You cannot serve both god and the devil. Merely tending to the growth of your wealth has nothing to do with the requirements of the truly spiritual life.
It seems to me that the old prejudice that wealth brings happiness has begun to be discredited.
The love of great wealth commends you, "Bring me your soul as a sacrifice," and people will do so.
— Saint John Chrysostom
Excessive dress prevents the body from moving freely. Excessive wealth interferes with the movements of our soul.
The desire for wealth can never be satisfied. Those who have it are excited by the wish to have more, and yet more.
— Marcus Tullius Cicero
Do not fear poverty, but beware wealth.
If only people who seek wealth could clearly see what they would lose by having it, they would put the same amount of effort into getting rid of this wealth as they now put into acquiring it.