greed Quotes

Throw away profit and greed, and there won't be any thieves.
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— Laozi
There is no greater misfortune than greed.
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— Laozi
Greed is costly. Assembled fortunes are lost.
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— Laozi
Greed for enlightenment and immortality is no different than greed for material wealth. It is self-centered and dualistic, and thus an obstacle to true attainment. Therefore these states are never achieved by those who covet them; rather, they are the reward of the virtuous.
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— Laozi
There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontent. And there is no greater disaster than greed.
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— Laozi
If you do good because you expect to be rewarded, it is greed.
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— L.E. Modesitt Jr.
One of the most dangerously vicious circles menacing the continued existence of all mankind arises through that grim striving for the highest possible position within the ranked order, in other words, the reckless pursuit of power which combines with an insatiable greed of neurotic proportions that the results of acquired power confer.
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— Konrad Lorenz
However, I have a lot of greed. The types of music I want to show are on this side and on that side. Conclusively, if I'm able to make good music and people continue to look for my music, won't this kind of controversy get better... is my thought.
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— Kim Nam-joon
Greed and desire Not peace, but fire Coveting creation Created damnation Pulled alongside A gate thrown too wide Now our home calls And darkness fall "I rubbed my temples, feeling a headache coming on."A for effort, ladies, but F for clarity. You do realise that your wierd poem things never explain anything",
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— Kiersten White
...unless the exchange be in love and kindly justice, it will but lead some to greed and others to hunger.
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— Khalil Gibran
Cast aside those who liken godliness to whimsy and who try to combine their greed for wealth with their desire for a happy afterlife.
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— Khalil
Don't let the dark clouds of greed confuse you
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— Kevin O'Leary
I think one of the most pervasive evils in this world is greed and acquiring money for money's sake. Once you have six houses and a plane, it's just about a number. It's never been anything I understood.
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— Kevin Bacon
In a perfect world perhaps we would all see more clearly. But this is not a perfect world, and it is enough to hope that each of us will share our talents, and find the balance between greed and benevolence that will allow us to live and thrive and help the world around us grow.
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— Kent Nerburn
The dark ghettos are social, political, educational and-above all-economic colonies. Their inhabitants are subject peoples, victims of the greed, cruelty, insensitivity, guilt, and fear of their masters.
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— Kenneth Clark
Children are the bearers of life in its simplest and most joyous form. Children are color-blind and still free of all the complications, greed, and hatred that will slowly be instilled in them through life.
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— Keith Haring
The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity.
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— Keith Ferrazzi
It's the ones who can't let go - of fear or anger, lust or greed, vanity or pride or power - who are most at risk of becoming corrupted.
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— Kate Elliott
I don't recognize hate, I don't recognize bitterness, I don't recognize jealousy, I don't recognize greed. I don't give them power. They don't exist to me.
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— Karrine Steffans
Money is therefore not only the object but also the fountainhead of greed.
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— Karl Marx
Every single one of the major world faiths, whether we're talking about Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Darwinism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, have all come to the conclusion that what holds us back from our better self is ego, selfishness, greed, unkindness, hatred. And it all springs from a sense of thwarted ego.
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— Karen Armstrong
Some men make money not for the sake of living, but ache In the blindness of greed and live just for their fortune's sake.
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— Juvenal
Miracles, contrary to popular belief, do not just happen. A miracle is the achievement of the impossible, and it is only when we put aside out greed, anger, pride and prejudice so that our minds are open and ready to accept it, that a miracle can occur.
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— Julie Andrews
Greed is the inventor of injustice as well as the current enforcer.
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— Julian Casablancas
The flag of our stately battles, not struggles of wrath and greed, Its stripes were a holy lesson, its spangles a deathless creed: 'T was red with the blood of freemen and white with the fear of the foe; And the stars that fight in their courses 'gainst tyrants its symbols know.
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— Julia Ward Howe
The subject matter of Entitlement remains relevant. Entitlement is an attitude: it is the assumption, I am owed what I get. It's a nasty attitude because people are not grateful for what they get. Instead, greed prevails and is expressed as, What have you done for me lately?
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— Judith M Bardwick
Many Christians, though keenly sensitive to the dangers of greed and discontent that come with an economy of continually increasing consumption, nevertheless feel that it is worth risking if only it can end man's physical miseries. The trouble is that it can't. In a finite world, continually increasing consumption is just not possible.
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— Joy Davidman
The first line in the first 'Gasland' is: 'I'm not a pessimist. I've always had a great deal of faith in people that we won't succumb to frenzy or rage or greed. That we'll figure out a solution without destroying the things that we love.' I have not lost that sense.
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— Josh Fox
I love the competitive part of stocks. A lot of fear and greed, that's all it is. All I see is green and red.
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— Josh Brolin
Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own. 'Compassion' is when a politician arranges the transfer.
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— Joseph Sobran
Politicians never accuse you of 'greed' for wanting other people's money - only for wanting to keep your own money.
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— Joseph Sobran
In these times gain is not only a matter of greed, but of ambition.
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— Joseph Joubert
Supermarket tabloids and celebrity gossip shows are not just innocently shallow entertainment, but a fundamental part of a much larger movement that involves apathy, greed and hierarchy.
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— Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Sex, greed, debauchery - I love it. Brian Azzarello is brilliant.
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— Joseph Finder
If it wasn't for good," my mother says, "we human beings would have been wiped out a long time ago. Either the monsters would have gotten us or we would have killed each other off with greed and jealousy and anger. So we have to believe in good. We have to look for the good in ourselves.
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— Joseph Bruchac
But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove.
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— Jose Marti
As consumers we are incredibly discerning, we sense where has been great care in the design, and when there is cynicism and greed.
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— Jonathan Ive
Greed, envy, sloth, pride and gluttony: these are not vices anymore. No, these are marketing tools. Lust is our way of life. Envy is just a nudge towards another sale. Even in our relationships we consume each other, each of us looking for what we can get out of the other. Our appetites are often satisfied at the expense of those around us. In a dog-eat-dog world we lose part of our humanity.
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— Jon Foreman
I feel like that's something the church has done really badly is actually confessing. We are sinners. We are broken, shattered people that do things selfishly, out of arrogance, pride, lust, greed. And all have fallen short. That doesn't mean some we're definitely a part of that inclusive all.
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— Jon Foreman
To me, spirituality is about two things: The liberation of consciousness from all illusion, so that the true nature can shine and an embodiment in life that is an alternative to the patterns of manipulation and greed that dominate our current culture.
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— John William Willis-Bund