|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.|
| 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.|| 2|
| 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.