Luxury quotes


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 (American Essayist, Poet and Philosopher, 1817-1862)

“It is impossible to over do luxury”

French Proverb quotes

“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 (American writer and broadcaster b.1942)

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

Orson Welles quotes (American motion-picture actor, director, producer, and writer, 1915-1985)

“I always thought I should be treated like a star.”

Madonna quotes (American Actress and Singer, b.1958)

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

Leontyne Price quotes

“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 (French Fashion designer who ruled over Parisian haute couture for almost six decades, 1883-1971)

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

Benjamin Franklin quotes (American Statesman, Scientist, Philosopher, Printer, Writer and Inventor. 1706-1790)

“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 (English middle-distance runner who won gold medals at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, 1902-1981)

“Morality is a private and costly luxury”

Henry Brooks Adams quotes (American writer, 1838-1918)

“Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world”

Cesare Pavese quotes (Italian Poet, Critic, Novelist and Translator, who introduced many modern US and English writers to Italy. 1908-1950)

“No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies”

Dean Acheson quotes (American Statesman, Diplomat and Lawyer, 1893-1971)

“Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries”

John Lothrop Motley quotes (American Diplomat and Historian. 1814-1877)


“When I’m living in the world of luxury and celebrity, which is where I found myself for a large part of my life, it’s a walk-on part. Not a vital necessity, like it is for so many people. I enjoy it but I can see right through it!”

Agnetha Faltskog quotes (Swedish ABBA Singer, b.1950)

“Sell not your liberty to gratify your luxury.”

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