There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. And there is not greater disaster than greed.
— Lao Tzu

The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Miguel de Cervantes lavish quote

Talking much is a sign of vanity, for the one who is lavish with words is cheap in deeds.
— Sir Walter Raleigh

The art of advertisement, after the American manner, has introduced into all our life such a lavish use of superlatives, that no standard of value whatever is intact.
— Percy Wynham Lewis

America -- rather, the United States -- seems to me to be the Jew among the nations. It is resourceful, adaptable, maligned, envied, feared, imposed upon. It is warm-hearted, over-friendly; quick-witted, lavish, colorful; given to extravagant speech and gestures; its people are travelers and wanderers by nature, moving, shifting, restless; swarming in Fords, in ocean liners; craving entertainment; volatile. The chuckle among the nations of the world.
— lavish quotation by Edna Ferber