Top 25 Avarice Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Avarice Quotes from famous people such as Andreas Capellanus, Francis of Assisi, John A. Logan, George Bancroft, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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Even if the whole earth and sea were turned to gold, they could hardly satisfy the avarice of a woman… You can more easily scratch a diamond with your fingernail than you can by any human ingenuity get a woman to consent to giving any of her savings.
Andreas Capellanus
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
Avarice is the vice of declining years.
George Bancroft
We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We also must pull from our highest ideals of justice and protect against those ills that destabilized our economy – like predatory lending, over-leveraged financial institutions and the unchecked avarice of the past that trumped fairness and common sense. Our platform calls for significant cuts in federal spending.
Cory Booker
Avarice is a deadly sin.
Saint Patrick
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
Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.
William Wordsworth
Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.
Charles Caleb Colton
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 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
‘Maneater’ is about N.Y.C. in the ’80s. It’s about greed, avarice, and spoiled riches.
John Oates
I am rich beyond the dreams of avarice.
Edward Moore
Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
Cyril Connolly
Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
Walter Savage Landor
There are few retreats, that can escape the penetrating eye of avarice.
Thomas Clarkson
Avarice, the sphincter of the heart.
Matthew Green
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
Love is always a stranger in the house of avarice.
Andreas Capellanus
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.
Avarice, the spur of industry.
David Hume
Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Prudery is a kind of avarice, the worst of all.
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