I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
Recognizing that the world is governed by a minority, the sexually active, and that they hold sway of a huge majority of the nonsexual, those people too young or too old or too poor or too homely or sick or crazy or powerless to be able to afford sexual partners (or the luxury of systematic, sustained and shared introspection, so sexual in its own way). All advertisements and films and songs are addressed to sexuals, to their rash whims and finicky tastes.Edmund White
Thus first necessity invented stools, Convenience next suggested elbow-chairs, And luxury the accomplished sofa last.william cowper
Moving fluidly and jabbing, slipping punches and countering rather than swarming over DeJesus, he stalked him, relentlessly wearing him down and coolly destroying him with savage punches to the body. For 11 rounds Duran bested the classic boxer at his own game, robbing him of his speed and his will to fight, and only then did he permit himself the luxury of putting DeJesus away.roberto durán
A slab of bread "buttered" with lard and, if you were lucky, seasoned with salt and pepper, was a luxury.jimmy hoffa
The luxury of ostentation affords a much less substantial and solid gratification, than the luxury of comfort, if I may be allowed the expression.jean-baptiste say
In our profession, precision and perfection are not a dispensable luxury, but a simple necessity.niklaus wirth
luxury spreads its ample board before their eyes; but they are excluded from the banquet. Plenty revels over the fields; but they are starving in the midst of its abundance: the whole wilderness has blossomed into a garden; but they feel as reptiles that infest it.washington irving
Every luxury was lavished on you atheism, breast- feeding, circumcision.
For all their luxury was doing good.samuel garth
Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.Golda Meir
The greatest foe to art is luxury, art cannot live in its atmosphere.william morris
There is a luxury in self-dispraise;And inward self-disparagement affordsTo meditative spleen a grateful feast.william wordsworth
It would be hard to find a single example in history in which a group that cast more than 50 percent of the vote got away with calling itself the victim... Women are the only 'oppressed' group to share the same parents as the 'oppressor'; to be born into the middle class and upper class as frequently as the 'oppressor'; to own more of the culture's luxury items than the 'oppressor'...warren farrell
This is the first time in history that we’ve had this level of luxury, so we have a new opportunity to rethink the way we approach God.warren farrell
Thought's a luxury. Do you think the peasant sits and thinks of God and democracy when he gets inside his mud hut at night?
There is a luxury in self-dispraise; And inward self-disparagement affords To meditative spleen a grateful feast.william wordsworth
When all the birds are faint with the hot sun, And hide in cooling trees, a voice will run From hedge to hedge about the new-mown mead; That is the grasshopper's he takes the lead In summer luxury he has never done With his delights, for when tired out with fun, He rests at ease beneath some pleasant weed.john keats
The dull people decided years and years ago, as everyone knows, that novel-writing was the lowest species of literary exertion, and that novel reading was a dangerous luxury and an utter waste of time.
All these young millionaires were anarchists, of course: when a man possesses everything it is the supreme luxury for him to deny society: for in that way he can evade his responsibilities.
Mathematics is the bold luxury of pure reason, one of the few that remain today.
He was not an ascetic , but he despised luxury and the pursuit of artificial pleasures of the senses .
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