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  1. Picture quote by Epicurus about greed

    If a little is not enough for you, the nothing is. ⏤ Epicurus


  2. Picture quote by Mahatma Gandhi about need

    The world has enough for everyones need, but not enough for everyones greed. ⏤ Mahatma Gandhi


  3. Picture quote by Warren Buffett about life

    Not doing what we love in the name of greed is very poor management of our lives. ⏤ Warren Buffett


  4. Picture quote by Samuel Gompers about greed

    The man who has millions will want everything he can lay his hands on and then raise his voice against the poor devil who wants ten cents more a day. ⏤ Samuel Gompers


  5. Picture quote about greed

    When everything is available, nothing is ever enough.


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The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.

Bodhidharma

There is enough in this world for everyone's need, but not for everyone's greed.

Mahatma Gandhi

Big mouthfuls often choke.

Italian Proverbs

The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.

Anatole France

Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Malcolm X

The avarice person is ever in want; let your desired aim have a fixed limit.

Horace

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

Donald Trump

Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.

Thomas Jefferson

For greed all nature is too little.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

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

Voltaire

The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm, capitalism is that kind of a system.

Milton Friedman

Greed is the inventor of injustice as well as the current enforcer.

Julian Casablancas

But men are so full of greed today, they'll sell anything for a little piece of money.

Little Richard

It is not the want, but rather abundance that creates avarice.

Michel de Montaigne

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

Thomas Fuller

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

Cyril Connolly

So for a good old-gentlemanly vice, I think I must take up with avarice.

Lord Byron

He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise.

Henry David Thoreau

The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power).

Dawn Powell

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

Minna Antrim

He's not crazy, he who eats the pastry, crazy is the one who gave it to him.

Bulgarian proverbs

But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove.

Jose Marti

Greed has taken the whole universe, and nobody is worried about their soul.

Little Richard

The beast for me is greed. Whether you read Dante, Swift, or any of these guys, it always boils down to the same thing: the corruption of the soul.

Ben Nicholson

Greed has driven the world crazy. And I think I'm lucky that I have a place over here that I can call home.

Nina Simone

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

Erich Fromm

Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.

Andre Breton

Greed probably figures in my intellectual life as well, as I attempt to absorb a massive amount of information with consequent mental indigestion.

Etty Hillesum

If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect.

Jacques Yves Cousteau

God forgives the sin of gluttony.

Proverbs

I want an Oompa-Loompa!' screamed Veruca.

Roald Dahl

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

Friedrich Engels

Rulers do not reduce taxes to be kind. Expediency and greed create high taxation, and normally it takes an impending catastrophe to bring it down.

Charles Adams

Avarice is the vice of declining years.

George Bancroft

To hazard much to get much has more of avarice than wisdom.

William Penn

My head can get to murder and rape for profit because I can understand greed as a human motive, but I cannot understand the voyeuristic desire to watch such a film. I can comprehend one and I cannot comprehend the other.

Donna Leon

I think war is based in greed and there are huge karmic retributions that will follow. I think war is never the answer to solving any problems. The best way to solve problems is to not have enemies.

Sheryl Crow

The music industry's actions at the time of 9/11 and since have been actions driven by patriotism in most instances, and greed and stupidity to a lesser degree. Sounds like real life doesn't it?

Ronnie James Dio

Do not follow vain desires; for verily he who prospers is preserved from lust, greed and anger.

Abu Bakr

I didn't do it because of the underlying greed that's prevailing, but it is about greed, doing the right thing at the right time using your clout when you have it and what for and what reason.

Danny Devito

In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together.

Margaret J. Wheatley

Undoubtedly there are, in connection with each of these things, cases of fraud, swindling, and other financial crimes; that is to say, the greed and selfishness of men are perpetual.

William Graham Sumner

They have stolen the public lands. They have grasped all to themselves, and by their unprincipled greed brought a crisis of unparalleled distress on forty millions of people, who have natural resources to feed, clothe and shelter the whole human race.

Denis Kearney

An intriguing paradox of the 1990s is that it isn't called a decade of greed.

Paul Samuelson

The writer's greed is appalling. He wants, or seems to want, everything and practically everybody, in another sense, and at the same time, he needs no one at all.

James Baldwin

Greed is not a financial issue. It's a heart issue.

Andy Stanley

New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed... a race for rent.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Looking so cool, his greed is hard to conceal, he's fresh out of law school, you gave him a license to steal.

Al Stewart

We have seen that in this country in the last few years, particularly on Wall Street, with the rise of the old human frailty of greed. This occurs when people begin to serve only their own needs to the detriment of everyone else.

Lee R. Raymond

Avarice is the sphincter of the heart.

Matthew Green

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

I have news for the forces of greed and the defenders of the status quo; your time has come and gone. It's time for change in America.

William Jefferson Clinton

Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.

Charles Caleb Colton

From top to bottom of the ladder, greed is aroused without knowing where to find ultimate foothold. Nothing can calm it, since its goal is far beyond all it can attain. Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.

Emile Durkheim

Avarice is generally the last passion of those lives of which the first part has been squandered in pleasure, and the second devoted to ambition. He that sinks under the fatigue of getting wealth, lulls his age with the milder business of saving it.

Samuel Johnson

For at least another hundred years we must pretend to ourselves and to every one that fair is foul and foul is fair; for foul is useful and fair is not. Avarice and usury and precaution must be our gods for a little longer still.

John Maynard Keynes

The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Let me tell you, Cassius, you yourself are much condemned to have an itching palm.

William Shakespeare

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

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.

Aimee Mann

When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'

Joe Biden

It has always seemed strange to me... 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.

John Steinbeck

We didn't become the most prosperous country in the world just by rewarding greed and recklessness. We didn't come this far by letting the special interests run wild. We didn't do it just by gambling and chasing paper profits on Wall Street. We built this country by making things, by producing goods we could sell.

Barack Obama

Well first of all, tell me, is there some society you know of that doesn't run on greed? You think Russia doesn't run on greed? You think China doesn't run on greed? What is greed?

Milton Friedman

I think one of the most pervasive evils in this world is greed and acquiring money for money's sake. Once you have six houses and a plane, it's just about a number. It's never been anything I understood.

Kevin Bacon

There is a lesson there about greed and it is a lesson I am willing to learn as well. Has it made me a distrustful person? I don't think so. But we probably look a bit more carefully at our financial situation now.

Kevin Bacon

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

Cornel West

We want to bear witness today that we know the relation between corporate greed and what goes on too often in the Supreme Court decisions.

Cornel West

The banking collapse was caused, more than anything, by bad government policy and the total failure of bad regulation, rather than by greed.

Nigel Farage

There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.

Mahatma Gandhi

John will never send a boy or girl in a uniform anywhere in the world because of our need and greed for oil.

Teresa Heinz

As time goes on we get closer to that American Dream of there being a pie cut up and shared. Usually greed and selfishness prevent that and there is always one bad apple in every barrel.

Rick Danko

Fear tends to manifest itself much more quickly than greed, so volatile markets tend to be on the downside. In up markets, volatility tends to gradually decline.

Philip Roth

Human beings may well be unable to break free of the dictatorship of greed that spreads like a miasma over the world, but no longer will we be an inarticulate and ignorant humanity, confused by our enslavement to superior cruelty and weaponry.

Alice Walker

Avarice, the spur of industry.

David Hume

We have to knock down the barriers erected by greed, special interests, powerful forces.

Hillary Clinton

The only thing wrong with the NBA - or any other professional sport, for that matter - is a wild epidemic of Dumbness and overweening Greed. There is no Mystery about it, and no need to change any rules.

Hunter S. Thompson

If you talk to most businessmen, they'll say that what they do is for the public good, but you know they're just greedy, and consumers are just consuming for the sake of their own greed.

P. J. O'Rourke

We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.

Stephen Hawking

Where do the evils like corruption arise from? It comes from the never-ending greed. The fight for corruption-free ethical society will have to be fought against this greed and replace it with 'what can I give' spirit.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.

Mwai Kibaki

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

Charles Kuralt

Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble... to give way to hope, fear and greed.

Benjamin Graham

But at a certain point, and I don't really know... people have asked me this. I don't know exactly what it was that pushed me towards directing, but I think it was a naive notion that if I directed I would be able to play all the roles. A kind of greed.

Peter Bogdanovich

The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful... or fun for that matter.

Dave Mustaine

I don't think that fundamentalism has anything to do with Jesus Christ. They call themselves Christians, but if that's Christian, count me out. Fundamentalism is built on fear and greed. They're telling you to give them your money otherwise you're going to hell.

Matthew Fox

We did not find it difficult to deal with Bush and his administration, because it is similar to regimes in our countries - both types include many who are full of arrogance and greed.

Osama bin Laden

Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness, except greed.

Thomas Harris

Microsoft is not about greed. It's about innovation and fairness.

Bill Gates

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