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Satiety is a mongrel that barks at the heels of plenty.

Author: Minna Antrim (1861)

Profession: American Epigrammist

Avarice is the vice of declining years.

Author: George Bancroft (1800-1891)

Profession: American Historian

Greed is all right, by the way I think greed is healthy. You can be greedy and still feel good about yourself.

Author: Ivan F. Boesky


Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.

Author: Andre Breton (1989-1966)

Profession: French Surrealist

So for a good old-gentlemanly vice, I think I must take up with avarice.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

I have news for the forces of greed and the defenders of the status quo; your time has come and gone. It's time for change in America.

Author: Bill Clinton (1946)

Profession: Forty-second President of the USA

Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear.

Author: Cyril Connolly (1903-1974)

Profession: British Critic

From top to bottom of the ladder, greed is aroused without knowing where to find ultimate foothold. Nothing can calm it, since its goal is far beyond all it can attain. Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.

Author: Emile Durkheim (1858-1917)

Profession: French Sociologist

The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.

Author: Anatole France (1844-1924)

Profession: French Writer

The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm, capitalism is that kind of a system.

Author: Milton Friedman (1912)

Profession: American Economist

Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.

Author: Erich Fromm (1900-1980)

Profession: American Psychologist

If your desires be endless, your cares and fears will be so too.

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author

Avarice is the sphincter of the heart.

Author: Matthew Green


The avarice person is ever in want; let your desired aim have a fixed limit.

Author: Horace

Profession: Italian Poet