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AVARICE
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[ Also see Acquirement Covetousness Economy Frugality Gain Gold Greed Misers Money Possession Property Riches Selfishness Wealth ]

Rich men without convictions are more dangerous in modern society than poor women without chastity.
      - George Bernard Shaw

I am a Millionaire. That is my religion.
      - George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara

Avarice is the most oppose of all characters to that of God Almighty, whose alone it is to give and not receive.
      - William Shenstone

Some men are called sagacious, merely on account of their avarice; whereas a child can clench its fist the moment it is born.
      - William Shenstone

The objects of avarice and ambition differ only in their greatness. A miser is as furious about a halfpenny as the man of ambition about the conquest of a kingdom.
      - Adam Smith (1)

And in his lap a masse of coyne he told
  And turned upside down, to feede his eye
    And covetous desire with his huge treasury.
      - Edmund Spenser

A poor spirit is poorer than a poor purse. A very few pounds a year would ease a man of the scandal of avarice.
      - Jonathan Swift

Poverty is in want of much, but avarice of everything.
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus)

Poverty wants much; but avarice, everything.
  [Lat., Desunt inopiae multa, avaritiae omnia.]
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus), Maxims (441)

The man who worships mere wealth is a snob.
      - Anthony Trollope

Some o'erenamor'd of their bags run mad,
  Groan under gold, yet weep for want of bread.
      - Edward Young

The avaricious man is like the barren, sandy ground of the desert, which sucks in all the rain and dews with greediness, but yields no fruitful herbs or plants for the benefit of others.
      - Zeno

Many have been ruined by their fortunes; many have escaped ruin by the want of fortune. To obtain it, the great have become little, and the little great.
      - Johann Georg von Zimmermann


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