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.
Rabbi Benjamin Blech, American academic and writer. Taking Stock: A Spiritual Guide to Rising Above Life's Financial Ups and Downs (2003).
Greed is eternal.
Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.
So for a good old-gentlemanly vice, I think I must take up with avarice.lord byron
We find greedy men, blind with the lust for money, trafficking in human misery.
When everyone covets something, they are easily annoyed by it.
Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from him.
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.
The covetousness or the malignity, which saddens me, when I ascribe it to society, is my own. I am environed by my self.
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.
Greed often finds more pleasure in taking from others than in giving to itself.
Enter stranger, but take heed Of what awaits the sin of greed, For those who take, but do not earn, Must pay most dearly in their turn.
Covetrousness brings nothing home.
When all sins grow old, covetousness is young.
Greedy folk have long arms.
Avarice is to the intellect what sensuality is to the morals
Jesus, save me from the infatuation of avarice! I, too, will lay up a treasure, but Thou shalt have the keeping of it.