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Worldly wealth is the Devil's bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun. - Robert Burton

Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook. - Ben Jonson

Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind. - Socrates

For evil news rides post, while good news baits. - Philip Massinger

Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise. - Lord Chesterfield

Plato divinely calls pleasure the bait of evil, inasmuch as men are caught by it as fish by a hook. [La., Divine Plato escam malorum appeliat voluptatem, quod ea videlicet homines capiantur, ut pisces hamo] - Cicero [Marcus Tullius Cicero]

The intellectual man requires a fine bait; the sots are easily amused. But everybody is drugged with his own frenzy, and the pageant marches at all hours, with music and banner and badge. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pleasure is the bait of sin. - Plato [Platon]

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it. - Thomas Jefferson