The lust of avarice as so totally seized upon mankind that their wealth seems rather to possess them than they possess their wealth.
Men are most apt to believe what they least understand; and through the lust of human wit obscure things are more easily credited.
Lust is an enemy to the purse, a foe to the person, a canker to the mind, a corrosive to the conscience, a weakness of the wit, a besotter of the senses, and finally, a mortal bane to all the body.
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