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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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Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.

Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.

by Charles De Montesquieu 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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One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.

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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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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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Morality is a private and costly luxury

Morality is a private and costly luxury

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Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge.

Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge.

by George William Curtis 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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Such dainties to them, their health it might hurt:
It's like sending them ruffles, when wanting a shirt.

Such dainties to them, their health it might hurt:
It's like sending them ruffles, when wanting a shirt.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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