Avarice Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Avarice Quotes from famous authors such as Cyril Connolly, Cornel West, Pliny the Elder, Jan Hus, John Maynard Keynes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
Cyril Connolly
I have nothing against rich brothers and sisters. Pray for ’em every day. But callousness and indifference, greed and avarice is something that’s shot through all of us.
Cornel West
The invention of money opened a new field to human avarice by giving rise to usury and the practice of lending money at interest while the owner passes a life of idleness.
Pliny the Elder
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.
Jan Hus
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
Avarice is the vice of declining years.
George Bancroft
Avarice, the sphincter of the heart.
Matthew Green
I am rich beyond the dreams of avarice.
Edward Moore
Love is always a stranger in the house of avarice.
Andreas Capellanus
Pride, envy, avarice – these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.
Dante Alighieri
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
Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home.
Thornton Wilder
Avarice, the spur of industry.
David Hume
Holy poverty confounds cupidity and avarice and the cares of this world.
Francis of Assisi
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
I learned how to comport myself among trolls, elves, hobbits or goblins. I learned that a friend can be lost to greed and avarice. I learned that solving riddles may be as important a survival skill as bowmanship. I know how to talk to a dragon, and that it’s best not to.
Karen Joy Fowler
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.
Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Prudery is a kind of avarice, the worst of all.
Avarice is a deadly sin.
Saint Patrick