Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.
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.
Henry David Thoreau
Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
Take care of luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.
If the world were a paradise of luxury and ease, a land flowing with milk and honey, where
every Jack obtained his Jill at once and without any difficulty, men would either die of
boredom or hang themselves; or there would be wars, massacres, and murders; so that in the
end mankind would inflict more suffering on itself than it has now to accept at the hands of
We shall forgo our luxuries but not our pleasures.
Sir Winston Churchill
Give me the luxuries and anyone else can have the necessaries.
Anger is a luxury one cannot
It's a luxury being a writer, because all you ever think about is life.
A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
Henry Ward Beecher
We may be reluctant to admit it, but we likely acquired many of our possessions to project a
certain image... Why would we pay double (or even triple) the price for a "luxury" car?
Because automakers pay advertising firms big bucks to convince us that our cars are
projections of ourselves, our personalities, and our positions in the corporate world or social
I have a simple taste, only the best.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.
Simple routine have a greater impact. It is not just to cut costs that we avoid luxury hotels.
We do not need fancy cars, posh titles, tailor made uniforms or other status symbols.
Living in the lap of luxury isn't bad, except you never know when luxury is going to stand up.
Accustom thyself to a way of living that is neat and decent without luxury.
It is impossible to overdo luxury.
I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity.
Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language. I stay in the game to fight it.
Men aren't necessities, they're luxuries.
Just like becoming an expert in wine - you learn by drinking it, the best you can afford - you
learn about great food by finding the best there is, whether simply or luxurious. Then you
savor it, analyze it, and discuss it with your companions, and you compare it with other
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
Luxury is a necessity that begins where necessity ends.
Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you
have three – and paradise is when you have none.
Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
G. K. Chesterton
Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein
Give me the luxuries of life and I will gladly do without the necessities.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Women want men, careers, money, children, friends, luxury, comfort, independence, freedom,
respect, love, and a three-dollar pantyhose that won't run.
When there is nothing to eat but corn, rice is a luxury.
African proverb, Hausa
Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.
Another ingredient in a happy marriage: Budget the luxuries first!
Robert A. Heinlein
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world.
Wealth is the parent of of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness,
and both of discontent.
The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive.
Luxury is the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress.
When you're not used to comfort and good things to eat, you're intoxicated by them in no time.
Luxury means to live free of conventions and expectations.
Anton Wolfgang Count Faber-Castell
On the soft bed of luxury many kingdoms have expired.
Luxury is attention to detail, originality, exclusivity and above all quality.
Smart people always choose comfort over luxury.