Extravagance Quotes

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


He who buys what he needs not, sells what he needs.

Japanese Proverb

The prodigality of millionaires is comparable only to their greed of gain. Let some whim or passion seize them and money is of no account. In fact these Croesuses find whims and passions harder to come by than gold.

Honore de Balzac

Extremes meet and there is no better example than the haughtiness of humility.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In everything the middle course is best: All things in excess bring trouble to men.

Titus Maccius Plautus

The passion of acquiring riches in order to support a vain expense, corrupts the purest souls.

Francis De S.Fenelon

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.


The covetous man never has money; the prodigal will have none shortly.

Ben Jonson

Prodigality is the vice of a weak nature, as avarice is of a strong one.It comes of a weak craving for those blandishments of the world which are easily had for money.

Sir Henry Taylor

The man who builds, and lacks where with to pay, provides a home from which to run away.

Edward Young

When a government becomes powerful it is destructive, extravagant and violent; it is an usurer which takes bread from innocent mouths and deprives honorable men of their substance, for votes with which to perpetuate itself.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

She didn't want to go really extravagant. She wanted to keep it simple, but obtainable.

Julie Mikesell

Congratulate yourselves if you have done something strange and extravagant and broken the monotony of a decorous age.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Extravagance is its own destroyer.

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