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    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.

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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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Falsely luxurious, will not man awake?

Falsely luxurious, will not man awake?

by James Thomson (1) 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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It is impossible to overdo luxury

It is impossible to overdo luxury

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It was luxuries like air conditioning that brought down the Roman Empire. With air conditioning their windows were shut, they read more

It was luxuries like air conditioning that brought down the Roman Empire. With air conditioning their windows were shut, they couldn't hear the barbarians coming.

by Garrison Keillor Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity. Vulgarity is the read more

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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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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Morality is a private and costly luxury

Morality is a private and costly luxury

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The media is constantly redefining what luxury is. Luxury can be
a dirty sock if dressed up in the read more

The media is constantly redefining what luxury is. Luxury can be
a dirty sock if dressed up in the right way.

by Zac Posen Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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