|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Oliver Wendell Holmes (18091894)|
|QUOTATION:|| There is that glorious epicurean paradox uttered by my friend the historian, 1 in one of his flashing moments: Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries. To this must certainly be added that other saying of one of the wittiest of men: 2 Good Americans when they die go to Paris.|
|ATTRIBUTION:||The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. vi.|
John Lothrop Motley.
Said Scopas of Thessaly, We rich men count our felicity and happiness to lie in these superfluities, and not in those necessary things.Plutarch: On the Love of Wealth. [back]
Thomas Gold Appleton (18121884). [back]