Luxury Quotes

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

A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.

Marshall McLuhan

Uncompromising thought is the luxury of the closeted recluse.

Woodrow Wilson

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

There is a solemn luxury in grief

William Mason

For all their luxury was doing good

Sir Samuel Garth

I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity. Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language. I stay in the game to fight it.

Coco Chanel

On the soft bed of luxury, most kingdoms have expired.

Edward Young

By luxury we condemn ourselves to greater torments than have yet been invented by anger or revenge, or inflicted by the greatest tyrants upon the worst of men.

Sir William

On his weary couch Fat Luxury, sick of the night's debauch, Lay groaning, fretful at the obtrusive beam That through his lattice peeped derisively.

Robert Pollok

All luxury corrupts either the morals or the taste.

Joseph Joubert

You cannot spend money in luxury without doing good to the poor. Nay, you do more good to them by spending it in luxury--you make them exert industry, whereas by giving it, you keep them idle.

Samuel Johnson

Luxury, so far as it reaches the people, will do good to the race of people; it will strengthen and multiply them. Sir, no nation was ever hurt by luxury; for, as I said before; it can reach but a very few.

Samuel Johnson

Let us consider what we call vicious luxury. No gratification, however sensual, can of itself be esteemed vicious. A gratification is only vicious when it engrosses all a man's expense, and leaves no ability for such acts of duty and generosity as are required by his situation and fortune. The same care and toil that raise a dish of peas at Christmas would give bread to a whole family during six months.

David Hume

The more various our artificial necessities, the wider is our circle of pleasure; for all pleasure consists in obviating necessities as they rise; luxury, therefore, as it increases our wants, increases our capacity for happiness

Oliver Goldsmith

Luxury, that alluring pest with fair forehead, which, yielding always to the will of the body, throws a deadening influence over the senses, and weakens the limbs more than the drugs of Circe's cup.

Claudian

Sedition is bred in the lap of luxury and its chosen emissaries are the beggared spendthrift and the impoverished libertine.

George Bancroft

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

Albert Einstein

War destroys men, but luxury destroys mankind; at once corrupts the body and the mind.

John Crowne

Luxury may possibly contribute to give bread to the poor; but if there were no luxury, there would be no poor.

Henry Home

Luxury is the first, second and third cause of the ruin of republics. It is the vampire which soothes us into a fatal slumber while it sucks the lifeblood of our veins.

Edward Payson

Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge.

George William Curtis
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