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A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment.
~ Walter Bagehot

 

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For me, hard work represents the supreme luxury of life.
~ Albert Greenfield

 

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Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.
~ John L. Motley

 

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It is too great comfort which turns a man against himself. Life is most readily renounced at the time and among the classes where it is least harsh.
~ Emile Durkheim

 

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Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
~ Charles De Montesquieu

 

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Luxury! more perilous to youth than storms or quicksand, poverty or chains.
~ Hannah More

 

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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

 

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Now we suffer the evils of a long peace; luxury more cruel than war broods over us and avenges a conquered world.
~ Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

 

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On the soft bed of luxury many kingdoms have expired.
~ Andrew Young

 

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The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
~ Charlie Chaplin

 

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When you're not used to comfort and good things to eat, you're intoxicated by them in no time. Truth's only too pleased to leave you. Very little is ever needed for Truth to let go of you. And after all, you're not really very keen to keep hold of it.
~ Louis-Ferdinand Celine

 

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