But men are so full of greed today, they'll sell anything for a little piece of money.
Not doing what we love in the name of greed is very poor management of our lives.
Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear.
If your desires be endless, your cares and fears will be so too.
It is not the want, but rather abundance that creates avarice.
When everything is available, nothing is ever enough.
Curst greed of gold, what crimes thy tyrant power has caused.
Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.
Satiety is a mongrel that barks at the heels of plenty.
So for a good old-gentlemanly vice, I think I must take up with avarice.
He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton;
he who does not cannot be otherwise.
The lusts and greeds of the body scandalize the Soul; but it has to come to heel.
Time! Joyless emblem of the greed of millions, robber of the best which earth can give.
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).
Greed has taken the whole universe, and nobody is worried about their soul.
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life:A fight is going on inside me, he said to the boy. It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too.The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,Which wolf will win?The old Cherokee simply replied, The one you feed.
Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.
Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.
If you take away ideology, you are left with a case by case ethics which in practice ends up as me first, me only, and in rampant greed.
Cast aside those who liken godliness to whimsy and who try to combine their greed for wealth with their desire for a happy afterlife.
Greed probably figures in my intellectual life as well, as I attempt to absorb a massive amount of information with consequent mental indigestion.