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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

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

There's something unique about the United States, a sense of individual rights and freedoms, and a sense of social and civic responsibility that we contributed to so much of the world. We lost that mission in the 1980s and 1990s, when we entered a gilded age, and the culture of individualism became a culture of avarice.


George Hickenlooper


#age #avarice #became #civic #contributed

The lust of avarice as so totally seized upon mankind that their wealth seems rather to possess them than they possess their wealth.


Pliny the Elder


#lust #mankind #possess #rather #seems

Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home.


Thornton Wilder


#envy #every #home #pride

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.


Petrarch


#anger #avarice #banished #enjoy #envy

Avarice, the sphincter of the heart.


Matthew Green


#heart

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


Lucius Annaeus Seneca


#avarice #luxury #many #poverty #some






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