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It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work.
The '20s ended in an era of extravagance, sort of like the one we're in now. There was a big crash, but then the country picked itself up again, and we had some great years. Those were the days when American believed in itself. I was happy and proud to be painting it.
Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.
Charles Caleb Colton
They've listed my name in the dictionary - 'Imeldific' is used to mean ostentatious extravagance... But the truth will prevail.
Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance; our love of the things of the mind does not make us soft.
My extravagance is my garden - it's the first thing I look at every morning when I wake up. It gives me so much pleasure.
I hate the idea of natural. For example, I prefer gardens to wild nature. I like to see the human touch. High heels are a complete invention - an extravagance. They're far from natural, but it's the impracticality that I adore. I prefer the useless to the useful, the sophisticated to the natural.
Collecting has been my great extravagance. It's a way of being. I collect for the same reason that I eat too much-I'm one of nature's shoppers.
A bedroom requires a bed. Everything else was extravagance. Well, he had a bed all right.
An extravagance is something that your spirit thinks is a necessity.
We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand.
My mother's illness fitted into this protest against the treatment of the sick who could not pay, the inefficiency of commercialism, the waste, the extravagance, and the poverty.
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