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A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment.

Walter Bagehot (1826-1877) British economist.

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.

Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) English author.

Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.