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Luxury is the first, second and third cause of the ruin of republics. It is the vampire which soothes us read more

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.

by Edward Payson Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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The greatest luxury of riches is, that they enable you to escape so much good advice.

The greatest luxury of riches is, that they enable you to escape so much good advice.

by Arthur Helps Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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Give us the luxuries of life and we'll dispense with the necessaries.

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

by Oliver Wendell Holmes Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.

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

by Oscar Wilde Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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Poverty wants some things, Luxury many things, Avarice all things

Poverty wants some things, Luxury many things, Avarice all things

by Benjamin Franklin Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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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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Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury--to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of read more

Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury--to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for every one, best for both the body and the mind.

by Albert Einstein Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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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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To treat a poor wretch with a bottle of Burgundy, and fill his
snuff-box, is like giving a pair read more

To treat a poor wretch with a bottle of Burgundy, and fill his
snuff-box, is like giving a pair of laced ruffles to a man that
has never a shirt on his back.

by Tom Brown Found in: Apparel Quotes, Luxury Quotes,
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