Even a small degree of greed is enough to destroy the untarnished reputation of a renowned man, and the most praiseworthy attributes of a virtuous man – just as white patches on skin spoils the most graceful features.
Riches seldom bring happiness to the wicked man. They only cause the mortification of his body while he is alive and pave the way for hell after he is dead.
Whether in the acquisition of wealth, or, after it has been acquired, in the increase, maintenance, expenditure, enjoyment, or loss of it, men undergo exertion, fear anxiety and delusion.
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