Success always calls for greater generosity — though most people, lost in the darkness of their own egos, treat it as an occasion for greater greed. Collecting boot is not an end itself, but only a means for building an empire. Riches would be of little use to us now — except as a means of winning new friends.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed.Mahatma Gandhi
greed will always leave you dissatisfied because you'll never be able to get everything you desire. greed never allows you to think you have enough; it always destroys you by making you strive ever harder for more.
Collecting is the only socially commendable form of greed.
Capitalism is an organized system to guarantee that greed becomes the primary force of our economic system and allows the few at the top to get very wealthy and has the rest of us riding around thinking we can be that way, too - if we just work hard enough, sell enough Tupperware and Amway products, we can get a pink Cadillac.Michael Moore
greed is eternal.
In the race of men is much greed and envy; but of truth, little.lloyd alexander
There is no force more potent in the modern world than stupidity fueled by greed.edward abbey
What thrust us into war were not Hitler's political teachings: the cause, this time, was his successful attempt to establish a new economy. The causes of the war were: envy, greed, and fear.j. f. c. fuller
Unless the church is equipping believers to embrace the values and vision of the kingdom of God and turn away from the materialism, consumerism, greed, and power of the present age, it not only abandons its biblical mandate, it is rendered missionally ineffective.alan hirsch
Enemies are at work day and night in the material realm. Chief among these are ignorance, carelessness, and greed. Operating independently or together, they have wrought enormous destruction.
Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.
Imagine discovering a continent so vast that it may have no end to its dimensions. Imagine a new world with more resources than all our future greed might exhaust, more opportunities than there will ever be entrepreneurs enough to exploit, and a peculiar kind of real estate that expands with development. Imagine a place where trespassers leave no footprints, where goods can be stolen infinite number of times and yet remain in the possession of their original owners, where business you never heard of can own the history of your personal affairs...john perry barlow
Whoever imposes severe punishment becomes repulsive to the people; while he who awards mild punishment becomes contemptible. But whoever imposes punishment as deserved becomes respectable. For punishment when awarded with due consideration, makes the people devoted to righteousness and to works productive of wealth and enjoyment; while punishment, when ill-awarded under the influence of greed and anger or owing to ignorance, excites fury even among hermits and ascetics dwelling in forests, not to speak of householders.chanakya
"They surely are condemned to Hell Who rule their lives by greed and lust And Satan waits for those as well Who in machines repose their trust."john brunner
We have looked first at man with his vanities and greed and his problems of a day or a year; and then only, and from this biased point of view, we have looked outward at the earth he has inhabited so briefly and at the universe in which our earth is so minute a part. Yet these are the great realities, and against them we see our human problems in a different perspective. Perhaps if we reversed the telescope and looked at man down these long vistas, we should find less time and inclination to plan for our own destruction.rachel carson
Money is therefore not only the object but also the fountainhead of greed.karl marx
In the second and third exiles we have served as a living protest against greed and hate, against physical force, against "might makes right"!isaac leib peretz
Two forms of government are favorable to the prevalence of falsehood and deceit. Under a Despotism , men are false, treacherous, and deceitful through fear , like slaves dreading the lash. Under a Democracy they are so as a means of attaining popularity and office, and because of the greed for wealth .albert pike
The danger is becoming greater. As the arsenals of the superpowers grow in size and sophistication and as other governments perhaps even, in the future, dozens of governments acquire these weapons, it may be only a matter of time before madness, desperation, greed or miscalculation lets loose the terrible force.
I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money.
If you take away ideology, you are left with a case by case ethics which in practise ends up as me first, me only, and in rampant greed.
Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.
Do not despair . The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress . The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people and so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear.
greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.