luxury

A Quote by Samuel Parkes Cadman on anxiety, defeat, desires, dreams, heroism, idleness, life, luxury, persuasion, promises, rest, safety, security, spirituality, success, and vision

By whatever basis human desires are classified, the promise of an abundant life covers virtually all. To the spiritual it suggests escape from futility; to the sensuous it calls up visions of luxury; to the defeated it is a dream of success. To the idle it pledges ease; to the weary, rest; to the frightened it means safety; to the anxious, security; and to the improvident it conjures inexhaustible resources. Persuade a man that you can give him the thing he most desires and you will be his hero; offer him justification for his failures and he will be your disciple; assure him a boundless supply of "loaves and fishes" and he will seek to make you king.

Samuel Parkes Cadman (1864 - 1936)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on authority, beginning, hypocrisy, luxury, and sincerity

Sincerity is the luxury allowed, like diadems and authority, only to the highest rank. . . . Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on luxury and understanding

It is a luxury to be understood.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on luxury and men

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Men are conservatives when they are least vigorous, or when they are most luxurious. They are conservatives after dinner.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Essays. New England Reformers

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A Quote by Plato on discontent, indolence, luxury, parenthood, poverty, and wealth

Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

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A Quote by Otto von Bismarck on luxury

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The luxury of one's own opinion.

Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898)

Source: Speech to the Prussian Diet, December 17, 1873

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on confession and luxury

There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891

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A Quote by Orson Welles on life and luxury

Living in the lap of luxury isn't bad, except that you never know when luxury is going to stand up.

Orson Welles (1915 - 1985)

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on heaven and luxury

O Luxury! thou curst by Heaven's decree!

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on good, learning, and luxury

And learn the luxury of doing good.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Traveller

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