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?
Covetousness has for its mother unlawful desire, for its daughter injustice, and for its friend violence.
~ Arabian Proverb
How much money would it take to be really satisfied? Just a little bit more.
~ John D. Rockefeller
The avaricious man is like the barren sandy ground of the desert which sucks in all the rain and dew with greediness, but yields no fruitful herbs or plants for the benefit of others.
[Synonyms: greed, avarice, excess, gluttony, hunger, longing, selfishness, acquisitiveness, avidity, covetousness, craving, cupidity, eagerness, edacity, esurience, indulgence, intemperance, piggishness, rapacity, ravenousness, voracity, gormandizing, graspingness, insatiableness, swinishness, the gimmies]