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We risk all in being too greedy.  ~ Jean de La Fontaine


Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.  ~ William Faulkner


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


It's impossible to translate Wall Street greed into one or two demands.  ~ Cornel West


He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.  ~ Socrates


He who lives only for himself is truly dead to others.  ~ Publilius Syrus


A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.  ~ Clarence Day


No gain satisfies a greedy mind.  ~ Latin proverb


Greed's worst point is its ingratitude.  ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca


No man is more cheated than the selfish man.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


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


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


If I have to build a big company by mistreating other people then the Bible says WOE to me. I don't know what that is, but I don't want any of it.  ~ Joyce Meyer


There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.  ~ Siddhārtha Gautama


Immense wealth, and its lavish expenditure, fill the great house with all that can please the eye, or tempt the taste. Here, appetite, not food, is the great desideratum.  ~ Frederick Douglass


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


He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics.  ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt


He who is greedy is always in want. ~ Horace


Who covets more is evermore a slave.  ~ Robert Herrick


The Master said, “If your conduct is determined solely by considerations of profit you will arouse great resentment.  ~ Confucius


From the first day to this, sheer greed was the driving spirit of civilization.  ~ Friedrich Engels


Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear.  ~ Cyril Connelly


The greedy man is incontent with a whole world set before him.  ~ Sa'di


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


Greed is an imperfection that defiles the mind; hate is an imperfection that defiles the mind; delusion is an imperfection that defiles the mind.  ~
Siddhārtha Gautama


Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles.  ~ Harry S. Truman


In an effort to eliminate the possibility of any rival growing up, some monopolists would sacrifice democracy itself.  ~ Henry A. Wallace


Greed lessens what is gathered.  ~ Arab proverb


The covetous man is always poor.  ~ Claudian


If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.  ~ J.R.R. Tolkien


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


For greed, all nature is too little.  ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca


Nothing is enough to the man for whom enough is too little.  ~ Epicurus


These temple destroyers, devotees of ravaging commercialism, seem to have a perfect contempt for Nature, and, instead of lifting their eyes to the God of the mountains, lift them to the Almighty Dollar.  ~ John Muir


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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