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44 Luxury Quotes

Living in the lap of luxury isn't bad, except that you never know when luxury is going to stand up

Orson Welles Quotes

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

Leontyne Price Quotes

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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.

Doug Larson Quotes

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I always thought I should be treated like a star.

Madonna Quotes

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

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes , Source: Reflections on having left a Place of Retirement (l. 43)

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O Luxury! thou curst by Heaven's decree.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: The Deserted Village (l. 385)

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

Francis Quarles Quotes , Source: Emblems (bk. I, Hugo)

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Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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It is impossible to overdo luxury

French Proverb Quotes

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Blesses his stars, and thinks it luxury.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: Cato (act I, sc. 4)

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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

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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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.

Garrison Keillor 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 ugliest word in our language. I stay in the game to fight it.

Coco Chanel Quotes

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Poverty wants some things, Luxury many things, Avarice all things

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Morality is a private and costly luxury

Henry Brooks Adams 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 of laced ruffles to a man that has never a shirt on his back.

Tom Brown Quotes , Source: Laconics

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Sofas 'twas half a sin to sit upon, So costly were they; carpets, every stitch Of workmanship so rare, they make you wish You could glide o'er them like a golden fish.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto V, st. 65)

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

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: Haunch of Venison

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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."

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Quotes , Source: Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (VI)

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

Hannah More Quotes , Source: Belshazzar

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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.

Hannah More Quotes , Source: Essays--Dissipation

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Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessities.

Hannah More Quotes , Source: Essays--Dissipation

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On his weary couch Fat Luxury, sick of the night's debauch, Lay groaning, fretful at the obtrusive beam That through his lattice peeped derisively.

Robert Pollok Quotes , Source: Course of Time (bk. VII, l. 69)

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

Zac Posen Quotes , Source: at the London College of Fashion, in the International Fashion Press Bulletin

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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?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Taming of the Shrew (Lord at induction, i)

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