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Alex Mero

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True wealth is the control of our covetousness.

 
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Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness.

 
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"A slave is one who must produce wealth for another," the Brain said. "There is only one true wealth in all the universe. I have given you some of it. I have given your father and your mate some of it. And your friends. This wealth is living time. Time. Are we slaves because we have given you more time to live?"

 
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