Luxury is either the result of wealth or makes it necessary; luxury corrupts simultaneously the rich and the poor, the former by ownership, the latter by coveting. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau (The Social Contract, or Principles of Political Right Quotes)

Luxury is either the result of wealth or makes it necessary; luxury corrupts simultaneously the rich and the poor, the former by ownership, the latter by coveting.[Le luxe est l’effet des richesses ou il les rend nécessaires; il corrompt à la fois le riche et le pauvre, l’un par la possession, l’autre par la convoitise.]

Source:Book III. Chapter IV. Democracy
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