Luxury Quotes

Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.

John L. Motley

Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge.

George William Curtis

Luxury is the first, second and third cause of the ruin of republics. It is the vampire which soothes us into a fatal slumber while it sucks the lifeblood of our veins.

Edward Payson

Luxury is the first, second and third cause of the ruin of republics. It is the vampire which soothes us into a fatal slumber while it sucks the lifeblood of our veins.

Edward Payson

Luxury may possibly contribute to give bread to the poor; but if there were no luxury, there would be no poor.

Henry Home

Give us the luxuries of life and we'll dispense with the necessaries.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

War destroys men, but luxury destroys mankind; at once corrupts the body and the mind.

John Crowne

We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.

Oscar Wilde

Truly, one gets easier accustomed to a silken bed than to a sack of leaves.

Berthold Auerbach

Sedition is bred in the lap of luxury and its chosen emissaries are the beggared spendthrift and the impoverished libertine.

George Bancroft

Sofas 'twas half a sin to sit upon, So costly were they; carpets, every stitch Of workmanship so rare, they make you wish You could glide o'er them like a golden fish.

Lord Byron

Luxury, that alluring pest with fair forehead, which, yielding always to the will of the body, throws a deadening influence over the senses, and weakens the limbs more than the drugs of Circe's cup.

Claudian

The more various our artificial necessities, the wider is our circle of pleasure; for all pleasure consists in obviating necessities as they rise; luxury, therefore, as it increases our wants, increases our capacity for happiness

Oliver Goldsmith

Let us consider what we call vicious luxury. No gratification, however sensual, can of itself be esteemed vicious. A gratification is only vicious when it engrosses all a man's expense, and leaves no ability for such acts of duty and generosity as are required by his situation and fortune. The same care and toil that raise a dish of peas at Christmas would give bread to a whole family during six months.

David Hume

Luxury, so far as it reaches the people, will do good to the race of people; it will strengthen and multiply them. Sir, no nation was ever hurt by luxury; for, as I said before; it can reach but a very few.

Samuel Johnson

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