Luxury! More perilous to youth than storms or quicksand, poverty or chains.
A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.
Denzel Washington's career is an enormous luxury. Compare him to Wesley Snipes.
Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is.
Maybe you offer then a luxury cruise for two weeks with the wife, or a trip on a private jet on BBC Panorama, a program about bung taking in football
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
Now we suffer the evils of a long peace; luxury more cruel than war broods over us and avenges a conquered world.
On the soft bed of luxury many kingdoms have expired
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.
Possessions, outward success, publicity, LUXURY -- to me these have always been contemptible. I assume that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind
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.
It is too great comfort which turns a man against himself. Life is most readily renounced at the time and among the classes where it is least harsh.
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
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.
We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish LUXURY, that fortune sells what she is thought to give
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.
Pain adds rest unto pleasure, and teaches the LUXURY of health.
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.
Contentment is natural wealth, LUXURY is artificial poverty.
Anger is an expensive LUXURY in which only men of a certain income can indulge
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.
Truth is too big a price to pay for the luxury of avoiding pain now and then.
It is impossible to overdo luxury
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