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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.

Salvador Dali

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

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

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.

Erich Fromm

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

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.

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.

Stephen Hawking

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

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.

Bill Gates

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

Brad Pitt

Deregulation created this epidemic of greed which according to the rules of capitalism was OK. Beyond that there was criminal behaviour. There have been no repercussions and it's hard to make your peace with.

James Baldwin

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.

Brad Pitt

What we're seeing now is that greed is still alive and kicking, and banks are bigger than ever.

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.