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LUXURY
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[ Also see Eating Elegance Extravagance Fashion Festivities Indulgence Intemperance Money Ornament Ostentation Pleasure Possession Poverty Prosperity Riches Satiety Sensuality Superfluity Vanity Voluptuousness Wealth ]

Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessities.
      - John Lothrop Motley

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, Course of Time
         (bk. VII, l. 69)

The media is constantly redefining what luxury is. Luxury can be a dirty sock if dressed up in the right way.
      - Zac Posen,
        at the London College of Fashion, in the International Fashion Press Bulletin

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, Emblems (bk. I, Hugo)

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,
        The Taming of the Shrew
         (Lord at induction, i)

Like sending them ruffles, when wanting a shirt.
      - Sorbienne

By luxury we condemn ourselves to greater torments than have yet been invented by anger or revenge, or inflicted by the greatest tyrants upon the worst of men.
      - Sir William Temple

Falsely luxurious, will not man awake?
      - James Thomson (1), Seasons--Summer

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

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

On the soft bed of luxury, most kingdoms have expired.
      - Edward Young


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