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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 life is best for every one, best for both the body and the mind.

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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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O Luxury! thou curst by Heaven's decree.

O Luxury! thou curst by Heaven's decree.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Luxury Quotes,
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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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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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Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.

Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.

by Charles De Montesquieu 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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Then there is that glorious Epicurean paradox, uttered by my
friend, the Historian in one of his flashing moments: read more

Then there is that glorious Epicurean paradox, uttered by my
friend, the Historian in one of his flashing moments: "Give us
the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries."

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The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do.

The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do.

by Leontyne Price 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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