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Greed quotes by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
#1. If the firms that employ an increasing majority of the population are driven solely to satisfy the owner's greed at the expense of working conditions, of the stability of the community, and of the health of the environment, chances are that the quality of our lives will be worse than it is now. #Quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Greed quotes by Walter Brueggemann
#2. People notice peacemakers because they dress funny. We know how the people who make war dress - in uniforms and medals, or in computers and clipboards, or in absoluteness, severity, greed, and cynicism. But the peacemaker is dressed in righteousness, justice, and faithfulness - dressed for the work that is to be done. #Quote by Walter Brueggemann
Greed quotes by Brian D. McLaren
#3. and somehow, the more we would face our own demons of pride, greed, and lust, the more gentle and kind we would become toward others, the less judgmental, the less harsh, the more empathetic, because we realize as never before that everyone is pitched in an invisible inner battle, and the battle isn't easy for anyone. #Quote by Brian D. McLaren
Greed quotes by Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski
#4. Whenever one feels like saying "the money that billionaire spent on his fleet of yachts could have been used better by the "public sector"", one should ask oneself when was the last time one heard of a billionaire buying an army of tanks and a set of nuclear weapons. #Quote by Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski
Greed quotes by Tahereh Mafi
#5. Selfish needs, wants, and desires needed to be obliterated. Greed, overindulgence, and gluttony had to be expunged from human behavior. The solution was in self-control, in minimalism, in sparse living conditions; one simple and a brand-new dictionary filled with words everyone would understand. #Quote by Tahereh Mafi
Greed quotes by Thomas Pynchon
#6. Projectors, Brokers of Capital, Insurancers, Peddlers upon the global Scale, Enterprisers and Quacks, - these are the last poor fallen and feckless inheritors of a knowledge they can never use, but in the service of Greed. #Quote by Thomas Pynchon
Greed quotes by Christina Aguilera
#7. Fighter"

[Spoken:]
After all that you put me through,
You think I'd despise you,
But in the end I wanna thank you,
'Cause you've made me that much stronger

Well I thought I knew you, thinkin' that you were true
Guess I, I couldn't trust called your bluff time is up
'Cause I've had enough
You were there by my side, always down for the ride
But your joy ride just came down in flames 'cause your greed sold me out in shame

After all of the stealing and cheating you probably think that I hold resentment for you
But uh uh, oh no, you're wrong
'Cause if it wasn't for all that you tried to do, I wouldn't know
Just how capable I am to pull through
So I wanna say thank you
'Cause it

[Chorus:]
Makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
It makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter
Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker
Makes me that much smarter
So thanks for making me a fighter

Never saw it coming, all of your backstabbing
Just so you could cash in on a good thing before I'd realize your game
I heard you're going round playing the victim now
But don't even begin feeling I'm the one to blame
'Cause you dug your own grave
After all of the fights and the lies 'cause you're wanting to haunt me
But that won't work anymore, no more,
It's #Quote by Christina Aguilera
Greed quotes by Shenita Etwaroo
#8. Factory farms don't even consider animals to be real living things. They consider them to be protein units per square foot."
-Shenita Etwaroo #Quote by Shenita Etwaroo
Greed quotes by Nicolas Gomez Davila
#9. Man forges his own history, imposing on nature the errors of his free will. If hatred and greed drag man down among bloody mazes, the struggle is joined between perverted freedoms and just freedoms. #Quote by Nicolas Gomez Davila
Greed quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#10. Whoever that came up with the idea of people having to have 'a dream' sure knew how to keep these creatures called human beings preoccupied. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Greed quotes by David Frum
#11. What is spreading today is repressive kleptocracy, led by rulers motivated by greed rather than by the deranged idealism of Hitler or Stalin or Mao. Such rulers rely less on terror and more on rule twisting, the manipulation of information, and the co-option of elites. Their goal is self-enrichment; the corrosion of the rule of law is the necessary means. As a shrewd local observer explained to me on a visit to Hungary in early 2016, "The main benefit of controlling a modern bureaucratic state is not the power to persecute the innocent. It is the power to protect the guilty."
No president in history has burned more public money to sustain his personal lifestyle than Donald Trump. Three-quarters of the way through his first year in office, President Trump was on track to spend more on travel in one year of his presidency than Barack Obama in eight - even though Trump only rarely ventured west of the Mississippi or across any ocean. #Quote by David Frum
Greed quotes by Karen Essex
#12. Think about it. For the sake of fame, men will risk great dangers. They put themselves in the jaws of death more than for their children. For fame, they will spend their money like water and work their fingers to the bone. Have you not observed this in your own home? #Quote by Karen Essex
Greed quotes by Volker G. Fremuth
#13. A man's ability to give is dwarfed by his ability to take. Those who profit by fulfilling man's need to take by giving will be the most powerful on earth. #Quote by Volker G. Fremuth
Greed quotes by Soroosh Shahrivar
#14. They were nothing more than modern day pagan worshippers. Congregants of a religion built on greed and hedonism. The trading floor served as their shrine; the phones as their Holy Grail; and the clients as the prophets who would entitle them to choose between putting the next down payment on a Lamborghini or a Mercedes #Quote by Soroosh Shahrivar
Greed quotes by Amanda Quick
#15. In my experience there are only a handful of reasons for murder ... Jealousy, vengeance, greed, fear and pleasure ... Some killers enjoy the kill ... For them it is a great game, and for the most part they are the ones I hunt. #Quote by Amanda Quick
Greed quotes by Matt Haig
#16. The humans are an arrogant species, defined by violence and greed. They have taken their home planet, the only one they currently have access to, and placed it on the road to destruction. They have created a world of divisions and categories and have continually failed to see the similarities between themselves. They have developed technology at a rate too fast for human psychology to keep up with, and yet they still pursue advancement for advancement's sake, and for the pursuit of the money and fame they all crave so much. #Quote by Matt Haig
Greed quotes by Leonard Cohen
#17. It's coming to America first, The cradle of the best and of the worst. It's here they got the range And the machinery for change And it's here they got the spiritual thirst. It's here the family's broken And it's here the lonely say That the heart has got to open In a fundamental way: Democracy is coming to the U.S.A. O mighty Ship of State! To the Shores of Need Past the Reefs of Greed Through the Squalls of Hate Sail on, sail on. #Quote by Leonard Cohen
Greed quotes by Richard Rogers
#18. I think greed is a critical problem - the gap between the poor and the rich. The gap between the top 10 percent and the bottom 10 percent. #Quote by Richard Rogers
Greed quotes by Muhammad Taqi Usmani
#19. Nothing destroys one's respect in the hearts of others more than greed. #Quote by Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Greed quotes by Annie Dillard
#20. I read with the pure, exhilarating greed of readers sixteen, seventeen years old; #Quote by Annie Dillard
Greed quotes by Greg Forster
#21. Liberals and conservatives tend to view the economy in purely materialistic terms. They make growth, security, and prosperity ends in themselves. They exalt enlightened self-interest. They tell us that productive work is the fundamental source of human dignity.

But for Christians, (Greg) Forster insists, the materialistic view is a lie. The modern economic man is prone to workaholism, Envy, greed, anxiety, and a host of other ills. The great task for Christians is to become, broadly speaking, innovative entrepreneurs: people who are not only more productive in their work then there would be leaving neighbors, but also more creative, generous, honest, and humane. #Quote by Greg Forster
Greed quotes by Volker G. Fremuth
#22. Just because I insist on proof before I pass judgment does not mean I reject the possibility of guilt, but every situation deserves its due process! #Quote by Volker G. Fremuth
Greed quotes by Lauren DeStefano
#23. Maybe I'd hoped for something magical or historic, but all I see is greed. #Quote by Lauren DeStefano
Greed quotes by Robert Loggia
#24. Lesson number one: Don't underestimate the other guy's greed. #Quote by Robert Loggia
Greed quotes by Eartha Kitt
#25. Greed can be very dangerous because you sacrifice your soul for the sake of something material, and then you start sacrificing people in order to keep that which is material. #Quote by Eartha Kitt
Greed quotes by Osho
#26. The truly religious person controls nothing, represses nothing. If you are a truly religious person you try to understand, not to control. You become more meditative, you watch your anger, your sex, your greed, your jealousy, your possessiveness. You watch all these poisonous things that surround you, simply watch, try to understand what anger is, and in that very understanding you transcend. You become a witness, and in that witnessing the anger melts as if the sun has risen and the snow has started melting. Understanding #Quote by Osho
Greed quotes by Cynthia Dill
#27. The opposite of corporate greed is personal generosity. Government policies that enable the former and prevent the latter are both worthy of protest. #Quote by Cynthia Dill
Greed quotes by Renzo Dante (Saligiare)
#28. Ambition's ambition is immortality. To create an eternal legacy. #Quote by Renzo Dante (Saligiare)
Greed quotes by Garrison Keillor
#29. What keeps faith cheerful is the extreme persistence of gentleness and humor. Gentleness is everywhere in daily life, a sign that faith rules through ordinary things: through cooking and small talk, through storytelling, making love, fishing, tending animals and sweet corn and flowers, through sports, music, and books, raising kids-all the places where the gravy soaks in and grace shines through. Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people. Lacking any other purpose in life, it would be good enough to live for their sake. #Quote by Garrison Keillor
Greed quotes by Tami Hoag
#30. Being rich has never stopped anyone from being greedy. #Quote by Tami Hoag
Greed quotes by Blaise Pascal
#31. Those who do not hate their own selfishness and regard themselves as more important than the rest of the world are blind because the truth lies elsewhere #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Greed quotes by Juvenal
#32. Some men make money not for the sake of living, but ache In the blindness of greed and live just for their fortune's sake. #Quote by Juvenal
Greed quotes by David Shainberg
#33. Look at the nuclear arms race as a vortex arising out of the greed of human beings who are isolated in their separate selves and do not feel the connection to other human beings. They are also feeling a peculiar emptiness and become greedy for everything they can get to fill themselves. Hence nuclear industries proliferate because they provide large amounts of money and the greed is so extensive that such people do not care what might happen from their actions. #Quote by David Shainberg
Greed quotes by P.D. James
#34. On the whole I'm glad; you can't mourn for unborn grandchildren when there never was a hope of them. This planet is doomed anyway. Eventually the sun will explode or cool and one small insignificant particle of the universe will disappear with only a tremble. If man is doomed to perish, then universal infertility is as painless a way as any. And there are, after all, personal compensations. For the last sixty years we have sycophantically pandered to the most ignorant, the most criminal and the most selfish section of society. Now, for the rest of our lives, we're going to be spared the intrusive barbarism of the young, their noise, their pounding, repetitive, computer-produced so-called music, their violence, their egotism disguised as idealism. My God, we might even succeed in getting rid of Christmas, that annual celebration of parental guilt and juvenile greed. I intend that my life shall be comfortable, and, when it no longer is, then I shall wash down my final pill with a bottle of claret. #Quote by P.D. James
Greed quotes by Jasper Fforde
#35. If it weren't for greed, intolerance, hate, passion and murder, you would have no works of art, no great buildings, no medical science, no Mozart, no Van Gough, no Muppets and no Louis Armstrong. #Quote by Jasper Fforde
Greed quotes by Ron Brackin
#36. Greed and Lust never say, "Enough! #Quote by Ron Brackin
Greed quotes by Brendon Burchard
#37. Too often we don't call out a wrong or expect ourselves or others to act with routine integrity, excellence, or love. There has been a worldwide failure in leadership, birthing an apathetic populace, unjustifiable poverty, unconscionable greed, and a globe ravaged and booby-trapped by war. #Quote by Brendon Burchard
Greed quotes by Jennifer Probst
#38. His ministrations were tender, his eyes hooded as he seemed to withhold certain emotions from her. She allowed him his secrets, and took what he gave with a greed that shocked her with its intensity. But he never had to know. He never had to glimpse how deeply she felt for him, or discover the secret she had always suspected and finally admitted to herself.
She loved him.
Completely. Every part of him, good and bad, her friend and lover and partner and rival. She wanted to spend the rest of her life with him, giving him everything, even though she knew he didn't want her. She crammed the knowledge to a secret place in- side. Then realized she'd take whatever he gave, even though it would never be enough. #Quote by Jennifer Probst
Greed quotes by William Shakespeare
#39. Mum, mum,
He that keeps nor crust nor crumb,
Weary of all, shall want some. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Greed quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#40. Greed is the thief of the soul. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Greed quotes by Maile Meloy
#41. Civilization, her mother had told her since she was small, was a series of agreements about what was good for everyone, enforced by law. And civilization was only a thin veneer over the savagery and greed that were the human default. #Quote by Maile Meloy
Greed quotes by Aimee Mann
#42. I certainly understand that we're all trying to make a living, but I'm not thinking about that when I'm making it. And if that's your sole motivation, it's going to reflect that narcissistic greed, and you're going to hear it in the music. #Quote by Aimee Mann
Greed quotes by Patton Oswalt
#43. And I couldn't take my eyes off Pete. He ate dinner like he always did, in three or four huge, whoofing bites, before heading back out front to his cone of warmth, his coffee, his cigarettes, and ghostly tunes piping from his little transistor radio. And most important, to whatever thoughts drowned out the voices of his own family saying "hello" and "happy holidays."
I watched him because I couldn't believe that could be anyone's comfortable horizon. A tiny porch on a dark corner near a highway. We lucked out living on a planet made thrilling by billions of years of chance, catastrophe, miracles, and disaster, and he'd rejected it. You're offered the world every morning when you open your eyes. I was beginning to see Pete as a representative of all the people who shut that out, through cynicism, religion, fear, greed, or ritual. #Quote by Patton Oswalt
Greed quotes by Siddharth Katragadda
#44. Even the humblest men have a strange reason behind greed. Every man thinks money solves problems - and every man thinks not just of himself, but his next three generations - there is a probability he will live to see those generations - and he wants to care for them in times of strife. #Quote by Siddharth Katragadda
Greed quotes by Seneca
#45. Why do we complain of Nature? She has shown herself kindly; life, if you know how to use it, is long. But one man is possessed by an avarice that is insatiable, another by a toilsome devotion to tasks that are useless; one man is besotted with wine, another is paralyzed by sloth; one man is exhausted by an ambition that always hangs upon the decision of others, another, driven on by the greed of the trader, is led over all lands and all seas by the hope of gain; some are tormented by a passion for war and are always either bent upon inflicting danger upon others or concerned about their own; some there are who are worn out by voluntary servitude in a thankless attendance upon the great; many are kept busy either in the pursuit of other men's fortune or in complaining of their own; many, following no fixed aim, shifting and inconstant and dissatisfied, are plunged by their fickleness into plans that are ever new; some have no fixed principle by which to direct their course, but Fate takes them unawares while they loll and yawn - so surely does it happen that I cannot doubt the truth of that utterance which the greatest of poets delivered with all the seeming of an oracle: "The part of life we really live is small."5 For all the rest of existence is not life, but merely time. Vices beset us and surround us on every side, and they do not permit us to rise anew and lift up our eyes for the discernment of truth, but they keep us down when once they have overwhelmed us and we are c #Quote by Seneca
Greed quotes by Osamu Dazai
#46. I never could think of prostitutes as human beings or even as women. They seemed more like imbeciles or lunatics. But in their arms I felt absolute security. I could sleep soundly. It was pathetic how utterly devoid of greed they really were. And perhaps because they felt for me something like an affinity for their kind, these prostitutes always showed me a natural friendliness which never became oppressive. Friendliness with no ulterior motive, friendliness stripped of high-pressure salesmanship, for someone who might never come again. Some nights I saw these imbecile, lunatic prostitutes with the halo of Mary. #Quote by Osamu Dazai
Greed quotes by Yvan Byeajee
#47. Events, circumstances, and experiences arise and pass away. Winning trades, losing trades, fear, greed, sadness, happiness, and eventually your own life. Everything is in a constant flux. Learn to go through it with stability of mind. A meditation practice helps a lot. #Quote by Yvan Byeajee
Greed quotes by James Hilton
#48. If I had a child who wanted to be a teacher, I would bid him Godspeed as if he were going to war. For indeed the war against prejudice, greed, and ignorance is eternal, and those who dedicate themselves to it give their lives no less because they may live to see some fraction of the battle won. #Quote by James Hilton
Greed quotes by Bret Easton Ellis
#49. Everything failed to subdue me. Soon everything seemed dull: another sunrise, the lives of heroes, falling in love, war, the discoveries people made about each other. The only thing that didn't bore me, obviously enough, was how much money Tim Price made, and yet in its obviousness it did. There wasn't a clear, identifiable emotion within me, except for greed and, possibly, total disgust. I had all the characteristics of a human being - flesh, blood, skin, hair - but my depersonalization was so intense, had gone so deep, that the normal ability to feel compassion had been eradicated, the victim of a slow, purposeful erasure. I was simply imitating reality, a rough resemblance of a human being, with only a dim corner of my mind functioning. Something horrible was happening and yet I couldn't figure out why - I couldn't put my finger on it. #Quote by Bret Easton Ellis
Greed quotes by Mark A.R. Kleiman
#50. There is no more destructive force in human affairs
not greed, not hatred
than the desire to have been right. Non-attachment to possessions is trivial when compared with non-attachment to opinions. #Quote by Mark A.R. Kleiman
Greed quotes by Gustave Flaubert
#51. Of all the icy blasts that blow on love, a request for money is the most chilling. #Quote by Gustave Flaubert
Greed quotes by Laurence J. Peter
#52. As the farmer said, I'm not greedy, all I want is the land next to mine. #Quote by Laurence J. Peter
Greed quotes by Hunter S. Thompson
#53. No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun - for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax - This won't hurt #Quote by Hunter S. Thompson
Greed quotes by Lucian
#54. 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. #Quote by Lucian
Greed quotes by Abraham Joshua Heschel
#55. Short is the way from need to greed. #Quote by Abraham Joshua Heschel
Greed quotes by Bruce Chatwin
#56. Gradually the idea for a book began to take shape. It was to be a wildly ambitious and intolerant work, a kind of 'Anatomy of Restlessness' that would enlarge on Pascal's dictum about the man sitting quietly in a room. The argument, roughly, was as follows: that in becoming human, man had acquired, together with his straight legs and striding walk, a migratory 'drive' or instinct to walk long distances through the seasons; that this 'drive' was inseparable from his central nervous system; and, that, when warped in conditions of settlement, it found outlets in violence, greed, status-seeking or a mania for the new. This would explain why mobile societies such as the gypsies were egalitarian, thing-free and resistant to change; also why, to re-establish the harmony of the First State, all the great teachers - Buddha, Lao-tse, St Francis - had set the perpetual pilgrimage at the heart of their message and told their disciples, literally, to follow The Way. #Quote by Bruce Chatwin
Greed quotes by Rodolfo Martin Vitangcol
#57. What is love? Love is not all selflessness
like give, share, sacrifice, kiss, and caress.
Love's any that brings peace, justice, progress:
It could be hatred, greed, war, and redress.

Hatred? Hatred for all kinds of evil!
Greed? Greed to take back all grabbed by evil!
War? War against all forces of evil.
Redress? Redress all harm wrought by evil. #Quote by Rodolfo Martin Vitangcol
Greed quotes by Sarah Josepha Hale
#58. What in the rising man was industry and economy, becomes in the rich man parsimony and avarice. #Quote by Sarah Josepha Hale
Greed quotes by Ben Shapiro
#59. The greatest obstacle to the welfare state is not greed but private charity that makes the welfare state irrelevant; the greatest obstacle to re-education of children in the name of the collective is allegiance to a higher power. More than that, the greatest obstacle to the state as god is an actual God above the state. #Quote by Ben Shapiro
Greed quotes by Don Marquis
#60. What man calls civilizationalways results in desertsman is never on the squarehe uses up the fat and greenery of the eartheach generation wastes a little moreof the future with greed and lust for riches #Quote by Don Marquis
Greed quotes by Dada Bhagwan
#61. Every human being is indeed unhappy as long as he is not free from kashays. #Quote by Dada Bhagwan
Greed quotes by Liezi
#62. When we are rich and famous and powerful, we do not want to die. On the other hand, if we are miserable and suffering, we want to die and leave it all. But can joy or misery last forever? There is a saying, "All celebrations must end sometime." Any wish to live forever or die immediately is often a whim of the moment. How do we know that, although we are happy now, we may not be sad the next day, or sad now but may be happy soon? Given that good and ill, fortune and misfortune come in their own way, we should not cling to life or embrace death. Life and death will come of their own. Why be greedy about life and afraid of death? #Quote by Liezi
Greed quotes by Faraaz Kazi
#63. Their hands are tied not by ropes but by the greed of the intermediaries that the system has generated, who eat up the farmer's income while it is on its way into his hands. #Quote by Faraaz Kazi
Greed quotes by Tamuna Tsertsvadze
#64. If you lead conquering wars so recklessly, you will lose what you already have and gain nothing new. #Quote by Tamuna Tsertsvadze
Greed quotes by Carlos Wallace
#65. Dozens of days, experiences, and encounters have set me on a path I never dreamed possible. #Quote by Carlos Wallace
Greed quotes by Atrocitus
#66. Do you hate?

The most powerful hate is not born out of ignorance or prejudice or a perceived threat. Those three are fear in disguise.

The fury that fuels my corps ignites from personal pain. Those whose lives were ravaged by greed, lust and control wield the crimson light.

The rings replace our damaged hearts. They beat for them. And they keep us alive only to hate. #Quote by Atrocitus
Greed quotes by Jonathan L. Howard
#67. Real history was unromantic, steeped in greed and blood and abject eye-rolling stupidity. An endless parade of putative Ozymandiases marching off to glory before snapping off at the ankles in the depths of the desert: that was human history. Every now and then there would be the pretence of civilisation, but soon enough the restless, hateful, atavistic hearts of humanity would tear down the towers and slide back into barbarism, squealing with glee. Decadence loves the taste of blood, even though it is poison. #Quote by Jonathan L. Howard
Greed quotes by Kharis Macey
#68. Heal the past and you'll heal the present." Kharis Macey #Quote by Kharis Macey
Greed quotes by Andy Stanley
#69. Generous giving will break the grip of greed on your life. So whether or not you think you have extra, give and give generously. You've got to give to the point that it forces you to adjust your lifestyle. If you're not willing to give to the point that it impacts your lifestyle, then according to Jesus you're greedy. If you're consuming to the point of having little or nothing left to give, you're greedy. If you're consuming and saving to the point that there's little or nothing to give, you're greedy. I know, that's strong. Actually, it's harsh. But it's true. #Quote by Andy Stanley
Greed quotes by Morris Gleitzman
#70. He didn't know the first thing about greed. He thought it was all about money. #Quote by Morris Gleitzman
Greed quotes by Niall Ferguson
#71. The great thing about behavioural psychology and economics is that they help us to see that there are actually pretty good reasons why human beings swing from greed to fear, and why we're not really calculating machines or utility-maximisers. #Quote by Niall Ferguson
Greed quotes by Neil Gaiman
#72. If you move and act in the material world, then the material world acts on you. Pain hurts, just as greed intoxicates and lust burns. We may not die easy and we sure as hell don't die well, but we can die. If we're still loved and remembered, something else a whole lot like us comes along and the whole damn thing starts all over again. And if we're forgotten, we're done. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Greed quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton
#73. 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. #Quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Greed quotes by Michael Lewis
#74. Kittu was fascinated that such a technically minded person could be so happy groping blindly toward big piles of money. "Jim Clark has a clarity of vision that is prompted by the purest form of greed," says Kittu. #Quote by Michael Lewis
Greed quotes by Eleanor Morse
#75. It seemed that white people were the ones who believed in divine justice. That was because long ago, they'd come with their guns and greed and taken what they wanted. They'd long since forgotten what they'd done, and now they thought the land had always been theirs. #Quote by Eleanor Morse
Greed quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#76. There are people who are never content, never appeased, forever dissatisfied - who continually look to what escapes them, convincing themselves that if only they could attain that one desire outside of reach they would be happy. It seems almost pointless to give to these people because their eyes immediately shift from the gift to stare miserably at the portion held back. Their wants, demands, expectations, appetites are never satiated, thus they refuse to be happy. And you cannot make them so. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Greed quotes by Laura M. Hughes
#77. You say glory, necessity, pride; I say barbarity, greed, arrogance. War is a search for glory, for that particular sense of joy and satisfaction that comes from staking one's life on the outcome of a gamble. The search for a cheap thrill, with a cost too dear for Midas, and on a pretext that, more or less, amounts to 'My neighbour has a thing. I want it. #Quote by Laura M. Hughes
Greed quotes by Napoleon Hill
#78. THE SEVEN MAJOR NEGATIVE EMOTIONS (To be avoided) The emotion of FEAR The emotion of JEALOUSY The emotion of HATRED The emotion of REVENGE The emotion of GREED The emotion of SUPERSTITION The emotion of ANGER #Quote by Napoleon Hill
Greed quotes by Vandana Shiva
#79. My mother was a tremendous woman. I was just cleaning up old trunks and I found a book with her notes written during the war years, in the 1940s. She was studying in Lahore, which became Pakistan. She was writing about how women alone could bring peace to the world, that the men with all their greed and egos were creating all these tensions and violence. I always knew she was a feminist, ahead of her time. #Quote by Vandana Shiva
Greed quotes by Marya Mannes
#80. In the race for money some men may come first, but man comes last. #Quote by Marya Mannes
Greed quotes by Volker G. Fremuth
#81. What was their original sin? Eve allowed her bias to sway the information by frustrating an unbiased truth in favor of a narrative she wanted to believe. #Quote by Volker G. Fremuth
Greed quotes by Samuel Butler
#82. It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly. #Quote by Samuel Butler
Greed quotes by Cindy Trimm
#83. Lord, bless the works of my hands. Let my name be associated with good things. Shield me from persecution and false accusations; guard me against greed, discouragement, and sabotage. I welcome opportunities to grow and mature. Let my actions be in sync with Your will. In Jesus's name, amen. #Quote by Cindy Trimm
Greed quotes by Brian Doyle
#84. Our hearts are not pure:
our hearts are filled with need
and greed as much as with love and grace,
and we wrestle with our hearts all the time.
The wrestling is who we are.
How we wrestle is who we are.
What we want to be is never what we are.
Not yet. Maybe that's why we have these
relentless engines in our chests, driving us forward
toward what we might be.
Orion (Jan/Feb 2005) #Quote by Brian Doyle
Greed quotes by Timothy Snyder
#85. In the euphoria of victory, Nazis tried to organize a boycott of Jewish shops. This was not very successful at first. But the practice of marking one firm as "Jewish" and another as "Aryan" with paint on the windows or walls did affect the way Germans thought about household economics. A shop marked "Jewish" had no future. It became an object of covetous plans. As property was marked as ethnic, envy transformed ethics. If shops could be "Jewish," what about other companies and properties? The wish that Jews might disappear, perhaps suppressed at first, rose as it was leavened by greed. Thus the Germans who marked shops as "Jewish" participated in the process by which Jews really did disappear - as did people who simply looked on. Accepting the markings as a natural part of the urban landscape was already a compromise with a murderous future. You #Quote by Timothy Snyder
Greed quotes by Will Durant
#86. The qualities of character can be arranged in triads, in each of which the first and last qualities will be extremes and vices, and the middle quality a virtue or an excellence. So between cowardice and rashness is courage; between stinginess and extravagance is liberality; between sloth and greed is ambition; between humility and pride is modesty; between secrecy and loquacity, honesty; between moroseness and buffoonery, good humor; between quarrelsomeness and flattery, friendship; between Hamlet's indecisiveness and Quixote's impulsiveness is self-control.49 "Right," then, in ethics or conduct, is not different from "right" in mathematics or engineering; it means correct, fit, what works best to the best result. The #Quote by Will Durant
Greed quotes by Terry Pratchett
#87. Does it matter if you get the presents anyway? she said, making a direct appeal to greed. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Greed quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#88. As utterly irrational as it might seem, the greed within me has the most limited vision I can possibly imagine as it has eyes only for the few things it doesn't have, and it is completely blind to all the many remarkable things that it does. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Greed quotes by Michael Lewis
#89. Cause of the financial crisis was "simple. Greed on both sides - greed of investors and the greed of the bankers." I thought it was more complicated. Greed on Wall Street was a given - almost an obligation. The problem was the system of incentives that channeled the greed. The line between gambling and investing is artificial and thin. #Quote by Michael Lewis
Greed quotes by Jacque Fresco
#90. Human behavior is subject to the same laws as any other natural phenomenon. Our customs, behaviors, and values are byproducts of our culture. No one is born with greed, prejudice, bigotry, patriotism and hatred; these are all learned behavior patterns. If the environment is unaltered, similar behavior will reoccur. #Quote by Jacque Fresco
Greed quotes by Vineet Raj Kapoor
#91. To make your Opinion Count,
you have to do something more
than just making Money. #Quote by Vineet Raj Kapoor
Greed quotes by Ching Hai
#92. Sometimes, if we are faced with obstacles, be they tangible or not, such as jealousy, worldly sentiment, greed, hatred or obsession, etc., there is no other way to overcome them except by practicing more diligently. You need to read Master's books and to listen to Master's tapes more often, meditate more, do Quan Yin more, put more effort into your practice and concentrate more on the path of practice. It is safe only when you are sheltered by the supreme power, no other way. #Quote by Ching Hai
Greed quotes by Sonja Lyubomirsky
#93. The practice of gratitude is incompatible with negative emotions and may actually diminish or deter such feelings as anger, bitterness, and greed. #Quote by Sonja Lyubomirsky
Greed quotes by Andy Stanley
#94. Greed is the assumption that it is all for my consumption. #Quote by Andy Stanley
Greed quotes by Rumi
#95. Greed makes man blind and foolish, and makes him an easy prey for death. #Quote by Rumi
Greed quotes by Frans De Waal
#96. The book of nature is like the Bible: Everyone reads into it what they want, from tolerance to intolerance, and from altruism to greed. It's good to realize, though, that if biologists never stop talking of competition, this doesn't mean they advocate it, and if they call genes selfish, this doesn't mean that genes actually are. Genes can't be any more "selfish" than a river can be "angry," or sun rays "loving." Genes are little chunks of DNA. At most, they are "self-promoting," because successful genes help their carriers spread more copies of themselves. #Quote by Frans De Waal
Greed quotes by Andrew Ashling
#97. Pah ... commoners, traders." Ergus made a disparaging gesture.
Traders with money, Ergus. Money they put at the disposition of young Tanahkos," Lmachdan said in a dry tone. "Money that turns into soldiers. Soldiers who are used to extort tribute from us. Tribute that is turned into more soldiers. The warlord has a good thing going, I'll say that for him. #Quote by Andrew Ashling
Greed quotes by Robert Herjavec
#98. Oh, I'm all about small business. I think what we've learned from big business and big Wall Street is that unchecked greed and the creation of false value gets us all in trouble. If we look at the American economy, who's really creating value? It's the small businesses. #Quote by Robert Herjavec
Greed quotes by Laini Taylor
#99. This wasn't a person, Zuzana thought, this was greed wearing skin. #Quote by Laini Taylor
Greed quotes by Dada Bhagwan
#100. Your anger, pride, deceit, and greed should be such that they hurt no one. If they are limited to where they only hurt only you and no one else, then the path of liberation is open. #Quote by Dada Bhagwan
Greed quotes by A.O. Peart
#101. I don't know. I hope this is just a little fling, that's all." Georgeta shrugged, her eyes back on the Kindle. "We need to move the blankets more into the shade. The sun is creeping out from behind that tree, and I'm getting way too hot. Maybe we should go to Ray's Boathouse for lunch?"
"Lusia, relax. Georgeta's right - this might not last past next week." Bogdan looked from his girlfriend to Jatred and Jasmira, who now were passionately kissing in the water.
"You think?" Lusia motioned at the couple with her hand. "He's our Race's Prince. The Goddess will freak out. #Quote by A.O. Peart
Greed quotes by Robert Bringhurst
#102. I hold the very simpleminded view that everything is related to everything else-and that every one is related to everyone else, and that every species is related to every other. The only way out of this tissue of interrelations, it seems to me, is to stop paying attention, and to substitute something else-hallucination, greed, pride, or hatred, for example-for sensuous connection to the facts. I think it is not the world's task to entertain us, but ours to take an interest in the world. #Quote by Robert Bringhurst
Greed quotes by Liezi
#103. The contented person finds rest in death, and for the greedy person, death puts an end to his long list of desires. #Quote by Liezi
Greed quotes by Nirmala Srivastava
#104. How to get rid of the greed is the point and to get rid of the greed is that if I buy something - for whom should I buy this one, for whom should I buy? Ah, this will be all right for another friend of mine, like that. If you train your mind on these lines, not for yourself, but for others, then you'll be amazed this greed will run away and you'll have joy. #Quote by Nirmala Srivastava
Greed quotes by Robin R. Meyers
#105. Contemporary Christians have declared war on individual immorality but seem remarkably silent about the evil of systems, especially corporate greed and malfeasance. (p. 176) #Quote by Robin R. Meyers
Greed quotes by Christopher Priest
#106. Civilization on Earth planet was equated with selfishness and greed; those people who lived in a civilized state exploited those who did not. There were shortages of vital commodities on Earth planet, and the people in the civilized nations were able to monopolize those commodities by reason of their greater economic strength. This imbalance appeared to be at the root of the
disputes. #Quote by Christopher Priest
Greed quotes by Anthony T. Hincks
#107. They say that the devil speaks in many tongues, and it is true, for here on Earth we speak in many different tongues.
We tell many lies.
We feed on the children and the souls of man as if it was nothing of consequence.
It was the devil who transformed heaven into hell.
And that devil is us! #Quote by Anthony T. Hincks
Greed quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#108. I too often allow people to become a sterile commodity to be bartered in the service of my greed, and in doing something so absurdly reckless I foolishly barter away everything that meets my need. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Greed quotes by John Steinbeck
#109. It has always seemed strange to me," said Doc. "The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second. #Quote by John Steinbeck
Greed quotes by Jeremy Jackson
#110. It's not about the fish; it's not about the pollution; it's not about the climate change. It's about us and our greed and our need for growth and our inability to imagine a world that is different from the selfish world we live in today. #Quote by Jeremy Jackson
Greed quotes by Terry Pratchett
#111. But what should we do when the highborn and wealthy take to crime? Indeed, if a poor man will spend a year in prison for stealing out of hunger, how high would the gallows need to be to hang the rich man who breaks the law out of greed? #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Greed quotes by Lydia Davis
#112. Just as it is hard for us, in our garden, to stop weeding, because there is always another weed there in front of us, it may be hard for her to stop grazing, because there are always a few more shoots of fresh grass just ahead of her. #Quote by Lydia Davis
Greed quotes by Homer
#113. Nothing in the world is so incontinent as a man's accursed appetite. #Quote by Homer
Greed quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#114. Nonetheless, many people, and especially intellectuals, passionately loathe capitalism. As they see it, this ghastly mode of society's economic organization has brought about nothing but mischief and misery. Men were once happy and prosperous in the good old days preceding the Industrial Revolution. Now under capitalism the immense majority are starving paupers ruthlessly exploited by rugged individualists. For these scoundrels nothing counts but their moneyed interests. They do not produce good and really useful things, but only what will yield the highest profits. They poison bodies with alcoholic beverages and tobacco, and souls and minds with tabloids, lascivious books and silly moving pictures. The "ideological superstructure" of capitalism is a literature of decay and degradation, the burlesque show and the art of striptease, the Hollywood pictures and the detective stories. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Greed quotes by Zarina Bibi
#115. The world is on fire with hate- everyone is blaming one another saying that religion is responsible for it!
In all honesty, hate has no fate.
But greed does it needs money, its faith. #Quote by Zarina Bibi
Greed quotes by Ron Carlson
#116. I tell students, when in doubt, to title their story after the smallest concrete object in their story. I warn them off plays on words, ('The Rent Also Rises'
no; 'Life in My Cat House'
no) and no grand reaches, either. 'Reverence,' 'Respect,' 'Regret,' 'Greed,' 'Adventure,' 'Retribution.' And never use the worst title of all time, 'The Gift,' a story I read six times a year. #Quote by Ron Carlson
Greed quotes by Alan Watts
#117. Now, you see, if you understand what I'm saying, with your intelligence, and then take the next step and say "But I understood it now, but I didn't feel it." Then, next I raise the question: Why do you want to feel it? You say: "I want something more", because that's again that spiritual greed. And you could only say that because you didn't understand it. #Quote by Alan Watts
Greed quotes by S.A. Tawks
#118. It seemed, at that point, my greed and cunningness were being rewarded. #Quote by S.A. Tawks
Greed quotes by Albie Cullen
#119. There are only a few natural forces in this world that can make a rational man go against his judgment: love and greed. #Quote by Albie Cullen
Greed quotes by Charles Sterling
#120. The world is weeping. It is weeping, because its sons and daughters have betrayed it. Why do they turn to bloodshed when there is so much abundance on this planet? Why must its children suffer at the hands of greed and hatred? #Quote by Charles Sterling
Greed quotes by Marvin H. McIntyre
#121. Another misconception is that desires are insatiable. Admittedly, for the small segment of society that is clinically deranged, this statement may not hold true. But for those seeking riches, pleasure, or power, too much of a good thing dulls the appetite." – Jeremy Lyons [Survival of the Fittest] #Quote by Marvin H. McIntyre
Greed quotes by Stephen King
#122. Few techniques are so successful, lady and gentlemen, as the one where you boggle the target's mind, freeze him with greed, then blitz him. #Quote by Stephen King
Greed quotes by Steven S. Long
#123. i HAVE A STRONG UNDERSTANDING OF SUTTLE ENERGIES ,I MUST LEARN MORE, HOWEVER EVERYONE IS ASLEEP,AFRAID,I HAVE A GOOD IDEA ON HOW YHE PRAMID WAS BUILT HOWEVER I HAVE`NT ADEGREE [THE SITOM IS BROKE]IT USED TO BE A GOOD FEASIBLE IDEA WAS TRIED ,BUT BETEEWN,GOV,CHURCH,AN GOOD OLD FEARI`M AFRAID WE WILL ONLY NO GAS, COAL ,AN NUCLUER POWER THE UNWORLDLY FORCES DID`T GIVE US TECK THEY SHOWED US WHAT WAS ALREADY HERE AND HOW TO USE IT!WE NOT ANY SMARTER NOW THEN WE WERE THEN,GREED AND FEAR WILL ONLY PROVED SAFTY IN THE END TO THOSE FIEW WHO HAVE REMOVED THE LEAD SHADEDS THOSE WHO CONTROLL THE FEAR !IF WE WERE TO ACTUALLY LISTEN TO ONEANTHER KNOWAGE WILL DISOLVE FEAR ,BALANCEING THE POWER #Quote by Steven S. Long
Greed quotes by E.L. Doctorow
#124. It has taken time and the blundering wisdom and anarchic greed of our ancestry to construct the modern city of consolidated institutions. It is a great historically amassed communal creation. If you fly above it at night, it is a jeweled wonder of the universe, floating like a giant liner on the sea of darkness. It is smart, accomplished, sophisticated, and breathtakingly beautiful. And it glimmers and sparkles as all things breakable glimmer and sparkle. You wonder how much God had to do with this, how much of the splendor and insolence of the modern city creatively built from the disparate intentions of generations of men comes of the inspiration of God. Because it is the city of the unremarked God, the sometime-thing God, the God of history. #Quote by E.L. Doctorow
Greed quotes by Hiromu Arakawa
#125. Greed (as Ling): You humans always get all "holier-than-thou" when it comes to this stuff ... I really don't get you.
Edward: It's called having integrity. You should try it sometime #Quote by Hiromu Arakawa
Greed quotes by Dada Bhagwan
#126. One is called a saiyami [those with inner control] when no intent of transgression remains within him. Even during anger-pride-deceit-greed when there is no violent intent; that is called saiyam. A saiyami will go to moksha. #Quote by Dada Bhagwan
Greed quotes by Aristophanes
#127. Look at the orators in our republics; as long as they are poor, both state and people can only praise their uprightness; but once they are fattened on the public funds, they conceive a hatred for justice, plan intrigues against the people and attack the democracy. #Quote by Aristophanes
Greed quotes by Dada Bhagwan
#128. The awareness that 'money will get spent' must never be kept; whatever gets spent at whatever time is correct. That's why it was told to spend money, so that they can be free from greed and they can give it again and again. #Quote by Dada Bhagwan
Greed quotes by Sonali Dev
#129. But with evil the roots are as deep and branched as the oldest tree. The motivations are such a spiderweb of nature and nurture and choice and anger and greed and hatred all woven into a sticky mess. #Quote by Sonali Dev
Greed quotes by Amelie Fisher
#130. Greed is a strange, strange sin.
All you want to do is acquire. Acquire money, acquire material, acquire time, acquire energy, acquire attention. The running mantra is "I want, I want, I want" but that quickly turns to "I need, I need, I need."
Suddenly there just isn't enough time for friends, for family, for anyone. Your goal is to acquire and to make sure what you acquire stays acquired. Your life depends on it. You don't see truth because the truth is shadowed by enormous homes, incredibly fast cars, in lavish spending. Your life no longer belongs to you, but you are blind to it all because those around you are seeking the same.
So you shuffle along at an impossible rate, and you pass the real world around you.
But what you'll come to realize, altogether too late, is that it's never enough.
It's simply never enough #Quote by Amelie Fisher
Greed quotes by Andrew Harvey
#131. Unless the human race realizes with a passion and reverence beyond thought or words its inter-being with nature, it will destroy in its greed the very environment it is itself sustained by. #Quote by Andrew Harvey
Greed quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#132. Choose altruism, because selfishism is a lonely, cold, dark hole. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Greed quotes by Erik Pevernagie
#133. Love is blind. Love of money is blind. Greed and money make people forfeit the quiddity of life, banish them from what is essential and alienate them from themselves. They lose their identity and become drifting exiles. ( "Money rocking and rolling" ) #Quote by Erik Pevernagie
Greed quotes by Sarah Bessey
#134. Whether it's racism, patriarchy, warmongering, greed, or child trafficking, it's counter to God's Kingdom. But the people caught in those systems are rarely the enemies; often they are just as caught, as longing for a rescue as the rest of us. We don't battle against flesh and blood, not really, but against the powers and principalities that hold us all captive. #Quote by Sarah Bessey
Greed quotes by Jennifer Stone
#135. Greed stains our culture, soaks our sensibilities and has replaced grace as a sign of our intimacy with the divine. #Quote by Jennifer Stone
Greed quotes by Pope John Paul II
#136. If development is the new name for peace, war and preparations for war are the major enemy of the healthy development of peoples. If we take the common good of all humanity as our norm, instead of individual greed, peace would be possible. #Quote by Pope John Paul II
Greed quotes by Aleksandra Layland
#137. The source of evil is desire, greed, and anger. #Quote by Aleksandra Layland
Greed quotes by Ali Ibn Abi Talib
#138. Greed takes a person to the watering place but gets him back without letting him drink. It undertakes responsibility but does not fulfill it. Often the drinker gets choked before quenching his thirst. The greater the worth of a thing yearned for, the greater is the grief for its loss. Desires blind the eyes of understanding. The destined share would reach him who does not approach it. #Quote by Ali Ibn Abi Talib
Greed quotes by Pat Conroy
#139. We had made the error of staying small – and there is no more unforgivable crime in America. #Quote by Pat Conroy
Greed quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#140. It doesn't take much intelligence to understand that obedience to greed can make us a slave to stupidity. Yet, I think that the power of greed is amply illustrated by simply taking note of how many intelligent people have chosen slavery. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Greed quotes by Allan Lokos
#141. The virtues of free enterprise can become distorted by greed & delusion. #Quote by Allan Lokos
Greed quotes by Peter Matthiessen
#142. With the advent of this something-not-known (which he scarcely dares consider lest it vanish), the metastasizing animosities among the witness bearers are dissolving, as if the Dancing were sealing their acceptance of all woebegone humankind in all its greed and cruelties as the only creature capable of evil and the only one - surely those two are connected - aware that it must die. #Quote by Peter Matthiessen
Greed quotes by Bernie Sanders
#143. I think what the secretary Hillary Clinton has recognized is the American people are extremely angry about the power of Wall Street, the greed, the illegal behavior of Wall Street. #Quote by Bernie Sanders
Greed quotes by John Steinbeck
#144. The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomiants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second. (Cannery Row) #Quote by John Steinbeck
Greed quotes by Rivera Sun
#145. It was not the blatant evil that broke the soul. No, in the face of utter darkness, the human spirit often rose to soaring heights. It was the shades of gray, the nuances and subtleties that wore people down. It was dealing with sellouts and side deals, small injustices and petty grievances that turned heroes into stoop-shouldered, weary old men. That was how they crumbled, idealists like this young man. They tripped on the garbage heap of miserly greed and fearful half-measures. #Quote by Rivera Sun
Greed quotes by Antonio García Martínez
#146. Investors are people with more money than time.
Employees are people with more time than money.
Entrepreneurs are simply the seductive go-betweens.
Startups are business experiments performed with other people's money.
Marketing is like sex: only losers pay for it."
"Company culture is what goes without saying.
There are no real rules, only laws.
Success forgives all sins.
People who leak to you, leak about you.
Meritocracy is the propaganda we use to bless the charade.
Greed and vanity are the twin engines of bourgeois society.
Most managers are incompetent and maintain their jobs via inertia and politics.
Lawsuits are merely expensive feints in a well-scripted conflict narrative between corporate entities.
Capitalism is an amoral farce in which every player - investor, employee, entrepreneur, consumer - is complicit. #Quote by Antonio García Martínez
Greed quotes by Christopher Dunn
#147. Modern electrical power distribution technology is largely the fruit of the labors of two men - Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. Compared with Edison, Tesla is relatively unknown, yet he invented the alternating electric current generation and distribution system that supplanted Edison's direct current technology and that is the system currently in use today. Tesla also had a vision of delivering electricity to the world that was revolutionary and unique. If his research had come to fruition, the technological landscape would be entirely different than it is today. Power lines and the insulated towers that carry them over thousands of country and city miles would not distract our view. Tesla believed that by using the electrical potential of the Earth, it would be possible to transmit electricity through the Earth and the atmosphere without using wires. With suitable receiving devices, the electricity could be used in remote parts of the planet. Along with the transmission of electricity, Tesla proposed a system of global communication, following an inspired realization that, to electricity, the Earth was nothing more than a small, round metal ball.
[...]
With $150,000 in financial support from J. Pierpont Morgan and other backers, Tesla built a radio transmission tower at Wardenclyffe, Long Island, that promised - along with other less widely popular benefits - to provide communication to people in the far corners of the world who needed no more than a handheld rece #Quote by Christopher Dunn
Greed quotes by Christina Baker Kline
#148. I think of these qualities as metaphorical, you know? So black magic is whatever leads people to the dark side - their own greed or insecurity that makes them do destructive things. #Quote by Christina Baker Kline
Greed quotes by Erich Fromm
#149. A man driven to incessant work by a sense of deep insecurity and loneliness; or another one driven by ambition, or greed for money. In all these cases the person is the slave of a passion, and his activity is in reality a "passivity" because he is driven; he is the sufferer, not the "actor." On the other hand, a man sitting quiet and contemplating, with no purpose or aim except that of experiencing himself and his oneness with the world, is considered to be "passive," because he is not "doing" anything. #Quote by Erich Fromm
Greed quotes by Mike Murdock
#150. Giving is a proof that you have conquered greed. #Quote by Mike Murdock
Greed quotes by Viktor Schauberger
#151. Despite our accumulation of material wealth, humanity is now engulfed by a widespread economic collapse. Many areas of production exhibit regressive trends so that visible epicentres of decay are growing on all sides and threatening humanity itself. Despite all the research no means can be found to prevent humanity from decaying alive. This is no more than the just and legitimate consequence of human activity. Knowing nothing of Nature's omnipotent laws, and with mindless greed, humanity claws into the life-giving organism of Mother Earth. She is now, with elemental power, beginning to paralyse the wanton hand that dared disturb the forces that serve all Creation. #Quote by Viktor Schauberger
Greed quotes by H.P. Lovecraft
#152. Religion as a vital issue is dead except on paper, and whatever beauty-baiting the future may witness will be the work of greed and trade, and not of honest cosmos-facing. #Quote by H.P. Lovecraft
Greed quotes by Eric Mann
#153. There is a collision course between the greed and rationalizations of the West and the force of nature; science and the planet are the casualties. #Quote by Eric Mann
Greed quotes by Jim Rohn
#154. The twin killers of success are impatience and greed. #Quote by Jim Rohn
Greed quotes by Marvin Ammori
#155. Liability limit has become a symbol of corporate greed in passing the risk of disaster to the U.S. government and U.S. citizens. #Quote by Marvin Ammori
Greed quotes by George Davis Herron
#156. The possession of power over others is inherently destructive both to the possessor of the power and to those over whom it is exercised. #Quote by George Davis Herron
Greed quotes by Colleen Hoover
#157. And people like my father are the problem. Instead of helping others, people use the worst-case scenarios to excuse their own selfishness and greed. #Quote by Colleen Hoover
Greed quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#158. You have only mastered peace when you have conquered bitterness,
mastered patience when you have conquered anger,
mastered joy when you have conquered sorrow,
mastered strength when you have conquered pain,
mastered contentment when you have conquered greed,
mastered truth when you have conquered ignorance,
mastered faith when you have conquered doubt,
mastered courage when you have conquered fear,
mastered kindness when you have conquered intolerance,
mastered humility when you have conquered ego,
mastered joy when you have conquered grief,
mastered hope when you have conquered despair,
mastered mercy when you have conquered wrath,
mastered love when you have conquered hate,
mastered life when you have conquered death,
and mastered light when you have conquered darkness. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Greed quotes by Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski
#159. A foolish environmentalist wants to save nature from the greed of the market by exposing it to the tragedy of the commons. A smart environmentalist wants to save nature from the tragedy of the commons by exposing it to the greed of the market. #Quote by Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski
Greed quotes by Seneca The Younger
#160. That poverty is no disaster is understood by everyone who has not yet succumbed to the madness of greed and luxury that turns everything topsy-turvy. #Quote by Seneca The Younger
Greed quotes by Max Brooks
#161. I don't know if great times make great men, but I know they can kill them. #Quote by Max Brooks
Greed quotes by Thornton Wilder
#162. Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home. #Quote by Thornton Wilder
Greed quotes by Etienne De L'Amour
#163. Let me leave you with a positive thought. William Shakespeare once wrote: "The more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite." They call this the Hidden Economy and it is not based on greed or love of money, but on unconditional, selfless, boundless and unstinting Love. #Quote by Etienne De L'Amour
Greed quotes by Matt Perman
#164. Superficial efficiency seems cheaper at first, but it costs more the long run, with the cost being pushed off onto someone other than the one who saves a few bucks. #Quote by Matt Perman
Greed quotes by Marya Mannes
#165. The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality. #Quote by Marya Mannes
Greed quotes by Little Richard
#166. Greed has taken the whole universe, and nobody is worried about their soul. #Quote by Little Richard
Greed quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#167. Yet, there is a sense of some deep sort that runs entirely contrary to human nature; that in putting ourselves first, we must by necessity put others first. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Greed quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#168. At the root of every form of ungodliness, injustice, nepotism, selfishness, every rivalry and competitive jealousy, is the monster called greed. #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Greed quotes by Ayn Rand
#169. If parasitism, favoritism, corruption, and greed for the unearned did not exist, a mixed economy would bring them into existence. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Greed quotes by Joan Collins
#170. If you eat junk, you look like junk. People say, 'It's not my fault, it's my glands.' It's not; it's greed! #Quote by Joan Collins
Greed quotes by James McAvoy
#171. At the heart of every really good Christmas movie is the threat, I suppose, to Christmas. Something is wrong with Christmas, in all of these movies. In 'The Polar Express,' there's a kid that doesn't really believe, and that's the threat to Christmas. In 'Santa Claus: The Movie,' jealousy and greed are threatening to overrun his Christmas. #Quote by James McAvoy
Greed quotes by Immanuel Kant
#172. The enjoyment of power inevitably corrupts the judgment of reason, and perverts its liberty. #Quote by Immanuel Kant
Greed quotes by A.O. Peart
#173. She heard a low murmur of the far-away voices: a chant repeated over and over. #Quote by A.O. Peart
Greed quotes by Sathya Sai Baba
#174. Sacrifice, so that you may be saved. You have to sacrifice, not a bleating sheep or a horse or a cow, but your animality, the bestial lust and greed, hate and malice. Sacrifice these and you earn the heaven of unflinching peace. #Quote by Sathya Sai Baba
Greed quotes by Iliza Shlesinger
#175. You're not a road comic till you've watched Real Sex and American Greed alone in your hotel room. #Quote by Iliza Shlesinger
Greed quotes by Nathan  Hill
#176. You know, there used to be a difference between authentic music and sellout music. I'm talking about when I was young, in the sixties? Back then we knew there was a soullessness to the sellouts, and we wanted to be on the side of the artists. But now? Being a sellout is the authentic thing. When Molly Miller says 'I'm just being real,' what she means is that everyone wants money and fame and any artist who claims otherwise is lying. the only fundamental truth is greed, and the only question is who is up front about this. That's the new authenticity. Molly Miler can never be accused of selling out because selling out was her goal all along. #Quote by Nathan Hill
Greed quotes by Alain De Botton
#177. An understandable hunger for ... potential clients tempts many [career counseling therapists] to overpromise, like creative writing teachers who, out of greed or sentimentality, sometimes imply that all of their students could one day produce worthwhile literature, rather than frankly acknowledging the troubling truth, anathema to a democratic society, that the great writer, like the contented worker, remains an erratic and anomalous event, ... immune to the methods of factory farming. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Greed quotes by Karen Maitland
#178. The monk, Gregory the Great, tells how a nun, in her greed, ate a lettuce without first making the sign of the cross to protect herself against the evil spirits that hide between its leaves, and so she became possessed by a demon. Greetwell #Quote by Karen Maitland
Greed quotes by Phillip Moffitt
#179. Change that does not lead to liberation from fear, greed and delusion is not wholesome. Furthermore, any change that does not yield more compassion and loving-kindness for yourself and others is a waste of precious life energy. #Quote by Phillip Moffitt
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#180. Greed is eternal. #Quote by The Ferrengi Rules Of Acquisition 10
Greed quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#181. Great difficult is the dogged bedfellow of great wealth, which always renders great wealth as less than great. Yet, great wealth as bequeathed by God is robustly free of such travails, which always renders it greater than great. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Greed quotes by Amish Tripathi
#182. It's our greed to extract more and more from good that turns it into evil. #Quote by Amish Tripathi
Greed quotes by Virgil
#183. To what crime do you not drive the hearts of men, accursed hunger for gold? #Quote by Virgil
Greed quotes by Dada Bhagwan
#184. You will not realize the absolute supreme Self (parmatma) unless the weakness departs. Anger, pride, deceit and greed are the weaknesses. #Quote by Dada Bhagwan
Greed quotes by Davis McCaughey
#185. The Western societies which espouse free market capitalism survive by the pursuit of greed and, in their own way, like Communism, throw into leadership men and women (mostly men) who know how to gain, exert and manipulate power. #Quote by Davis McCaughey
Greed quotes by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
#186. [At the scene of a murder]
The cats' bloodthirst was normal; it was the way God had made them. They were hunters, they killed for food and to train their young
well maybe sometimes for sport. But this violent act by some unknown human had nothing to do with hunting
for a human to brutally maim one of the own kind out of rage or sadism or greed was, to Joe and Dulcie (the cats), a shocking degradation of the human condition. To imagine that vicious abandon in a human deeply distressed Dulcie; she did not like thinking about humans that way. #Quote by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Greed quotes by Neil Postman
#187. The television commercial has mounted the most serious assault on capitalist ideology since the publication of Das Kapital. To understand why, we must remind ourselves that capitalism, like science and liberal democracy, was an outgrowth of the Enlightenment. Its principal theorists, even its most prosperous practitioners, believed capitalism to be based on the idea that both buyer and seller are sufficiently mature, well informed and reasonable to engage in transactions of mutual self-interest. If greed was taken to be the fuel of the capitalist engine, the surely rationality was the driver. The theory states, in part, that competition in the marketplace requires that the buyer not only knows what is good for him but also what is good. If the seller produces nothing of value, as determined by a rational marketplace, then he loses out. It is the assumption of rationality among buyers that spurs competitors to become winners, and winners to keep on winning. Where it is assumed that a buyer is unable to make rational decisions, laws are passed to invalidate transactions, as, for example, those which prohibit children from making contracts...Of course, the practice of capitalism has its contradictions...But television commercials make hash of it...By substituting images for claims, the pictorial commercial made emotional appeal, not tests of truth, the basis of consumer decisions. The distance between rationality and advertising is now so wide that it is difficult to remember th #Quote by Neil Postman
Greed quotes by Os Hillman
#188. Sin makes our armor vulnerable to attack from Satan, who then gains permission from God to attack us in the area where we have failed to uphold righteousness. If we break down in moral purity, Satan comes in and establishes a stronghold. If we give place to bitterness and unwillingness to forgive, we break fellowship with God and others. If we become money-focused, we fall into greed and deception. Sin is a vicious cycle that leaves us weak and vulnerable to ever more sin. #Quote by Os Hillman
Greed quotes by Celso Cukierkorn
#189. When you sacrifice everything for your family, and you're committed to changing your lifestyle to secure a better future, it is not an act of greed, but rather an act of faith. #Quote by Celso Cukierkorn
Greed quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh
#190. Before every meal, a monk or a nun recites the Five Contemplations: This food is the gift of the whole universe - the earth, the sky, and much hard work. May we live in a way that is worthy of this food. May we transform our unskillful states of mind, especially that of greed. May we eat only foods that nourish us and prevent illness. May we accept this food for the realization of the way of understanding and love. #Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh
Greed quotes by Khalil Gibran
#191. Unless the exchange be in love and kindly justice, it will but lead some to greed and others to hunger. #Quote by Khalil Gibran
Greed quotes by Osho
#192. All possible resources have to be used, so that you can learn to use your anger in such a way that it becomes compassion, to use your sex in such a way that it becomes love, to use your greed in such a way that it becomes sharing. Every energy that you have can become its polar opposite, because the polar opposite is always contained in it. Your #Quote by Osho
Greed quotes by E.F. Schumacher
#193. If greed were not the master of modern man, how could it be that the frenzy of economic activity does not abate as higher standards of living are attained, and that it is precisely the richest societies which pursue their economic advantage with the greatest ruthlessness? #Quote by E.F. Schumacher
Greed quotes by Ajahn Chah
#194. Some people are afraid of generosity. They feel they will be taken advantage of or oppressed. In cultivating generosity, we are only oppressing our greed and attachment. This allows our true nature to come out and become lighter and freer. #Quote by Ajahn Chah
Greed quotes by B.C. Forbes
#195. The be-all and end-all of life should not be to get rich, but to enrich the world. #Quote by B.C. Forbes
Greed quotes by Cynthia Dill
#196. Ideology that believes government is bad, and that public institutions and places are not valuable, is as destructive as corporate greed. #Quote by Cynthia Dill
Greed quotes by John Searles
#197. You know what can make a person possessed, Sylvie? It's not Satan or Lucifer or any of that nonsense. Do you know what it is? . . . Love and hate. Greed. Revenge. Pride. Those things... #Quote by John Searles
Greed quotes by Charles Derber
#198. Today, as in the Gilded Age, we live in a world where a morality of personal responsibility rubs shoulders with a culture of greed and of flagrant social irresponsibility. Now as then, business has shed its collective responsibility for employees - just as government has for its citizens. #Quote by Charles Derber
Greed quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#199. 98% of politicians are either corrupt or corruptible. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Greed quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#200. If I'm owed anything, it would be all of the consequences that come with believing that I'm owed. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough

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