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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.

Edgar Allan Poe

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.

Salvador Dali

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

Albert Camus

The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.

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.

Henry James

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

Saint Augustine

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

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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

Adam Smith

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.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter.

Drew Barrymore

I never want to get to the point where it's all about my needs, and the hell with anybody else.

Elizabeth I

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

Adam Smith

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

Patrick Jake O'Rourke

No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.

Adam Smith

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

Epicurus

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

Horace

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

Sir Thomas Browne

Be charitable before wealth makes you covetous.

Osama bin Laden

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.

Thomas Mann

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

George Eliot

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

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Mia Hamm

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

John Greenleaf Whittier

Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune's bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.

Edgar Watson Howe

Farmers only worry during the growing season, but townspeople worry all the time.

Nelson Mandela

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

John D. Rockefeller

I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake.

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 Wadsworth Longfellow

Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.

Joe Biden

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.'

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Thomas Mann

Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate.

John D. Rockefeller

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

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Garrison Keillor

Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.

George Bernard Shaw

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

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.

There is pleasure when a sore is scratched, But to be without sores is more pleasurable still. Just so, there are pleasures in worldly desires, But to be without desires is more pleasurable still.