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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
Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.
We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For at least another hundred years we must pretend to ourselves and to every one that fair is foul and foul is fair; for foul is useful and fair is not. Avarice and usury and precaution must be our gods for a little longer still.
John Maynard Keynes
'Maneater' is about N.Y.C. in the '80s. It's about greed, avarice, and spoiled riches.
Avarice, the sphincter of the heart.
Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.
Charles Caleb Colton
Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
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.
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
Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.
I know no man who feels deeper disgust than I do at the ambition, avarice, and profligacy of the priesthood, as well because every one of these vices is odious in itself, as because each of them separately and all of them together are utterly abhorrent in men making profession of a life dedicated to God.
Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Avarice, the spur of industry.
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
Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
Walter Savage Landor
Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home.
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
Love is always a stranger in the house of avarice.
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.
I am rich beyond the dreams of avarice.
Avarice is the vice of declining years.
Even if the whole earth and sea were turned to gold, they could hardly satisfy the avarice of a woman... You can more easily scratch a diamond with your fingernail than you can by any human ingenuity get a woman to consent to giving any of her savings.
I entreat masters to live a good life and faithfully to instruct their scholars, especially that they may love God and learn to give themselves to knowledge, in order to promote His honour, the welfare of the state, and their own salvation, but not for the sake of avarice or the praise of man.
Prudery is a kind of avarice, the worst of all.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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