Last modified on 13 April 2014, at 17:10

Luxury

Luxury is a state of wealth and comfort, often through the ownership and enjoyment of things that are expensive and unnecessary for survival.

SourcedEdit

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 484-85.
  • Blesses his stars, and thinks it luxury.
  • To treat a poor wretch with a bottle of Burgundy, and fill his snuff-box, is like giving a pair of laced ruffles to a man that has never a shirt on his back.
  • Sofas 'twas half a sin to sit upon,
    So costly were they; carpets, every stitch
    Of workmanship so rare, they make you wish
    You could glide o'er them like a golden fish.
  • Blest hour! It was a luxury—to be!
  • O Luxury! thou curst by Heaven's decree.
  • Such dainties to them, their health it might hurt:
    It's like sending them ruffles, when wanting a shirt.
  • Then there is that glorious Epicurean paradox, uttered by my friend, the Historian in one of his flashing moments: "Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries."
  • Fell luxury! more perilous to youth
    Than storms or quicksands, poverty or chains.
  • Luxury and dissipation, soft and gentle as their approaches are, and silently as they throw their silken chains about the heart, enslave it more than the most active and turbulent vices.
  • 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.
  • Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail.
  • 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?
  • Like sending them ruffles, when wanting a shirt.
  • Falsely luxurious, will not man awake?

External linksEdit

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has an article about:
Wiktionary-logo-en.svg
Look up luxury in Wiktionary, the free dictionary