Quotes: extravagant

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  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    A miser grows rich by seeming poor. An extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.
  • Laurence Sterne
    Laurence Sterne
    British author 1713-1768
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    'Tis no extravagant arithmetic to say, that for every ten jokes, thou hast got an hundred enemies; and till thou hast gone on, and raised a swarm of wasps about thine ears, and art half stung to death by them, thou wilt never be convinced it is so.
  • American ladies are known abroad for two distinguishing traits (besides, possibly, their beauty and self-reliance), and these are their ill-health and their extravagant devotion to dress.
  • Evelyn Waugh
    Evelyn Waugh
    British novelist 1903-1966
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    His courtesy was somewhat extravagant. He would write and thank people who wrote to thank him for wedding presents and when he encountered anyone as punctilious as himself the correspondence ended only with death.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    I fear chiefly lest my expression may not be extravagant enough, may not wander far enough beyond the narrow limit of my daily experience, so as to be adequate to the truth of which I have been convinced. Extravagance! it depends on how you are yarded.
  • I was becoming wise by experience, and I was compelled to observe that when mud and wet sapped the physical energy of the lazily-inclined, a dog-whip became their backs, restoring them to a sound--some-times to an extravagant activity.
    Source: How I found Livingstone (1872) Ch. 6
  • Of all the wastes of human ignorance perhaps the most extravagant and costly to human growth has been the waste of the distinctive powers of womanhood after the child-bearing age.
  • Marcus Valerius Martial
    Marcus Valerius Martial
    Latin poet and epigrammatist 40-104
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    Rarity gives a charm; so early fruits and winter roses are the most prized; and coyness sets off an extravagant mistress, while the door always open tempts no suitor.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    The necessary has never been man's top priority. The passionate pursuit of the nonessential and the extravagant is one of the chief traits of human uniqueness. Unlike other forms of life, man's greatest exertions are made in the pursuit not of necessities but of superfluities.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Be true to your own act and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant to break the monotony of a decorous age.
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