Greed can make a man, but beyond a certain point, it can absolutely destroy him. Read your way through this article for famous greed quotations and sayings.

Greed Quotes

When a man decides to start working, he does so for two reasons. One reason revolves around a career, while the other revolves around money. Money is a necessity, but when a man gets his hands on this necessity, the necessity almost inevitably becomes greed. Sadly, man does not greed for just money; his greed can also extend to power and property. Greed, only up to a certain point can be justified, beyond that certain point; it is really nothing but a killer. Read on to discover famous quotations and sayings on greed.

Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.

- Sylvia Plath

If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.

- John D. Rockefeller

He who loves the more is the inferior and must suffer.

- Thomas Mann

Oh, don't let's ask for the moon. We've already got the stars.

- Bette Davis

The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory.

- Salvador Dali

One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government.

- Donald Trump

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.

- Donald Trump

My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.

- Indira Gandhi

The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.

- Mia Hamm

As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.

- Adam Smith

Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.

- Adam Smith

Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another.

- The Wealth of Nations , Adam Smith

With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches.

- Adam Smith

Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.

- Nelson Mandela

Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.

- Thomas Carlyle

In the Third World, there are 1.3 billion poor people. In other words, one out of every three inhabitants lives in poverty.

- Fidel Castro

If cash comes with fame, come fame; if cash comes without fame, come cash.

- Jack London

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

- The Journey Home: Some Words in Defense of the American West , Edward Abbey

Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.

- Edward Abbey

Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths.

- Elizabeth I

Share everything. Don't take things that aren't yours. Put things back where you found them.

- Robert Fulghum

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.

- Saint Augustine

I've always been interested in people, but I've never liked them.

- Henry James

I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth - I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.

- Henry James

In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike.

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

- The Collected Works , Kahlil Gibran

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

- Sand and Foam , Kahlil Gibran

Leaders grasp nettles.

- David Ogilvy

Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.

- George Bernard Shaw

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.

- George Eliot

Choose a subject equal to your abilities; think carefully what your shoulders may refuse, and what they are capable of bearing.

- Horace

I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.

- Pride and Prejudice , Jane Austen

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.

- John Adams

Fishes live in the sea, as men do on land: the great ones eat up the little ones.

- Pericles

Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance; our love of the things of the mind does not make us soft.

- Pericles

In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer - the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power.

- A. J. P. Taylor

Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law.

- Abbie Hoffman

A selfish man is a thief.

- Jose Marti

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

- Jim Elliot

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