Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home.
Food is not evil, but gluttony is. Childbearing is not evil, but fornication is. Money is not evil, but avarice is. Glory is not evil, but vainglory is. Indeed, there is no evil in existing things, but only in their misuse.
Avarice starves its possessor to fatten those who come after, and who are eagerly awaiting the demise of the accumulator.
The avarice person is ever in want; let your desired aim have a fixed limit.
Avarice and Happiness never saw each other, how then should they become acquainted?
Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.
So for a good old-gentlemanly vice, I think I must take up with avarice.
Five enemies of peace inhabit with us - avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
Avarice is generally the last passion of those lives of which the first part has been squandered in pleasure, and the second devoted to ambition. He that sinks under the fatigue of getting wealth, lulls his age with the milder business of saving it
For at least another hundred years we must pretend to ourselves and to every one that fair is foul and foul is fair; for foul is useful and fair is not. Avarice and usury and precaution must be our gods for a little longer still.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.
When money is unreasonably coveted, it is a disease of the mind which is called avarice.
The lust of avarice as so totally seized upon mankind that their wealth seems rather to possess them than they possess their wealth.
In plain Truth, it is no Want, but rather Abundance that creates Avarice.
Poverty wants much; but avarice, everything.
To hazard much to get much has more of avarice than wisdom.
Prudery is a kind of avarice, the worst of all.
Avarice, the spur of industry.
We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.
Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided republic.
Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.
Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world refused to understand itself, a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably has bid farewell to our new world, a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness.
We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our constitution was made for a moral and religious people... it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
It is a bitter thought to an avaricious spirit that by and by all these accumulations must be left behind. We can only carry away from this world the flavor of our good or evil deeds.
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