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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.


John A. Logan


#coming #cost #forgotten #free #generations

I am rich beyond the dreams of avarice.


Edward Moore


#avarice #beyond #dreams #i #i am

Avarice seems to have so pervaded our vital principles as to battle all hopes of a remedy but for peace and plenty.


Edmund Pendleton


#battle #hopes #our #peace #pervaded

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.


Marquis de Sade


#avarice #cruelty #fluid #founded #lends

The best reason for committing loathsome and detestable acts--and let's face it, I am considered something of an expert in this field--is purely for their own sake. Monetary gain is all very well, but it dilutes the taste of wickedness to a lower level that is obtainable by anyone with an overdeveloped sense of avarice. True and baseless evil is as rare as the purest good--and we all know how rare that is...


Jasper Fforde


#detestable #dilutes #evil #expert #good

Now there was great rejoicing at the rumor of Alderic's quest, for all folk knew that he was a cautious man, and they deemed that he would succeed and enrich the world, and they rubbed their hands in the cities at the thought of largesse; and there was joy among all men in Alderic's country, except perchance among the lenders of money, who feared they would soon be paid. And there was rejoicing also because men hoped that when the Gibbelins were robbed of their hoard, they would shatter their high-built bridge and break the golden chains that bound them to the world, and drift back, they and their tower, to the moon, from which they had come and to which they rightly belonged. There was little love for the Gibbelins, though all men envied their hoard. ("The Hoard Of The Gibbelins")


Lord Dunsany


#fantasy #greed #heroic-fantasy #loans #money-lender

It was not curiosity that killed the goose who laid the golden egg, but an insatiable greed that devoured common sense.


E.A. Bucchianeri


#common-sense #curiosity #deadly-sins #faults #gold

Two hungry wolves let loose among sheep are not more harmful then a person craving after wealth and status is to his Deen (Religion).


al-Haafidh ibn Rajab al-Hanbalee


#craving-for-wealth #greed #quotes-of-prophet-muhammad #status #wealth

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.


Hans Urs von Balthasar


#avarice #beauty #bid #both #disinterested

Avarice, the spur of industry.


David Hume


#industry #spur






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