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  • Michelangelo
    Michelangelo
    Italian sculptor, painter and poet 1475-1564
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    Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
    Oliver Goldsmith
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    If frugality were established in the state, and if our expenses were laid out to meet needs rather than superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants, and even fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Nature makes us poor only when we want necessaries, but custom gives the name of poverty to the want of superfluities.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only. Money is not required to buy one necessary of the soul.
  • 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.
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