Quotes of Greed

“ Not greedy of filthy lucre. ”

- Bible

“ Greedy eaters dig their graves with their teeth. ”

- French proverb

“ The chief weapon of sea pirates, however, was their capacity to astonish. Nobody else could believe, until it was too late, how heartless and greedy they were. ”

- Kurt Vonnegut

“ Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness. ”

- Lao tzu

“ There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. And there is no greater disaster than greed. ”

- Lao tzu

“ There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ Greed is not a financial issue. It’s a heart issue. ”

- Andy Stanley

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

- Erich Fromm

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

- Edgar Allan Poe

“ The richest of the rich is one who is not a prisoner to greed. ”

- Imam Ali

“ As long as greed is stronger than compassion, there will always be suffering. ”

- Rusty Eric

“ It is possible to satisfy your need. It is impossible to satisfy your greed. ”

- Dr T.P.Chia

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

- Abu Bakr

“ Greed has no boundaries. ”

- Aristotle

“ Greed, in the end, fails even the greedy. ”

- Cathryn Louis

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

- John D. Rockefeller

“ What is infinite? The universe and the greed of men. ”

- Leigh Bardugo

“ Fraud is the daughter of greed. ”

- Jonathan Gash

“ Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

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

- Little Richard American Musician

“ Greed is so destructive. It destroys everything. ”

- Eartha Kitt

“ Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world would do this, it would change the earth. ”

- William Faulkner

“ I think greed sometimes gets the best of everybody. ”

- Alan Haft

“ I believe in the sun. In the tangle of human failures of fear, greed and forgetfulness, the sun gives me clarity. ”

- Joy Harjo

“ Three great forces rule the world: stupidity, fear and greed. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ Greed is permanent slavery. ”

- Ali ibn Abi Talib

“ The twin killers of success are impatience and greed. ”

- Jim John

“ I have never understood why it is greed to want to keep the money you have earned but to greed to want to take somebody else’s money. ”

- Thomas Sowell

“ Love is blind, and greed insatiable. ”

- Chinese Proverbs

“ Sail on, sail on, o’ might Ship of State. To the shores of need, past the reefs of greed, through the squalls of hate. Sail on, sail on, sail on. ”

- Leonard Cohen
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