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    It was luxuries like air conditioning that brought down the Roman Empire. With air conditioning their windows were shut, they couldn't hear the barbarians coming.

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Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three - read more

Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three - and paradise is when you have none.

by Doug Larson Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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On his weary couch
Fat Luxury, sick of the night's debauch,
Lay groaning, fretful at the obtrusive read more

On his weary couch
Fat Luxury, sick of the night's debauch,
Lay groaning, fretful at the obtrusive beam
That through his lattice peeped derisively.

by Robert Pollok Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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Living in the lap of luxury isn't bad, except that you never know when luxury is going to stand up

Living in the lap of luxury isn't bad, except that you never know when luxury is going to stand up

by Orson Welles Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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Blesses his stars, and thinks it luxury.

Blesses his stars, and thinks it luxury.

by Joseph Addison Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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What think you, if he were conveyed to bed,
Wrapped in sweet clothes, rings put upon his fingers,
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What think you, if he were conveyed to bed,
Wrapped in sweet clothes, rings put upon his fingers,
A most delicious banquet by his bed,
And brave attendants near him when he wakes,
Would not the beggar then forget himself?

by William Shakespeare Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only indispensable, but positive hindrances to read more

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

by Henry David Thoreau Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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Morality is a private and costly luxury

Morality is a private and costly luxury

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It is impossible to overdo luxury

It is impossible to overdo luxury

by French Proverb Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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O Luxury! thou curst by Heaven's decree.

O Luxury! thou curst by Heaven's decree.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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