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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
  We see the pernicious effects of luxury in the ancient Romans, who immediately found themselves poor as soon as this vice got footing among them.
Joseph Addison.    
  Seneca draws a picture of that disorderly luxury which changes day into night, and night into day, and inverts every stated hour of every office of life.
David Hume.    
  Ourselves are easily provided for; it is nothing but the circumstantials (the apparatus or equipage) of human life that costs so much.
Alexander Pope: Letters to Gay.    
  By luxury we condemn ourselves to greater torments than have yet been invented by anger or revenge, or inflicted by the greatest tyrants upon the worst of men.
Sir William Temple.    

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