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...man--the one is a perpetual thirst after more riches, the other the prospect of leaving what he has already acquired.--FIELDING.
O cursed lust of gold: when for thy sake The fool throws up his interest in both worlds, First starved in this, then damn'd in that to come. --BLAIR.
Many have been ruined by their fortunes; many have escaped ruin by the want of fortune. To obtain it, the great have become little, and the little great.--ZIMMERMANN.
Avarice is the vice of declining years.--GEORGE BANCROFT.
Riches, like insects, when conceal'd they lie, Wait but for wings, and in their season fly. Who sees pale Mammon pine amidst his store, Sees but a backward steward for the poor; This year a reservoir, to keep and spare; The next a fountain, spouting thro' his heir In lavish streams to quench a country's thirst, And men and dogs shall drink him till they burst. --POPE.
The love of money is the root of... Bancroft, George
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