Greed Quotes

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.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

Curst greed of gold, what crimes thy tyrant power has caused.


Tariff: a scale of taxes on imports, designed to protect the domestic producer against the greed of his consumer.

Ambrose Bierce

Backstabbing, gossiping,greed and power games are a sign of an unhealthy organization.

Rhoberta Shaler

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.


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

Edgar Allan Poe

Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.

Channing Pollock

Similarlyóalthough to a somewhat lesser degreeóconceit, self-indulgence, and greed lead to physical illness, or lack of well-being.

Elbert Hubbard

"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..."

President Theodore Roosevelt

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.

Richard A. Nelson

Greed is a fat demon with a small mouth and whatever you feed it is never enough.

Janwillem van de Wetering

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed

Mahatma Gandhi

Hell has three gates: lust, anger, and greed

Bhagavad Gita

To greed, all nature is insufficient.


The media have just buried the last yuppie, a pathetic creature who had not heard the news that the great pendulum of public consciousness has just swung from Greed to Compassion and from Tex-Mex to meatballs

Barbara Ehrenreich
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