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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 to the elevation of mankind.

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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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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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Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in the world.

Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in the world.

by Cesare Pavese 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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One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.

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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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Fell luxury! more perilous to youth
Than storms or quicksands, poverty of chains.

Fell luxury! more perilous to youth
Than storms or quicksands, poverty of chains.

by Hannah More 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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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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