|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|I rose up at the dawn of day,|
Get thee away! get thee away!
Prayst thou for riches? Away, away!
This is the throne of Mammon grey.
|Maidens, like moths, are ever caught by glare,|
And Mammon wins his way where seraphs might despair.
ByronChilde Harold. Canto I. St. 9.
|Cursed Mammon be, when he with treasures|
To restless action spurs our fate!
Cursed when for soft, indulgent leisures,
He lays for us the pillows straight.
|We cannot serve God and Mammon.|
Matthew. VI. 24.
| Mammon led them on|
Mammon, the least erected Spirit that fell
From Heaven: for even in Heaven his looks and thoughts
Were always downward bent, admiring more
The riches of Heavens pavement, trodden gold,
Than aught divine or holy else enjoyed
In vision beatific.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. I. L. 678.
|Who sees pale Mammon pine amidst his store,|
Sees but a backward steward for the poor.
PopeMoral Essays. Ep. III. L. 171.
|What treasures here do Mammons sons behold!|
Yet know that all that which glitters is not gold.
QuarlesEmblems. Bk. II. Emblem V.