Genuflection before the idol or the dollar destroys the muscles which walk and the will that moves.
Lack of luxury is not a reason to push others to poverty. ~ Michael A. van Doorn, Odyssey of a Heart, Home of a Soul
My brother is undoubtedly arrogant,” Tyrion Lannister replied. “My father is the soul of avarice, and my sweet sister Cersei lusts for power with every waking breath. I, however, am innocent as a little lamb....
The avarice, the hunger for materialistic possessions and the dependency upon alcohol had gradually become stronger and stronger. And now, it was the sum total of what she was.
Loan sharking may mean investment and immediate solutions but desperate loan sharks, who are short of cash, abuse your rights and attack other people’s home. ~ Odyssey of a Heart, Home of a Soul
Descending the endless stairs for the sixth time, Mr. Lecky thought of all the goods those closed doors hid. Fantastic was the discouragement it caused him. Aware of such variety and great quantity, Mr. Lecky...
—James Gould` Cozzens
Things joined by profit, when pressed by misfortune and danger, will cast each other aside.
Said will be a little ahead, but done should follow at his heel.
—Charles H. Spurgeon
Greed is taking more than you need to feed. Avarice is hoarding, and stockpiling stolen, rotten goods.
Avarice is patriotic!
Pride, envy, avarice – these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.
Avarice is opposed to nobility.It believes that by robbing many of all they have, that it (greed) is cloaked in the nobility that is the birthmark of the people.
Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
It was not curiosity that killed the goose who laid the golden egg, but an insatiable greed that devoured common sense.
You have to understand that only the very worst end up here: the ones whose anger made them kill, and who felt no sorrow or guilt after the act; those so obsessed with themselves that...
I do not see how it is possible for a man to die worth fifty million of dollars, or ten million of dollars, in a city full of want, when he meets almost every day...
The best reason for committing loathsome and detestable acts–and let’s face it, I am considered something of an expert in this field–is purely for their own sake. Monetary gain is all very well, but it...
Alderic, Knight of the Order of the City and the Assault, hereditary Guardian of the King’s Peace of Mind, a man not unremembered among the makers of myth, pondered so long upon the Gibbelins’ hoard...
From the subtle afflictions caused by love of status is seeking after and aspiring positions of authority – this is something whose reality is hidden and obscure. It is not understood except by those who...
Now there was great rejoicing at the rumor of Alderic’s quest, for all folk knew that he was a cautious man, and they deemed that he would succeed and enrich the world, and they rubbed...
There is nothing more to chasing after wealth than the wastage of a person’s noble life for that which has no value. Instead he could have earned a high rank (in Paradise) and everlasting bliss,...
Many beginners also at times possess great spiritual avarice. They hardly ever seem content with the spirit God gives them. They become unhappy and peevish because they don’t find the consolation they want in spiritual...
—John of the Cross
Two hungry wolves let loose among sheep are not more harmful then a person craving after wealth and status is to his Deen (Religion).
—Al-Haafidh ibn Rajab al-Hanbalee
For avarice begins where poverty ends.
Take taking from those that give & nobody anywhere will need any more such gifts.
Corruption,’ Jordan Belfort believes, ‘is endemic to human being. I mean, even men in monasteries – where enticement is hard to come by – even men in those circumstances have sex with other men and...
They again kissed each other and fell asleep. The patch of light on the ceiling now seemed to be assuming the shape of a terrified eye, that stared wildly and fixedly upon the pale, slumbering...
It is no exaggeration to say that the rich own most of what there is that is not nailed down.
Financial parasites: greedy people who live luxurious life at the expense and hard work of others.” ~ Angelica Hopes, an excerpt from the book, Odyssey of a Heart, Home of a Soul
This was the time when the rush for the spoils filled a corner of the forest with the yelping of hounds, the cracking of whips, the flaring of torches. The appetites let loose were satisfied...
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