As to the rout that is made about people who are ruined by extravagance, it is no matter to the nation that some individuals suffer. When so much general productive exertion is the consequence of luxury, the nation does not care though there are debtors; nay, they would not care though their creditors were there too.
Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Profession: British Author
I get so tired listening to one million dollars here, one million dollars there, it's so petty.
Author: Imelda Marcos (1929)
Profession: Philippines First Lady
My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -- it gives a lovely light!
Author: Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)
Profession: American Poet
Where there is no extravagance there is no love, and where there is no love there is no understanding.
Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)
Profession: British Author, Wit