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the discreption is this--->people want to make the point that all wrongdoing and selfishness in the world can be traced to an excessive attachment to wealth
Well, the original was actually in Greek, not Latin, and more accurately translates as: "The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil" or "...of all evils" (1 Timothy 6:10). 1 Timothy must have been written around 100 AD or so.
The Latin version is a slight mistranslation of the Biblical phrase, and crops up in the Prologue to the Pardoner's Tale in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, written in the 14th century.