Quotation Explorer - 'Avarice'

Every man ought to be supposed a knave, and to have no other end, in all his actions, but private interest. By this interest we must govern him, and by means of it, make him cooperate to public good, notwithstanding his unsatiable avarice and ambition. - Alexander Hamilton
The cupidity centered on bank statements and shareholdings is more difficult to understand than the avarice of an Elizabethan trader. - Penelope Lively
When avarice takes the lead in a state, it is commonly the forerunner of its fall. - Alexander Hamilton
In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. - Bill Watterson
The avarice of the old: it's absurd to increase one's luggage as one nears the journey's end. - Cicero
Avarice, envy, pride, Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of all On Fire. - Dante Alighieri
Greed is taking more than you need to feed. Avarice is hoarding, and stockpiling stolen, rotten goods. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Original art emanates in the mind ... and lessons society's confusion from self indulgence, avarice and greed to trust, hope and love. - Louis Faurer
Avarice is the sphincter of the heart.
Part of being creative is learning how to protect your freedom. That includes freedom from avarice. - Hugh Macleod
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