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 […]
The avarice of mankind is insatiable.
If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that it may be said to possess him.
Avarice is the vice of declining years.
So for a good old gentlemanly vice I think I must take up with avarice.