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79,988.  Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.  (Luxury & Necessity)  Dorothy Parker

 

 

79,989.  Give us the luxuries of life, and we’ll dispense with its necessities.  (Luxury & Necessity)  John Lothrop Motley 1857

 

 

61,731.  Part of a collection of some of the most wondrous luxuries the world has ever seen.  (Greece & Luxury)  Dr Michael Scott, Guilty Pleasures I: Luxury in Ancient Greece: Nothing in Excess BBC 2013

 

61,732.  An idyll that touches on democracy, patriotism, on social harmony and epic courage, and even on the divine … Luxury is a rare thing … The haves and the have-nots.  (Greece & Luxury)  ibid.

 

61,733.  Luxury as political propaganda.  (Greece & Luxury)  ibid.

 

61,734.  A serious danger of civil unrest.  Or even revolution.  (Greece & Luxury)  ibid.

 

61,735.  The birth of democracy and a new role for luxury ... Led by a man called Cleisthenes, invoked the mass of the people, to break the power of its enemies ... The rule of the people: one man one vote ... Democracy was established in Athens in 508 B.C.  (Greece & Luxury & Democracy)  ibid.

 

61,736.  The Acropolis was rebuilt.  (Greece & Luxury)  ibid.   

 

61,737.  Perecles’ play: The Persians [luxurious and decadent].  (Greece & Luxury)  ibid.

 

61,738.  We’re off to Sparta: ’cause luxury was an issue there too.  (Greece & Luxury & Sparta)  ibid.

 

61,739.  Sparta was very different from Athens.  (Greece & Luxury & Sparta)  ibid.

 

61,740.  Sparta had no city walls.  (Greece & Luxury & Sparta)  ibid.

 

61,741.  Sparta was organised for war.  (Greece & Luxury & Sparta)  ibid.

 

61,742.  By the end of the fifth century the Spartan military machine dominated mainland Greece.  (Greece & Luxury & Sparta)  ibid.

 

61,743.  The remains of ancient Sparta are not impressive.  (Greece & Luxury & Sparta)  ibid.

 

61,744.  This Spartan stoicism even extended beyond death. (Greece & Luxury & Sparta)  ibid.

 

61,745.  Inverted minimalist luxury.  (Greece & Luxury & Sparta)  ibid.

 

 

79,990.  King’s Chapel was built so that priests could pray for the soul of one man – King Henry VI – to secure his place in heaven.  (Luxury & Henry VI)  Dr Michael Scott, Guilty Pleasures: Luxury in the Middle Ages II, BBC 2013

 

79,991.  Luxury could damage your very soul – it was becoming a deadly sin.  ibid.

 

79,992.  The Church could not stop the march of luxury.  ibid.  

 

 

79,993.  Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty.  It is not.  It is the opposite of vulgarity.  Coco Chanel

 

 

79,994.  Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.  Coco Chanel

 

 

79,996.  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.  Lord Byron, Don Juan V: 65

 

 

79,997.  Fell luxury! more perilous to youth

Than storms or quicksands, poverty or chains.  Hannah More, Belshazzar

 

 

79,998.  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.  Hannah More, Essays, Dissipation

 

 

79,999.  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.  Robert Pollok, Course of Time VII:69

 

 

80,000.  The idea of a slow approach to the luxury of leisure drove him wild. He was, of course, progressing toward it, but, like a child eating his ice cream so slowly that he couldn't taste it at all.  F Scott Fitzgerald, The Offshore Pirate

 

 

80,001.   They want luxury and they want love and they want admiration.  John Steinbeck, East of Eden

 

 

81,283.  Whether we can afford it or not, we must have superfluities.  (Money & Luxury)  John Gay, Polly 1729