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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
So for a good old-gentlemanly vice,
I think I must take up with avarice.
        Byron—Don Juan. Canto I. St. 216.
  Avaritiam si tollere vultis, mater ejus est tollenda, luxuries.
  If you wish to remove avarice you must remove its mother, luxury.
        Cicero—De Oratore. II. 40.
Ac primam scelerum matrem, quæ semper habendo
Plus sitiens patulis rimatur faucibus aurum,
Trudis Avaritiam.
  Expel avarice, the mother of all wickedness, who, always thirsty for more, opens wide her jaws for gold.
        Claudianus—De Laudibus Stilichonis. II. 111.
Non propter vitam faciunt patrimonia quidam,
Sed vitio cæci propter patrimonia vivunt.
  Some men make fortunes, but not to enjoy them; for, blinded by avarice, they live to make fortunes.
        Juvenal—Satires. XII. 50.
  Crescit amor nummi quantum ipsa pecunia crescit.
  The love of pelf increases with the pelf.
        Juvenal—Satires. XIV. 139.
    That disease
Of which all old men sicken, avarice.
        Thomas Middleton—The Roaring Girl. Act I. Sc. 1.
          There grows,
In my most ill-compos’d affection such
A stanchless avarice, that, were I king,
I should cut off the nobles for their lands.
        Macbeth. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 76.
          This avarice
Strikes deeper, grows with more pernicious root.
        Macbeth. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 84.
  Desunt inopiæ multa, avaritiæ omnia.
  Poverty wants much; but avarice, everything.
        Syrus—Maxims. 441.

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