Luxury Quotes

Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.

Henry David Thoreau

Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in the world.

Cesare Pavese

Garrick showed Dr. Johnson his fine house, gardens, statues, pictures, etc., at Hampton Court. "Ah! David, David," said the doctor, "these are the things which make a deathbed terrible.

John Bate

I know it is more agreeable to walk upon carpets than to lie upon dungeon floors, I know it is pleasant to have all the comforts and luxuries of civilization; but he who cares only for these things is worth no more than a butterfly, contented and thoughtless, upon a morning flower; and who ever thought of rearing a tombstone to a last summer's butterfly?

Henry Ward Beecher

Luxury is a word of uncertain signification, and may be taken in a good as in a bad sense

David Hume

Avarice and luxury, those pests which have ever been the ruin of every great state.

Titus Livy

There, in her den, lay pompous luxury, Stretch'd out at length; no vice could boast such high And genial victories as she had won; Of which proud trophies there at large were shown, Besides small states and kingdoms ruined Those mighty monarchies that had o'erspread The spacious earth, and stretch'd their conquering arms From pole to pole, by her ensnaring charms Were quite consum'd; there lay imperial Rome, That vanquish'd all the world, by her o'ercome; Fetter'd was th' old Assyrian lion there; The Grecian leopard, and the Persian bear; With others numberless, lamenting by, Examples of the power of luxury.

Thomas May

Learn the luxury of doing good

Oliver Goldsmith

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!

George Eliot

I cannot spare the luxury of believing that all things beautiful are what they seem

Fitz-Greene Halleck

I'm like an eight year old with the dressing-up box. I have the luxury of being able to change on a whim.

Kylie Minogue

To me luxury is to be at home with my daughter, and the occasional massage doesn't hurt.

Olivia Newton-John

Luxury! More perilous to youth than storms or quicksand, poverty or chains.

Hannah More

There are no politics in war. Politics is the luxury of the safe-at-home. War is a lottery of survival.

John Cory

A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment

Bagehot

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Updated On : May 13, 2013
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