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    We already have - thanks to technology, development, skills, the efficiency of our work - enough resources to satisfy all human needs. But we don't have enough resources, and we are unlikely ever to have, to satisfy human greed.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    ...people of old deemed freedom from greed precious, and this is how they got beyond the world.
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: people  freedom  world  greed 
    This society is driven by neurotic speed and force accelerated by greed and frustration of not being able to live up to the image of men and woman we have created for ourselves; the image has nothing to do with the reality of people.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: men  people  women  society  reality  live  greed 
    Greed is gross. Greed is vile. Greed sucks.
    — Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
    tags: greed 
    Human beings are very complex creatures. This desire, this greed, this love is very complex.
    — Yash Chopra
    tags: desires  human  greed  complex 
    Everything is poisoned, and it's all poisoned from greed. I think our inability to communicate with each other and everything that's happening in the world is all a symptom of our greater inability to deal with nature appropriately.
    — Woody Harrelson
    tags: nature  world  greed 
    The world in many ways would be a much calmer and gentler place if women ruled. There would have been fewer children sacrificed to the gods of greed and power.
    — William P. Young
    tags: children  women  power  world  greed  child  god 
    Greed is at the bottom of most of the wrong-doing with which government has to deal.
    — William Jennings Bryan
    tags: greed  government 
    The Reagan-Bush years have exalted private gain over public obligation, special interests over the common good, wealth and fame over work and family. The 1980s ushered in a Gilded Age of greed and selfishness, of irresponsibility and excess, and of neglect.
    — William J. Clinton
    I have news for the forces of greed and the defenders of the status quo: your time has come - and gone. It's time for change in America.
    — William J. Clinton
    tags: time  greed  gone  america 
    Undoubtedly there are, in connection with each of these things, cases of fraud, swindling, and other financial crimes; that is to say, the greed and selfishness of men are perpetual.
    — William Graham Sumner
    So, never be afraid. Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion, against injustice and lying and greed. If you, not just you in this room tonight, but in all the thousands of other rooms like this one about the world today and tomorrow and next week, will do this, not as a class or classes, but as individuals, men and women, you will change the earth.
    — William Faulkner
    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
    Greed has replaced religion as the national religion, and with greed comes envy.
    — Wesley Pruden
    tags: greed  envy 
    But our waste problem is not the fault only of producers. It is the fault of an economy that is wasteful from top to bottom-a symbiosis of an unlimited greed at the top and a lazy, passive, and self-indulgent consumptiveness at the bottom-and all of us are involved in it.
    — Wendell Berry
    tags: lazy  problem  greed 
    However destructive may be the policies of the government and the methods and products of the corporations, the root of the problem is always found to be found in private life. We must learn to see that every problem that concerns us as conservationists always leads straight to the question of how we live. The world is being destroyed, no doubt about it, by the greed of the rich and powerful. It is also being destroyed by popular demand.
    — Wendell Berry
    Long live gravity! Long live stupidity, error, and greed in the palaces of fantasy capitalism!
    — Wendell Berry
    tags: fantasy  live  greed  stupidity 
    The problems are our lives. In the "developed" countries, at least, the large problems occur because all of us are living either partly wrong or almost entirely wrong. It was not just the greed of corporate shareholders and the hubris of corporate executives that put the fate of Prince William Sound into one ship; it was also our demand that energy be cheap and plentiful.
    — Wendell Berry
    tags: fate  living  live  problem  energy  greed  wrong 
    ... not doing what we love in the name of greed is very poor management of our lives.
    — Warren Buffett
    tags: live  greed  poor  management 
    People always should know better. People don't get - they don't get smarter about things that get as basic as greed.
    — Warren Buffett
    tags: people  greed 
    How could sufferings be relieved through purification? To know the Path is to get lost at the ford. Indeed, sickness comes from worldly love And poverty begins with the pursuit of greed.
    — Wang Wei
    tags: poverty  suffering  lost  greed  path 
    Fear and greed are probably the worst emotions to have in connection with the purchase and sale of stocks.
    — Walter Schloss
    tags: fear  emotion  greed  stock 
    The market is a very emotional place that appeals to fear and greed.
    — Walter Schloss
    tags: fear  greed  emotional 
    Fear and greed tend to affect one's judgement.
    — Walter Schloss
    tags: fear  greed  judgement 
    People notice peacemakers because they dress funny. We know how the people who make war dress - in uniforms and medals, or in computers and clipboards, or in absoluteness, severity, greed, and cynicism. But the peacemaker is dressed in righteousness, justice, and faithfulness - dressed for the work that is to be done.
    — Walter Brueggemann
    tags: justice  people  work  funny  greed  war  computer 
    After the strike, I lost interest. In reality, neither players nor owners care in the least about the fans. The greed of both factions has destroyed baseball's credibility, at least for the present.
    — W. P. Kinsella
    [Mid-list writers are now] less greed on the part of both publishers and chain booksellers. It is easier for them to publish and sell only blockbusters and leave the real work to small presses.
    — W. P. Kinsella
    tags: work  greed  real  sell 
    It is, then, the strife of all honorable men and women of the twentieth century to see that in the future competition of the races the survival of the fittest shall mean the triumph of the good, the beautiful, and the true; that we may be able to preserve for future civilization all that is really fine and noble and strong, and not continue to put a premium on greed and imprudence and cruelty.
    — W. E. B. Du Bois
    Happy the person who has learned the cause of things and has put under his or her feet all fear, inexorable fate, and the noisy strife of the hell of greed.
    — Virgil
    tags: fate  fear  people  hell  greed 
    Curst greed of gold, what crimes thy tyrant power has caused.
    — Virgil
    tags: crimes  power  greed 
    In other words, I'm against cheating, greed, cruelty, racism, imperialism, religious fundamentalism, treason, and the seemingly limitless capacity for hypocrisy shown by Bush and his administration.
    — Viggo Mortensen
    Politics may come and go, but Greed goes on forever.
    — Vernor Vinge
    tags: forever  greed  politics 
    All human suffering springs from unbridled desire. Unless one extricates oneself from the clutch of greed, one will not free himself from the fetters of sorrow.
    — Velupillai Prabhakaran
    Greed is the lack of confidence of one's own ability to create.
    — Vanna Bonta
    tags: greed  confidence 
    Love of the simple is all that I need, I've no time for schism or lovers of greed.
    — Van Morrison
    tags: time  greed  lover 
    The mark of genius is an incessant activity of mind. Genius is a spiritual greed.
    — V. S. Pritchett
    tags: greed  spiritual  mind  genius 
    No thank you to all the bustas, cowards, and FAKE HOMIES who showed me the depths of jealousy, envy and greed.
    — Tupac Shakur
    tags: jealousy  greed  envy 
    Elevation of today's generation, if I can make them listen. Prisons ain't what we need, no longer stuck in greed.
    — Tupac Shakur
    tags: greed  prison 
    There are three all-powerful evils: lust, anger and greed.
    — Tulsidas
    tags: anger  lust  greed 
    One step closer to the end of the world. The one-two combo of corporate greed and organised religion apparently proved to be too much for reason, sanity and compassion.
    — Trent Reznor
    tags: world  compassion  greed 
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