17 Quotes Regarding Avarice


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Lord Byron

My regimen is lust and avarice for exercise, gluttony and sloth for relaxation.
Mason Cooley

Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.
Abraham Cowley

Instead of this we have luxury and avarice; public indigence side by side with private opulence; we glorify wealth and pursue idleness; between the worthy and the unworthy we make no distinction; all the prizes of virtue are awarded to ambition.
Gaius Sallustius Crispus

Truly, it is not want, but rather abundance, that breeds avarice.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Avarice, sphincter of the heart.
Michael Greene

History seems to us an arena of instincts and fashions, of appetite, avarice, and craving for power, of blood lust, violence, destruction, and wars, of ambitious ministers, venal generals, bombarded cities, and we too easily forget that this is only one of its many aspects.
Hermann Hesse

Avarice, the spur of industry, is so obstinate a passion, and works its way through so many real dangers and difficulties, that it is not likely to be scared by an imaginary danger, which is so small that it scarcely admits of calculation.
David Hume

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.
Samuel Johnson

Avarice is more directly opposed to thrift than generosity is.
François La Rochefoucauld

We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
Titus Livius

All social rules and all relations between individuals are eroded by a cash economy, avarice drags Pluto himself out of the bowels of the earth.
Karl Marx

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Thomas Middleton

By avarice and selfishness, and a groveling habit, from which none of us is free, of regarding the soil as property, or the means of acquiring property chiefly, the landscape is deformed, husbandry is degraded with us, and the farmer leads the meanest of lives. He knows Nature but as a robber.
Henry David Thoreau

It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.
George Washington

Enriched beyond the dreams of any normal person’s avarice, she accumulated possessions with a single-minded lust that calls to mind those ancient Romans who gorged themselves, then vomited so they could gorge again.
Russell Watson

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