Oh, may I with myself agree,
And never covet what I see.
Content me with an humble shade,
My passions tamed, my wishes laid;
For, while our wishes wildly roll.
We banish quiet from the soul.
It is thus the busy beat the air,
And misers gather wealth and care. [ Dyer ]
Greedy misers rail at sordid misers. [ Helvetius ]
Men are misers, and women prodigal, in affection. [ Lamartine ]
Misers put their back and their belly into their pocket. [ Proverb ]
It would be well had we more misers than we have among us. [ Goldsmith ]
Misers mistake gold for their good; whereas it is only the means of obtaining it. [ Rochefoucauld ]
Misers, as death approaches, are heaping up a chest of reasons to stand in more awe of him. [ Shenstone ]
People who are always taking care of their health are like misers, who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy. [ Sterne ]
Nature knows how to convert evil to good; Nature utilises misers, fanatics, showmen, egotists to accomplish her ends; but we must not think better of the foible for that. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
Of all the vices, avarice is the most generally detested; it is the effect of an avidity common to all men; it is because men hate those from whom they can expect nothing. The greedy misers rail at sordid misers. [ Helvetius ]