Greed Quotes

If your desires be endless, your cares and fears will be so too. - Thomas Fuller

 

Avarice is the sphincter of the heart. - Matthew Green

 

Avarice, the spur of industry. - David Hume

 

You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker. - Malcolm X

 

Wars and revolutions and battles are due simply and solely to the body and its desires. All wars are undertaken for the acquisition of wealth; and the reason why we have to acquire wealth is the body, because we are slaves in its service. - Socrates

 

The point is that you can't be too greedy. - Donald Trump

 

Satiety is a mongrel that barks at the heels of plenty. - Minna Antrim

 

Avarice is the vice of declining years. - George Bancroft

 

Greed is all right, by the way I think greed is healthy. You can be greedy and still feel good about yourself. - Ivan F. Boesky

 

Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance. - Charles Caleb Colton

 

The twin killers of success are impatience and greed. - E. James 'Jim' Rohn

 

 

There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. And there is not greater disaster than greed. - Lao Tzu

 

For greed, all nature is too little. - Seneca

 

New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed, a race for rent. - Frank Lloyd Wright

 

There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed. - Mohandas K. 'Mahatma' Gandhi

 

The point of the teachings is to control your own mind. Restrain your mind from greed, and you will keep your body right, your mind pure and your words faithful. Always thinking of the transcendence's of your life, you will be able to desist from greed and anger and will be able to avoid all evils. - Buddha [Siddhartha Gautama]

 

There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed. - Frank Nathan Daniel Buchman

 

Curst greed of gold, what crimes thy tyrant power has caused. - Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro]

 

Cast aside those who liken godliness to whimsy and who try to combine their greed for wealth with their desire for a happy afterlife. - Khalil Gibran

 

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. -Frederick Keonig

 

There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up. -Oscar Wilde

 

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed- Mahatma Gandhi

 

...Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win. -Stephen King

 

Hell has three gates: lust, anger, and greed-Bhagavad Gita

 

A greedy father has thieves for children-Serbian Proverb

 

It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all-Democritus

 

He who is greedy is always in want. –Horace

 

Oh, the jealousy, the greed is the unraveling. It's the unraveling and it undoes all the joy that could be. -Joni Mitchell

 

Poverty wants much; but avarice, everything.-Publilius Syrus

 

There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed. -Frank Buchman

 

A greedy person and a pauper are practically one and the same. -Swiss Proverb

 

Greed is all right, by the way I think greed is healthy. You can be greedy and still feel good about yourself. -Ivan F. Boesky

 

To greed, all nature is insufficient. –Seneca

 

You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker. -Malcolm X

 

The point is that you can't be too greedy. -Donald Trump

 

This war has been motivated by pride or arrogance, by a desire to control oil wealth, by a desire to implant our programs. on the Diane Rehm Show. -Jimmy Carter

 

The most pitiful human ailment is a birdseed heart. -Wilson Mizner

 

Worse than traitors in arms are the men who pretend loyalty to the flag, feast and fatten on the misfortunes of the Nation while patriotic blood is crimsoning the plains of the South and their countrymen moldering the dust. -Abraham Lincoln

 

The covetous man pines in plenty, like Tantalus up to the chin in water, and yet thirsty. -Thomas Adams

 

The greed of gain has no time or limit to its capaciousness. Its one object is to produce and consume. It has pity neither for beautiful nature nor for living human beings. It is ruthlessly ready without a moment's hesitation to crush beauty and life. -Rabindranath Tagore

 

There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed. –Buddha

 

The avarice of the miser may be termed the grand sepulchre of all his other passions, as they successively decay. -Charles Caleb Colton.

 

you can not get. Elbert Hubbard

 

When a miser counts his money, his love is consummated. -Brian Alder

 

In the race for money some men may come first, but man comes last. -Marya Mannes

 

Accursed greed for gold, to what dost thou not drive the heart of man. –Virgil

 

Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment. - Mark Twain

 

The miser and the pig are no use until dead. –Proverb

 

Three great forces rule the world: stupidity, fear and greed. -Albert Einstein

 

If the rich could hire the poor to die for them, what a wonderful living the poor could make. –Proverb

 

Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness, except greed. -Thomas Harris

 

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. - Mahatma Gandhi

 

Although humankind should enjoy possessions lightly, material things have become an iron cage.- Max Webe

 

A covetous man's penny is a stone. –Talib

It is not greedy to enjoy a good dinner, any more than it is to enjoy a good concert. But I do think there is something greedy about trying to enjoy the dinner and the concert at the same time. - G.K. Chesterton

 

Want is a growing giant whom the coat of Have was never large enough to cover. –Emerson

 

Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.- Erich Fromm

 

Big mouthfuls often choke. –Proverb

Avarice is as destitute of what it has, as poverty of what it has not. -Publilius Syrus

 

Greed's worst point is its ingratitude. – Seneca

 

There are those who, having failed in their own endeavours, disguise their greed, whilst hating the success of others.- Sister Bona of Milan

A wealthy parasite cannot, try as he might, find true contentment at the trough of decadence. -James Ewan Bailey

 

The miser is as much in want of what he has as of what he has not. -Publilius Syrus

 

He who is greedy is always in want. – Unknown

 

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. -Mahatma Gandhi.

Greed is a fat demon with a small mouth and whatever you feed it is never enough. - Janwillem Wetering

 

If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it. - John Rockefeller

 

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. – Seneca

 

You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker.- Malcolm X

 

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they are who already possess it. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

The evil in our desires typically does not lie in what we want, but that we want it too much. -John Calvin

 

Extreme avarice misapprehends itself almost always; there is no passion which more often misses its aim, nor upon which the present has so much influence to the prejudice of the future.- LA Rochefoucauld

 

Avarice is a cursed vice: offer a man enough gold, and he will part with his own small hoard of food, however great his hunger. – Lucan

 

The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp- Unknown

 

I must be greedy I will refuse the single strawberry, only the punnet will do. -Mirles

 

Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That's why it satisfies nobody. - Seneca

 

The alchemist dies in pain and frustration, while the fool finds treasure in a ruin. -Proverb

 

You possess only that which will not be lost in a shipwreck. -Proverb

 

Instant gratification takes too long. -Carrie Fisher

 

I’m not greedy when it comes to money; I just want to earn a lot of it.- Gill Taylor