so you trust someone who created this saying without even knowing who it was and why they said it
It's been areound longer than I've been alive. Yhis is the original “For the love of money is the root of all evil.” Timothy, 6:10. The phrase first appeared in English circa 1000 A.D.
This may be better "the root of most evil is man’s desire for status; either greed to increase one’s status, or jealousy over losing in the status game to others" :)