Quotations About This Subject
- 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.
- 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.
- On the soft bed of luxury many kingdoms have expired.
- Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
- 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.
- Now we suffer the evils of a long peace; luxury more cruel than war broods over us and avenges a conquered world.
- Luxury! more perilous to youth than storms or quicksand, poverty or chains.
- 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.
- The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.