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Loosen the bonds of avarice from your hands and neck. - Jalal-Uddin Rumi


At length corruption, like a general flood (So long by watchful ministers withstood), Shall deluge all; and avarice, creeping on, Spread like a low-born mist, and blot the sun. - Alexander Pope


It is not the want, but rather abundance that creates avarice. - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne


Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked. - Walter Savage Landor


Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things. - Seneca [Lucius Annaeus Seneca]


We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice. - Samuel Johnson


Three sparks, pride, envy, and avarice, have been kindled in all hearts. [It., Superbia, invidia ed avarizia sono Le tre faville che hanno i cori accesi] - Danielle Vare


Avarice, envy, pride, Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of all On Fire. - Danielle Vare


Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair. - Charles Caleb Colton