The original sin of Republicans is greed. Everyone understands greed. Everybody wants to get theirs. The original sin of Democrats is pity. Greed is more attractive, and a better motivator, than pity.
The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.
People sometimes rationalize their greed by saying that it is all for the good of their children but this is nothing but an excuse they use to make their despicable actions appear respectable and praiseworthy.
Hell has three gates: lust, anger, and greed.
Sexual desire and anger shall not seduce you, and the dog of greed shall depart.
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.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry
Capitalism is founded on greed and envy
If you take away ideology, you are left with a case by case ethics which in practice ends up as me first, me only, and in rampant greed."
Though I like the various forms of football in the world, I don't think they begin to compare with these two great Anglo-Saxon ball games for sophisticated elegance and symbolism. Baseball and cricket are beautiful and highly stylized medieval war substitutes, chess made flesh, a mixture of proud chivalry and base - in both senses - greed. With football we are back to the monotonous clashing armor of the brontosaurus.
"Öshort-sighted men who in their greed and selfishness will, if permitted, rob our country of half its charm by their reckless extermination of all useful and beautiful wild things..."
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Inflamed by greed, incensed by hate, confused by delusion, overcome by them, obsessed by mind, a man chooses for his own affliction, for others' affliction, for the affliction of both and experiences pain and grief.
Tariff: a scale of taxes on imports, designed to protect the domestic producer against the greed of his consumer.
Curst greed of gold, what crimes thy tyrant power has caused.
You must lay aside your greed; have no unworthy motive in your desire to become rich and powerful. It is legitimate and right to desire riches, if you want them for the sake of your soul, but not if you desire them for the lists of the flesh.
For greed all nature is too little.
There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.
Greed is all right, by the way I think greed is healthy. You can be greedy and still feel good about yourself.
Oh, the jealousy, the greed is the unraveling. It's the unraveling and it undoes all the joy that could be.
No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're
looking for the sources of our troubles,we shouldn't test people for drugs, we
should test them for stupidity, ignorance,greed and love of power.
At a time when unbridled greed, malignant aggression, and existence of weapons of mass destruction threatens the survival of humanity, we should seriously consider any avenue that offers some hope.
Rulers do not reduce taxes to be kind. Expediency and greed create high taxation, and normally it takes an impending catastrophe to bring it down.
The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
In the race of men is much greed and envy; but of truth, little.