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Quotations on Avarice

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If you would abolish avarice, you must abolish its mother, luxury.

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

Avarice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

... generally the last passion of those lives of which the first part has been squandered in pleasure, and the second devoted to ambition.

~ Samuel Johnson

Avarice is always poor.

~ Samuel Johnson

Avarice is the vice of declining years.

~ George Bancroft

Poverty wants some things, luxury many, avarice all things.

~ Abraham Cowley

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