Luxuries Quotes

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Robert   Harris
“Power brings a man many luxuries, but a clean pair of hands is seldom among them.”
Robert Harris, Imperium

Henry David Thoreau
“Most of the luxuries, and many of the so called comforts of life, are not only indispensable, but positive hinderances to the elevation of mankind. With respect to luxuries and comforts, the wisest have ever lived a more simple and meagre life than the poor.”
Henry David Thoreau

Jeannette Walls
“As I sat down, though, I realized that you can get used to certain luxuries that you start to think they're necessities, but when you have to forgo them, you come to see that you don't need them after all. There was a big difference between needing things and wanting things--though a lot of people had trouble telling the two apart--and at the ranch, I could see, we have pretty much everything we'd need but precious little else.”
Jeannette Walls, Half Broke Horses

Amor Towles
“But for me, dinner at a fine restaurant was the ultimate luxury. It was the very height of civilization. For what was civilization but the intellect's ascendancy out of the doldrums of necessity (shelter, sustenance and survival) into the ether of the finely superfluous (poetry, handbags and haute cuisine)? So removed from daily life was the whole experience that when all was rotten to the core, a fine dinner could revive the spirits. If and when I had twenty dollars left to my name, I was going to invest it right here in an elegant hour that couldn't be hocked.”
Amor Towles, Rules of Civility

George Orwell
“Twenty million people are underfed but literally everyone in England has access to a radio. What we have lost in food we have gained in electricity. Whole sections of the working class who have been plundered of all they really need are being compensated, in part, by cheap luxuries which mitigate the surface of life.

Do you consider all this desirable? No, I don't. But it may be that the psychological adjustment which the working class are visibly making is the best they could make in the circumstances. They have neither turned revolutionary nor lost their self-respect; merely they have kept their tempers and settled down to make the best of things on a fish-and-chip standard. The alternative would be God knows what continued agonies of despair; or it might be attempted insurrections which, in a strongly governed country like England, could only lead to futile massacres and a regime of savage repression.”
George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier

Julianna Baggott
“But this kind of love can't survive. Love's a luxury.”
Julianna Baggott, Fuse

Henry David Thoreau
“Most of the luxuries, and many of the so called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hinderances to the elevation of mankind. With respect to luxuries and comforts, the wisest have ever lived a more simple and meager life than the poor. The ancient philosophers, Chinese, Hindoo, Persian, and Greek, were a class than which none has been poorer in outward riches, none so rich in inward.”
Thoreau, Henry David

Ian Lamont
“At the end of the day, taking 50% off a $250 dress still means walking out of the store $125 poorer.”
Ian Lamont, Personal Finance For Beginners In 30 Minutes, Volume 1: How to cut expenses, reduce debt, and better align spending & priorities

Israelmore Ayivor
“To become a better you, be willing to make the needed sacrifice. Don’t spend your money on luxuries.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

Thomas Paine
“When taxes are proposed, the country is amused by the plausible language of taxing luxuries. One thing is called a luxury at one time, and something else at another; but the real luxury does not consist in the article, but in the means of procuring it, and this is always kept out of sight.”
Thomas Paine, Rights of Man

Friedrich A. Hayek
“If all had to wait for better things until they could be provided for all, that day would in many instances never come. Even the poorest today owe their relative material well-being to the results of past inequality.”
Friedrich A. Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty

Nitya Prakash
“There are two kinds of luxuries; being alone and being with someone who understands.”
Nitya Prakash

Alexandre Dumas
“Старая история: излишества всегда стоят дороже всего!("Граф Монте-Кристо", А. Дюма)”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Israelmore Ayivor
“Don’t spend your money on luxuries. Save it and secure a safe future. Don’t crave for quick satisfaction.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

George Orwell
“Of course the post-war development of cheap luxuries has been a very fortunate thing for our rulers. It is quite likely that fish-and-chips, art-silk stockings, tinned salmon, cut-price chocolate (five two-ounce bars for sixpence), the movies, the radio, strong tea, and the Football Pools have between them averted revolution. Therefore we are some-times told that the whole thing is an astute manoeuvre by the governing class–a sort of 'bread and circuses' business–to hold the unemployed down. What I have seen of our governing class does not convince me that they have that much intelligence. The thing has happened, buy by an un-conscious process–the quite natural interaction between the manufacturer's need for a market and the need of half-starved people for cheap palliatives.”
George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier

Jo Jakeman
“She ventured out of the village that morning for what her mum would have called life's little luxuries. A soft gray dressing gown, a matching towel, and bubble bath promising the healing properties of sea kelp. Charlie knew there wasn't a big enough bottle enough to heal her wounds, but she was willing to begin the process. Penderrion was getting to her if she thought that anything with "sea" in the title could be soothing instead of threatening.”
Jo Jakeman, Safe House

Emily Henry
“I picked through buckets of cut flowers, longing for the days when I could afford a bundle of daisies for the kitchen, calla lilies for the nightstand in the bedroom. Of course, that had been back when Jacques and I were sharing an apartment. When you were renting in New York by yourself, there wasn’t much money for things that smelled good for a week, then died in front of you.”
Emily Henry, Beach Read

M.H. Rakib
“بعض اوقات زندگی میں آنےوالی ایک مصیبت انسان کو جینے کا وہ ڈھنگ دے جاتی ہے جو ہزارہا آسائشیں کبھی نھیں دے سکتیں”
M.H. Rakib, The Cavalier

Jason Medina
“You know? Ain’t it ironic how we live our entire lives without the luxury of time, only to spend an eternity in death.”
Jason Medina, A Ghost In New Orleans

Rashod Ollison
“We come here (literally) reaching for intimacy and love. But it seems soon after our arrival, we're made to believe that they're luxuries not necessities.”
Rashod Ollison

Karen Karbo
“Coco a spus, când vorbesc despre eleganță, vorbesc despre lux. Luxul trebuie să rămână invizibil, dar trebuie să se simtă. Luxul este simplu; este opusul complicației.
Luxul este o necesitate care începe acolo unde se sfârșesc necesitățile.
Unii oameni cred că luxul este opusul sărăciei. Nu este așa. El este opusul vulgarității. Luxul este opusul prestigiului.”
Karen Karbo, Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons From The World's Most Elegant Woman

Enock Maregesi
“Mlaodikia ni mtu anayejua kwamba bustani yake ina magugu lakini anaona uvivu kwenda kuipalilia. Kinachofanya aone uvivu kwenda kuipalilia ni raha za dunia hii. Usiwe vuguvugu. Kama umeamua kuwa moto kuwa moto. Kama umeamua kuwa baridi kuwa baridi.”
Enock Maregesi

Mercedes Lackey
“They camped at night among evergreens, and George showed her how to make use of her herbs for a lentil stew for breakfast. She already was thinking longingly of the food back in the Palace- though, she was ravenous enough to have eaten almost anything. But their fare was plain in the extreme and even though there was quite enough to keep her from feeling hungry, still, images of roast fowl, lamb, bowls of ripe fruit and yogurt, fresh bread and honeycomb, and sweet wine kept intruding between her and her plain flatbread and crumbled goat cheese and olives.”
Mercedes Lackey, One Good Knight

Sue Watson
“When we got back, we opened Bella's posh hamper which contained lovely luxuries that were pointless on their own. But we ate the olive biscuits and the chocolate mints and the jar of cherries in kirsch as well as Christmas cake and Beatrice's Jamaican rum cake and we drank champagne.”
Sue Watson, Bella's Christmas Bake Off

Abhijit Naskar
“Luxury is a violation of human rights, human health, and above all, human character.”
Abhijit Naskar, Corazon Calamidad: Obedient to None, Oppressive to None