saying was no other than that they said: Our Lord! forgive us our faults and our extravagance in our affair and make firm our feet and help us against the unbelieving people.

quran

I adore extravagance but I abhor waste.

Aaron Copland

How deep our sleep last night in the mountains here, beneath the trees and stars, hushed by solemn-sounding waterfalls and many small soothing voices in sweet accord whispering peace! And our first pure mountain day, warm, calm, cloudless, -- how immeasurable it seems, how serenely wild! I can scarcely remember its beginning. Along the river, over the hills, in the ground, in the sky, spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm, new life, new beauty, unfolding, unrolling in glorious exuberant extravagance, -- new birds in their nests, new winged creatures in the air, and new leaves, new flowers, spreading, shining, rejoicing everywhere.

John Muir

Thrift is the really romantic thing; economy is more romantic than extravagance... thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste... if a man could undertake to make use of all the things in his dustbin, he would be a broader genius than Shakespeare.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Test every work of intellect or faith, And everything that your own hands have wrought And call those works extravagance of breath That are not suited for such men as come proud, open-eyed and laughing to the tomb.

William Butler Yeats

Laws cannot prevent extravagance; and this perhaps is not always an evil to the public. A shilling spent idly by a fool may be picked up by a wiser person, who knows better what to do with it; it is, therefore, not lost.

Benjamin Franklin

Extravagance is the rich man's pitfall.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Wisdom seldom consorts with extravagance.

Menedemus

There is hope in extravagance, there is none in routine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The finest lives, in my opinion, are those who rank in the common model, and with the human race, but without miracle, without extravagance.

Michel de Montaigne

The world abhors closeness, and all but admires extravagance; yet a slack hand shows weakness, and a tight hand strength.

Thomas Fowell Buxton

We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand.

Jennie Jerome Churchill

Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance; our love of the things of the mind does not make us soft.

Pericles

My mother's illness fitted into this protest against the treatment of the sick who could not pay, the inefficiency of commercialism, the waste, the extravagance, and the poverty.

Ellen Wilkinson

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