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Letter "A" » avarice
«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.»
Author: Francesco Petrarch
«Enriched beyond the dreams of any normal person's avarice, she accumulated possessions with a single-minded lust that calls to mind those ancient Romans who gorged themselves, then vomited so they could gorge again.»
«Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.»
«Avarice, the spur of industry»
«For at least another hundred years we must pre?tend 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.»
«Be niggards of advice on no pretense, For the worst avarice is that of sense»
«Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair.»
, The Gambler
«Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.»
«Gambling is the son of avarice and the father of despair.»
«All social rules and all relations between individuals are eroded by a cash economy, avarice drags Pluto himself out of the bowels of the earth.»
Author: Karl Marx
, social relations