Luxury Quotes

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

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

William Allen White

A sumptuous dwelling the rich man hath. And dainty is his repast; but remember that LUXURY's prodigal hand keeps the furnace of toil in blast.

Mary Elizabeth Hewitt

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.


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

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