Wealth and poverty: the one is the parent of luxury and indolence, and the other of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.
Wealth and poverty the one is the parent of luxury and indolence, and the other of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.
When you are not physically starving, you have the luxury to realize psychic and emotional starvation.
Now, at a certain time, in pleasant mood, He tried the luxury of doing good.
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth ... The trite subjects of human efforts - possessions, outward success, luxury - have always seemed to me contemptible.
We [Americans] are the lavishest and showiest and most luxury-loving people on the earth; and at our masthead we fly one true and honest symbol, the gaudiest flag the world has ever seen.
[History is a] costly and superfluous luxury of the understanding.
Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of a certain income can indulge.
Poverty wants some things, Luxury many things, Avarice all things
Advertising is the genie which is transforming America into a place of comfort, luxury and ease for millions.
It is impossible to overdo luxury
Blesses his stars, and thinks it luxury.
O Luxury! thou curst by Heaven's decree.
Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail.
The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do.
We see the pernicious effects of luxury in the ancient Romans, who immediately found themselves poor as soon as this vice got footing among
Luxury makes a man so soft that it is hard to please him, and easy to trouble him; so that his pleasures at last become his burden. Luxury is a nice master, hard to be pleased.
War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford.
Pessimism is a LUXURY that a Jew can never allow himself
Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
I grew up on the beach. It was such a luxury to wake up to the sun and the ocean
The enemy is within the gates; it is with our own luxury, our own folly, our own criminality that we have to contend
"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."
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.
The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilization; the factors of decadence, -- luxury, skepticism, weariness and superstition, -- are constant. The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.