38 Opulence Quotes On Success In Life

These opulence quotes will inspire you. Opulence is great wealth or luxuriousness.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging opulence quotes, opulence sayings, and opulence proverbs.

Best Opulence Quotes

  1. “Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things.” ~ Adam Smith
  2. “It is thus that you may lead a charmed life and be forever protected from all harm; it is thus you may become a positive force whereby conditions of opulence and harmony may be attracted to you.” ~ Charles F. Haanel
  3. “One arranges flowers as the spirit moves you; to obey some inner prompting to put this colour with that, to have brilliance here, line there, a sense of opulence in this place or sparseness in that; to suit your surroundings, your mood, the weather, the occasion. In a word, to do as you please, just as, if you could, you might paint a picture.” ~ Constance Spry
  4. “Protection is the first necessity of opulence and luxury.” ~ Joseph Conrad

  5. “To all my friends without distinction I am ready to display my opulence: come one, come all; and whosoever likes to take a share is welcome to the wealth that lies within my soul.” ~ Antisthenes
  6. “With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches, which in their eye is never so complete as when they appear to possess those decisive marks of opulence which nobody can possess but themselves.” ~ Adam Smith
  7. “If the demand for home commodities should be diminished, because of the fall of rent on the part of the landlords, it will be increased in a far greater degree by the increased opulence of the commercial classes.” ~ David Ricardo
  8. “Defense is superior to opulence.” ~ Adam Smith

  9. “In a community where public services have failed to keep abreast of private consumption things are very different. Here, in an atmosphere of private opulence and public squalor, the private goods have full sway.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith
  10. “With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches.” ~ Adam Smith
  11. “If poverty makes man groan, he yawns in opulence. When fortune exempts us from labor, nature overwhelms us with time.” ~ Antoine Rivarol
  12. “Only economists mistake physical opulence for riches.” ~ Aldo Leopold

  13. “Poverty always looks the same, no matter where you come across it. The rich can always express their opulence by varying their lives. Different houses, clothes, cars. Or thoughts, dreams. But for the poor there is nothing but compulsory grayness, the only form of expression available to poverty.” ~ Henning Mankell
  14. “Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, and paradise is when you have none.” ~ Doug Larson
  15. “The extremes of opulence and of want are more remarkable, and more constantly obvious, in [Great Britain] than in any other place that I ever saw.” ~ John Quincy Adams
  16. “We are suggesting a new kind of opulence, of intelligent indulgence over blind gluttony.” ~ Naeem Khan

  17. “Religion is for the man in humble life, and to raise his nature, and to put him in mind of a state in which the privileges of opulence will cease, when he will be equal by nature, and may be more than equal by virtue.” ~ Edmund Burke
  18. “The opulence of Wilde is a bit too florid for Sherlock, who is a much darker character, … fascinated by the human condition, but also overwhelmed by it.” ~ Rupert Everett
  19. “Those who have past much of their lives in this great city, look upon its opulence and its multitudes, its extent and variety, with cold indifference; but an inhabitant of the remoter parts of the kingdom is immediately distinguished by a kind of dissipated curiosity, a busy endeavour to divide his attention amongst a thousand objects, and a wild confusion of astonishment and alarm.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  20. “It is with the approach of winter that cats…wear their richest fur and assume an air of sumptuous and delightful opulence.” ~ Pierre Loti

  21. “Riches are oft by guilt and baseness earn’d;
    Or dealt by chance to shield a lucky knave,
    Or throw a cruel sunshine on a fool.
    But for one end, one much-neglected use,
    Are riches worth your care; (for nature’s wants
    Are few, and without opulence supplied;)
    This noble end is, to produce the soul;
    To show the virtues in their fairest light;
    To make humanity the minister
    Of bounteous Providence; and teach the breast
    The generous luxury the gods enjoy.” ~ John Armstrong
  22. “”If you die, you get to heaven; and if you win, you enjoy the earth” (Gita). Even if you die in this attempt, well and good, many will take up the work, following your example. And if you succeed, you will live a life of great opulence.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  23. “Plenty is the original cause of many of our needs; and even the poverty, which is so frequent and distressful in civilized nations, proceeds often from that change of manners which opulence has produced. Nature makes us poor only when we want necessaries; but custom gives the name of poverty to the want of superfluities.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  24. “What very often happens when people make films about rich people, the camera is quite mesmerised by the opulence and quite theatrical in fact.” ~ Tilda Swinton

  25. “It is a thing which every sensible American should learn from every sensible Englishman, that glare and glitter, gimcracks and gewgaws, are not indispensable to domestic solacement.” ~ Herman Melville
  26. “Poems offer us counter-knowledges. They let us see what is invisible to ordinary looking, and to find in overlooked corners the opulence of our actual lives. Similarly, we usually spend our waking hours trying to be sure of things – of our decisions, our ideas, our choices. We so want to be right. But we walk by right foot and left foot.” ~ Jane Hirshfield
  27. “The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labour of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.” ~ Jean-Baptiste Say
  28. “Out of all the opulences of a living entity its humility which pleases Krishna. Other opulences can also please Krishna if offered with humility.” ~ Radhanath Swami

  29. “Around the middle of last year I started listening to a lot of rap, like Nicki Minaj and Drake… They all sing about such opulence, stuff that just didn’t relate to me – or anyone that I knew. I began thinking, “How are we listening to this? It’s completely irrelevant.”” ~ Lorde
  30. “I like to go for a certain over-the-top opulence when naming the drone pieces whereas the song titles are all about concision, I guess. I mean, if I were truly a purist, I’d call things, “Long Piece #27” or “Newest Fast Song”, but I enjoy titling and it is helpful at rehearsals or when making set-lists.” ~ David First
  31. “But while so many white Americans are unaware of conditions inside the ghetto, there are very few ghetto dwellers who are unaware of the life outside. The television sets bombard them day by day with the opulence of the larger society.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  32. “Opulence is the law of the universe, an abundant supply for every need if nothing is put in the way of its coming.” ~ Ralph Waldo Trine

  33. “Painting seems to be to the eye what dancing is to the limbs. When that has educated the frame to self-possession, to nimbleness,to grace, the steps of the dancing-master are better forgotten; so painting teaches me the splendor of color and the expression of form, and as I see many pictures and higher genius in the art, I see the boundless opulence of the pencil, the indifferency in which the artist stands free to choose out of the possible forms.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  34. “If Julian had flattered himself that his personal connexion with the capital of the East would be productive of mutual satisfaction to the prince and people, he made a very false estimate of his own character, and of the manners of Antioch. The warmth of the climate disposed the natives to the most intemperate enjoyment of tranquillity and opulence; and the lively licentiousness of the Greeks was blended with the hereditary softness of the Syrians.” ~ Edward Gibbon
  35. “But if anyone were to conduct his life by reason He would find great riches in living a peaceful life And being contented; one is never short of a little But men want always to be powerful and famous So that their fortune rests on a solid foundation And they can spend a placid life in opulence. There isn’t a hope of it; to attain great honours You have to struggle along a dangerous way And even when you reach the top there is envy Which can strike you down like lightning into Tartarus. For envy, like lightning, generally strikes at the top Or any point which sticks out from the ordinary level.” ~ Lucretius
  36. “Luxury starts where functionality ends and where the true value is personal and so has no price or reason.” ~ Marcel Wanders

  37. “The Land of Israel will be small, but the people of Israel will make it great. Not
    in opulence, but in eminence will their destiny be fulfilled, and the elixir of their
    pride will be distilled not out of dominion or far-flung borders, but out of the
    faithful and skillful building of the good society.” ~ Abba Hillel Silver
  38. “But the stuff that I do is more like all the comic roles like in The Merry Widow and Die Fledermaus and I just did this Offenbach operetta at the LA Opera. I love it. I just love it. For me, it’s like a great mesh of musical theatre and my classical oboe background to be standing on these huge stages with a full orchestra and all the opulence. I’m a complete sucker for the over-the-topness.” ~ Jason Graae

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