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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Avarice and fidelity cannot dwell together in the same house.  Grimm’s Fairy Tales.  1
Avarice blinds our eyes.  2
Avarice bursts the bag.  French.  3
Avarice disposes men to fraud.  4
Avarice increases with wealth.  Italian.  5
Avarice is always poor, but poor by her own fault.  Johnson.  6
Avarice is both knave and fool.  Greville.  7
Avarice is insatiable, and is always pushing for more.  L’Estrange.  8
Avarice is never satisfied.  9
Avarice is the basest and most selfish of human passions.  10
Avarice is the parent of all wickedness.  Claudianus.  11
Avarice is the parent of evil deeds, but frugality is the sure guardian of our virtues.  Ancient Brahmin.  12
Avarice loses all in seeking to gain all.  La Fontaine.  13
Avarice rarely finishes its day without weeping.  La Fontaine.  14
Avarice sheds a blasting influence over the fairest and sweetest of mankind.  Washington.  15
Gold and silver were mingled with dirt till avarice parted them.  16
Great honors and avarice fly one another.  17
He would sell even his share of the sun.  Italian.  18
If you wish to remove avarice you must remove its mother luxury.  Cicero.  19
It is not want but abundance that makes avarice.  20
No vice like avarice.  21
Pour an ocean of melted gold down the throat of avarice, and it would still cry “Give, give.”  C. C. Baldwin’s “Moral Maxims”  22
The avaricious man is always in want.  Latin.  23
The older the colder; the more avaricious, the more vicious.  German.  24
The wretch who avarice bids to pinch and spare,
Starves, steals, pilfers to enrich an heir.  Franklin.
When all other sins are old, avarice is still young.  French.  26

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