see self-indulgence as an enemy to be avoided and luck will find you.
veer dangerously close to the wrong side of self-indulgence.
His weak points were his wanton breaches of good faith, his extravagance, his frivolity and his self-indulgence.
Then, too late, patriots like Machiavelli perceived the suicidal self-indulgence of the past, which, by substituting mercenary troops for national militias, left the Italians at the absolute discretion.
To the saintliness of the cloister he added the wisdom of the man of the world; he was constant in misfortune, not elated by prosperity, never "carrying things to the sweating-point'," but preserving, in a time of universal corruption, unreality and self-indulgence, a nature sweet, pure, self-denying, unaffected.
He not merely lacked the ability to govern the empire in a time of crisis, but aggravated its dangers by his self-indulgence and vindictiveness.
In his last years he was given to self indulgence and scandalous excesses, which did not, however, alienate the London citizens, with whose wives he was too familiar.
It would seem that the key to his conduct was that he hated the hard work without which a despotic king cannot hope to assert his personality, and preferred leisure and vicious self-indulgence.
But even in the wealthier abbeys we find traces of thriftless administration, idleness, self-indulgence and occasionally grave moral scandals.
Edward IV., as has been already remarked, had many of the opportunities of the autocrat, if only he had cared to use them; Personal but his sloth and self-indulgence stood in the way.
Her long reign had not lacked intelligence and even greatness; she alone, amid all these princes, warped by self-indulgence or weakened by discord, had behaved like a statesman, and she alone understood the obligations of the government she had inherited.
A brief delve into self indulgence won't harm you.
However, Return to Cookie Mountain is largely a delight - an experimental album with a pop heart that avoids self-indulgence.
self-indulgence associated with this placement, and this can result in a failure to attain potential success.
Decorated with abundant fresh flowers and perfumed candles, the shop provides a wonderfully ambient setting for a little self-indulgence.
But no time for such self-indulgence that particular day.
This is above all a series which tries to shock, and it sometimes loses force through sheer self-indulgence.
But feeling without will or thought is impotent and tends to degenerate into mere self-indulgence.
I don't like it, it's just self-indulgence!
There is a degree of self-indulgence associated with this placement, and this can result in a failure to attain potential success.
See self-indulgence as an enemy to be avoided and luck will find you.
At their worst, they can veer dangerously close to the wrong side of self-indulgence.
While many people think that atomic clocks are an unnecessary self-indulgence, others appreciate the ultra high-tech components of their construction.
It also usually disallows business expenses that are disproportionately high because of personal convenience or self-indulgence.
While Mindless Self Indulgence is one of the thousands of popular MySpace music pages, their actual draw is not easy to understand.
Mindless Self Indulgence did a good job when they named themselves - it is as if they are under the impression they are the only ones who can hear what they are producing.
All that being said, no matter what Mindless Self Indulgence is trying to say or prove, all is lost in immature ramblings and novice ability.
While it is certainly not the best song ever or even the best song this year or even this week, the best Mindless Self Indulgence song available on MySpace right now is "Mark David Chapman."
Mindless Self Indulgence simply does not yet display these very necessary attributes for a political or socially minded sound.
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