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.