If you would abolish avarice, you must abolish its mother, luxury.
Avarice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey’s end.
Poverty wants some things, luxury many, avarice all things.
Great abundance of riches cannot be gathered and kept by any man without sin.
The darkest day in a man’s career is that wherein he fancies there is some easier way of getting a dollar than by squarely earning it.
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.
Avarice is always poor.
Avarice increases with the increasing pile of gold.
But the avaricious man who thinks of nothing else but gain or money, and ambitious man who thinks of nothing but glory, inasmuch as they do harm, and are, heretofore, though worthy of hatred, not believed to be mad. In truth, however, avarice, lust, etc., are a kind of madness, although they are not reckoned […]
Is the paltry consideration of a little pelf to individuals to be placed in competition with the essential rights and liberties of the present generation, and of millions yet unborn? Shall a few designing men, for their own aggrandizement, and to gratify their own avarice, overset the goodly fabric we have been rearing at the […]