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

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

by John Crowne Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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Luxury and dissipation, soft and gentle as their approaches are,
and silently as they throw their silken chains about read more

Luxury and dissipation, soft and gentle as their approaches are,
and silently as they throw their silken chains about the heart,
enslave it more than the most active and turbulent vices.

by Hannah More Found in: Luxury 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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Blest hour! It was a luxury--to be!

Blest hour! It was a luxury--to be!

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Like sending them ruffles, when wanting a shirt.

Like sending them ruffles, when wanting a shirt.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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On the soft bed of luxury most kingdoms have expired.

On the soft bed of luxury most kingdoms have expired.

by Edward Young 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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Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey
in her mouth, gall in her heart, and read more

Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey
in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail.

by Francis Quarles Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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