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.
Author: Walter Bagehot (1826-1877)
Profession: British Economist, Critic
For me, hard work represents the supreme luxury of life.
Author: Albert Greenfield
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.
Author: John L. Motley (1814-1877)
Profession: American Historian
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.
Author: Emile Durkheim (1858-1917)
Profession: French Sociologist
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
Author: Charles De Montesquieu (1689-1755)
Profession: French Jurist, Political Philosopher
Luxury! more perilous to youth than storms or quicksand, poverty or chains.
Author: Hannah More (1745-1833)
Profession: British Writer, Reformer, Philanthropist
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.
Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist
On the soft bed of luxury many kingdoms have expired.
Author: Andrew Young (1932)
Profession: Civil Rights Activist, Protestant Minister, Public Official
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
Author: Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977)
Profession: British Comic Actor, Filmmaker
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.
Author: Louis-Ferdinand Celine (1894-1961)
Profession: French Author