What is Greed? Greed Defined In 20 Quotes

    1. It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all. – Democritus

    2. Greed will always leave you dissatisfied because you’ll never be able to get everything you desire. Greed never allows you to think you have enough; it always destroys you by making you strive ever harder for more. – Rabbi Benjamin Blech, Taking Stock: A Spiritual Guide to Rising Above Life’s Ups and Downs

    3. Envy and desire and ambition drive a man out of the world. Torah, Avot 4:21

    4. Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions. – Bible, Luke 12:15

    5. When everyone covets something, they are easily annoyed by it. – Baltasar Gracian, The Art of Worldly Wisdom

    6. Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from him. – Voltaire

    7. Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear. – Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave

    8. Greed’s worst point is its ingratitude. – Seneca

    9. Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness, except greed, which does make us more vulnerable than loneliness. – Thomas Harris

    10. There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything – millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace. – Richard Pryor

    11. The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. – Charles Kuralt

    12. Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed. – Channing Pollock

    13. The covetous man is always in want. – Horace

    14. Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed. – Mahatma Gandhi

    15. Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?” – Brian Tracy

    16. There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it. – Maya Angelou

    17. We have always known that heedless self interest

      was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics. – Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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

    19. When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses. – Shirley Chisholm

    20. I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy. – Warren Buffett



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