Luxury Quotes

The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do

Leontyne Price

As to the rout that is made about people who are ruined by extravagance, it is no matter to the nation that some individuals suffer. When so much general productive exertion is the consequence of luxury, the nation does not care though there are debtors; nay, they would not care though their creditors were there too.

Samuel Johnson

Sincerity is the luxury allowed, like diadems and authority, only to the highest rank. . . . Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sincerity is the luxury allowed, like diadems and authority, only to the highest rank. Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Worry is a funky luxury when a lot has to be done.

Melvin Peebles

"But love of the wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only home we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need - if only we had eyes to see." "I come more and more to the conclusion that wilderness, in America or anywhere else, is the only thing left that is worth saving." "The idea of wilderness needs no defense. It only needs more defenders." "Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit."

Edward Abbey

Anger is an expensive LUXURY in which only men of a certain income can indulge

St. Gregory The Great

All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position or nature, born halt and blind, through LUXURY of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification. Nothing remains then but the recollection of a pleasure, or the LUXURY of a regret.

Oscar Wilde

Pain adds rest unto pleasure, and teaches the LUXURY of health.

Martin Tupper

Under the rules of a society that cannot distinguish between profit and profiteering, between money defined as necessity and money defined as LUXURY, murder is occasionally obligatory and always permissible.

Lewis H. Lapham

We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish LUXURY, that fortune sells what she is thought to give

Jean De La Fontaine

The great majority of men, especially in France, both desire and possess a fashionable woman, much in the way one might own a fine horse -- as a LUXURY befitting a young man.

Henri B. Stendhal

Men first feel necessity, then look for utility, next attend to comfort, still later amuse themselves with pleasure, thence grow dissolute in LUXURY, and finally go mad and waste their substance

Giambattista Vico

The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilization; the factors of decadence, -- LUXURY, scepticism, weariness and superstition, -- are constant. The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.

Cyril Connolly

What one generation sees as a LUXURY, the next sees as a necessity

Anthony Crosland

Possessions, outward success, publicity, LUXURY -- to me these have always been contemptible. I assume that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind

Albert Einstein

Advertising is the genie which is transforming America into a place of comfort, LUXURY and ease for millions

William Allen White

On the soft bed of luxury many kingdoms have expired

Young, Andrew

Now we suffer the evils of a long peace; luxury more cruel than war broods over us and avenges a conquered world.

Juvenal

Other passions have objects to flatter them, and seem to content and satisfy them for a while; there is power in ambition, pleasure in luxury, and pelf in covetousness; but envy can gain nothing but vexation

Montaigne

Maybe you offer then a luxury cruise for two weeks with the wife, or a trip on a private jet on BBC Panorama, a program about bung taking in football

Peter Harrison

Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is.

Tennessee Williams

Denzel Washington's career is an enormous luxury. Compare him to Wesley Snipes.

Alec Baldwin
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