Subjects — E
As to the rout that is made about people who are ruined by extravagance, it is no matter to the nation that some individuals suffer. When so much general productive exertion is the consequence of luxury, the nation does not care though there are debtors in gaol; nay, they would not care though their creditors were there too.
I get so tired listening to, ‘One million dollars here. One million dollars there.’ It’s so petty.
My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends —
It gives a lovely light!
Where there is no extravagance there is no love, and where there is no love there is no understanding.
A miser grows rich by seeming poor. An extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.