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