Extravagance Quotes

My mother's illness fitted into this protest against the treatment of the sick who could not pay, the inefficiency of commercialism, the waste, the extravagance, and the poverty.

Ellen Wilkinson

Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance; our love of the things of the mind does not make us soft.


We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand.

Jennie Jerome Churchill

The world abhors closeness, and all but admires extravagance; yet a slack hand shows weakness, and a tight hand strength.

Thomas Fowell Buxton

The finest lives, in my opinion, are those who rank in the common model, and with the human race, but without miracle, without extravagance.

Michel de Montaigne

My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -- it gives a lovely light!

Edna St. Vincent Millay

That is suitable to a man, in point of ornamental expense, not which he can afford to have, but which he can afford to lose.

Richard Whately

There is hope in extravagance, there is none in routine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Profuseness is a cruel and crafty demon, that gradually involves her followers in dependence and debt; that is, fetters them with irons that enter into their souls.

Samuel Johnson

Wisdom seldom consorts with extravagance.


A large retinue upon a small income, like a large cascade upon a small stream, tends to discover its tenuity.

William Shenstone

Prodigality is indeed 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 to be had for money.

Sir Henry Taylor

Expense of time is the most costly of all expenses.


Extravagance is the rich man's pitfall.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Laws cannot prevent extravagance; and this perhaps is not always an evil to the public. A shilling spent idly by a fool may be picked up by a wiser person, who knows better what to do with it; it is, therefore, not lost.

Benjamin Franklin

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Updated On : February 14, 2011
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