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    I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity. Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language. I stay in the game to fight it.

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The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.

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Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances read more

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.

by Henry David Thoreau Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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There are no people who are quite so vulgar as the over-refined.

There are no people who are quite so vulgar as the over-refined.

by Mark Twain Found in: Vulgarity 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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Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.

Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.

by Charles De Montesquieu Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.

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

by John L. Motley Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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By vulgarity I mean that vice of civilization which makes man ashamed of himself and his next of kin, and read more

By vulgarity I mean that vice of civilization which makes man ashamed of himself and his next of kin, and pretend to be somebody else.

by Solomon Schechter Found in: Vulgarity Quotes,
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Falsely luxurious, will not man awake?

Falsely luxurious, will not man awake?

by James Thomson (1) Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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By vulgarity I mean that vice of civilization which makes man ashamed of himself and his next of kin, and read more

By vulgarity I mean that vice of civilization which makes man ashamed of himself and his next of kin, and pretend to be somebody else

by Solomon Schechter Found in: Vulgarity Quotes,
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