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Money is the root of all evil

Possible interpretation: According to this saying, all immorality and wickedness is caused by money. This saying is a misquotation, and the original version ("the love of money is the root of all evil") implies that all immorality and wickedness is caused by people loving money, not by money itself.

Note: root (noun) = origin; source | evil (noun) = something very bad; sin; extreme wickedness

Origin: This saying is a misquotation from the Bible (Timothy 6:10): "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."

Quick Quiz:

"The love of money is the root of all evil" implies that all badness comes from
  1. love
  2. monetary greed
  3. money

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