65 Avarice Quotes On Success In Life

These avarice quotes will inspire you. Avarice extreme greed for wealth or material gain.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging avarice quotes, avarice sayings, and avarice proverbs.

Best Avarice Quotes

  1. “Of all the systems of religion that ever were invented, there is no more derogatory to the Almighty, more unedifying to man, more repugnant to reason, and more contradictory to itself than this thing called Christianity. Too absurd for belief, too impossible to convince, and too inconsistent for practice, it renders the heart torpid or produces only atheists or fanatics. As an engine of power, it serves the purpose of despotism, and as a means of wealth, the avarice of priests, but so far as respects the good of man, in general, it leads to nothing here or hereafter.” ~ Thomas Paine
  2. “The Devil endeavors by every means to keep men in error, in the enticement of the passions, in darkness of mind and heart; in pride, avarice, covetousness, envy, hatred, wicked impatience and irritation; in evil despondence, in the abominations of fornication, adultery, theft, false witness, blasphemy, negligence, slothfulness, and sluggishness.” ~ John of Kronstadt
  3. “He who is always in a hurry to be wealthy and immersed in the study of augmenting his fortune has lost the arms of reason and deserted the post of virtue.” ~ Horace
  4. “Greed’s worst point is its ingratitude.” ~ Seneca the Younger

  5. “Avarice begets more vices than Priam did children and like Priam survives them all. It starves its keeper to surfeit those who wish him dead, and makes him submit to more mortifications to lose heaven than the martyr undergoes to gain it.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  6. “Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.” ~ Erich Fromm , Greed avarice quotes
  7. “Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  8. “I am rich beyond the dreams of avarice.” ~ George Edward Moore

  9. “It is but shaping the bribe to the taste, and everyone has his price.” ~ Samuel Richardson
  10. “Those who covet much suffer from the want.” ~ Horace
  11. “Avarice is the vice of declining years.” ~ George Bancroft
  12. “Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.” ~ C. S. Lewis

  13. “It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.” ~ George Washington
  14. “The avarice of the miser may be termed the grand sepulchral of all his other passions, as they successively decay.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  15. “A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean question: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well – or ill?” ~ John Steinbeck
  16. “Avarice is always poor.” ~ Samuel Johnson

  17. “Plain living and high thinking are no more.” ~ William Wordsworth
  18. “Avarice increases with the increasing pile of gold.” ~ Juvenal
  19. “Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.” ~ William Wordsworth
  20. “Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.” ~ Francis of Assisi

  21. “It is easy to get everything you want, provided you first learn to do without the things you cannot get.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  22. “Strikes deeper, grows with more pernicious root.” ~ William Shakespeare
  23. “Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.” ~ Saint Francis de Sales
  24. “… a bad attitude, that the love of money is the root of all evil and the rich are evil and greedy and all that stuff. It’s basically socialism and communism.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
  25. “Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home.” ~ Thornton Wilder

  26. “Food is not evil, but gluttony is. Childbearing is not evil, but fornication is. Money is not evil, but avarice is. Glory is not evil, but vainglory is. Indeed, there is no evil in existing things, but only in their misuse.” ~ Maximus the Confessor
  27. “Avarice starves its possessor to fatten those who come after, and who are eagerly awaiting the demise of the accumulator.” ~ Sir Fulke Greville
  28. “The avarice person is ever in want; let your desired aim have a fixed limit.” ~ Horace
  29. “Avarice and Happiness never saw each other, how then should they become acquainted?” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  30. “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
  31. “So for a good old-gentlemanly vice, I think I must take up with avarice.” ~ Lord Byron
  32. “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.” ~ Petrarch
  33. “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  34. “Avarice is generally the last passion of those lives of which the first part has been squandered in pleasure, and the second devoted to ambition. He that sinks under the fatigue of getting wealth, lulls his age with the milder business of saving it” ~ Samuel Johnson
  35. “For at least another hundred years we must pretend to ourselves and to everyone 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
  36. “When money is unreasonably coveted, it is a disease of the mind which is called avarice.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  37. “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
  38. “In plain truth, it is no Want, but rather Abundance that creates Avarice.” ~ Michel de Montaigne

  39. “Poverty wants much; but avarice, everything.” ~ Publilius Syrus
  40. “To hazard much to get much has more of avarice than wisdom.” ~ William Penn
  41. “Prudery is a kind of avarice, the worst of all.” ~ Stendhal
  42. “Avarice, the spur of industry.” ~ David Hume

  43. “We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  44. “Pride, envy, avarice – these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.” ~ Dante Alighieri
  45. “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
  46. “Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.” ~ Seneca the Younger

  47. “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
  48. “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our constitution was made for a moral and religious people… it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” ~ John Quincy Adams
  49. “It is a bitter thought to an avaricious spirit that by and by all these accumulations must be left behind. We can only carry away from this world the flavor of our good or evil deeds.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  50. “The avarice of mankind is insatiable.” ~ Aristotle

  51. “Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.” ~ Cyril Connolly
  52. “It is surely very narrow policy that supposes money to be the chief good.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  53. “It would not be more unreasonable to transplant a favorite flower out of black earth into gold dust than it is for a person to let money-getting harden his heart into contempt, or into impatience, of the little attentions, the merriments and the caresses of domestic life.” ~ William Mountford
  54. “A poor spirit is poorer than a poor purse. A very few pounds a year would ease a man of the scandal of avarice.” ~ Jonathan Swift

  55. “The character of covetousness is what a man generally acquires more through some niggardliness or ill grace in little and inconsiderable things, than in expenses of any consequence.” ~ Alexander Pope
  56. “Avarice is the most oppose of all characters to that of God Almighty, whose alone it is to give and not receive.” ~ William Shenstone
  57. “There are two considerations which always imbitter the heart of an avaricious man–the one is a perpetual thirst after more riches, the other the prospect of leaving what he has already acquired.” ~ Henry Fielding
  58. “To be thankful for what we grasp exceeding our proportion is to add hypocrisy to injustice.” ~ Charles Lamb

  59. “The love of pelf increases with the pelf.
    [Lat., Crescit amor nummi quantum ipsa pecunia crescit.]” ~ Juvenal
  60. “You despise a man for avarice, but you do not hate him.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  61. “Avarice is a uniform and tractable vice; other intellectual distempers are different in different constitutions of mind. That which soothes the pride of one will offend the pride of another, but to the favor of the covetous bring money, and nothing is denied.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  62. “You show me a capitalist, and I’ll show you a bloodsucker.” ~ Malcolm X

  63. “Some men are called sagacious, merely on account of their avarice; whereas a child can clench its fist the moment it is born.” ~ William Shenstone
  64. “Avarice has ruined more men than prodigality, and the blindest thoughtlessness of expenditure has not destroyed so many fortunes as the calculating but insatiable lust of accumulation.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton

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