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Greedy Quotes

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No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -
unless you let him.
- Napoleon Hill

Related topics: Positive

We are composed of self-contradictions.
Each of us is loving in some moments - hateful in others.
Patient and calm sometimes - harried by urgency at others.
Understanding - and self-absorbed.
Reassuring - and sarcastic.
Generous - and greedy.
Trusting - and jealous.
Comforting - and snappish.
Original - and stuck in a rut.
Thankful - and needy.
Forgiving - and vengeful.
Nurturing ourself - and stuffing ourself with fast food.
Honoring our bodies - and overstressing.
Being Joyful - and Suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Money is neither my god nor my devil.
It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are,
whether it's greedy or loving.
- Dan Millman

Corn is a greedy crop, as farmers will tell you.
- Michael Pollan

 

The point is that you can't be too greedy.
- Donald Trump

There are a lot of people who really abused sampling and gave it a bad name,
by just taking people's entire hit songs and rapping over them.
It gave publishers license to get a little greedy.
- Beck

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious,
too greedy, or too impatient.
One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach -
waiting for a gift from the sea.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied
by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained
by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there.
- Chanakya

I am not greedy, so I would gladly give a song to someone
else to sing if it makes more sense.
- Christina Milian

I think the best actors are the most generous,
the kindest, the greatest people and at their worst they are vain,
greedy and insecure.
- Kenneth Branagh

I'm writing what comes into my head,
or through me,
or from somewhere else, and it is the most extraordinary,
exciting thing.
I love it, and I'm very greedy, and I really enjoy it!
- Tanith Lee

When Jesus comes back, these crazy, greedy,
capitalistic men are gonna kill him again.
- Mike Tyson

I'm getting too old to play some parts,
but I'm still greedy.
- Max von Sydow

I am a greedy, selfish bastard.
I want the fact that I existed to mean something.
- Harry Chapin

Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle,
hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Success is not greedy, as people think,
but insignificant.
That is why it satisfies nobody.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We are all born brave, trusting and greedy,
and most of us remain greedy.
- Mignon McLaughlin

The riskiest thing you can do is get greedy.
- Lance Armstrong

I was extremely greedy and lost my moral compass.
- Andrew Fastow

As much as the next person, I want to be approved of,
but I'm not greedy for that stuff.
- Colin Firth

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy
and to be greedy only when others are fearful.
- Warren Buffett

There is no dream of love, however ideal it may be,
which does not end up with a fat, greedy baby hanging from the breast.
- Charles Baudelaire

People are people the world over.
Some are good, some bad, some greedy and some generous.
Nations are like people and act the same way.
- George Aiken

I didn't want to be greedy.
It's a mark of bad character and I always believed
that pigs go the slaughterhouse.
- Walter Annenberg

Are we like late Rome, infatuated with past glories,
ruled by a complacent, greedy elite,
and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions?
- Camille Paglia

We in the west are seen as godless, as greedy and as
uncaring about the suffering of those in the developing world.
- Silvia Cartwright

There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.
- Maya Angelou

We soon found that the white men were growing rich very fast,
and were greedy.
- Chief Joseph

The abortionist I worked for, he's a very greedy man,
a selfish man.
- Norma McCorvey

A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God...
When you have been given something in a moment of grace,
it is sacrilegious to be greedy.
- Marian Anderson

If a few companies were less greedy,
the people at the bottom woud have a lot more.
- Chris Martin

Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you.
Dream, and he thinks you're crazy.
Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky.
Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy.
Pay no attention.
He simply doesn't understand.
- Robert G. Allen

Italians know about human nature - they understand
human nature perhaps better than anyone else does.
They know that people are weak and greedy and lazy
and dishonest and they just try to make the best of it;
to work around it.
- Donna Leon

I've been in Vegas.
That's where you get into the money thing.
Boy, you get greedy in Vegas, you know.
That's the only place that you can bet $25,
get it up to $500 and refuse to quit.
- Louie Anderson

The Tort Tax adds to the cost of everything we buy
because businesses and manufacturers have to cover
themselves and their employees -
just in case they get sued by a greedy personal injury lawyer.
- Dennis Hastert

Movie directors, or should I say people who create things,
are very greedy and they can never be satisfied...
That's why they can keep on working.
I've been able to work for so long because I think next time,
I'll make something good.
- Akira Kurosawa

I think maybe when you live with someone who is really
very ill for a long time,
it somehow gives you more of a greedy appetite for life and maybe,
yes, you are less measured in your behaviour than you would otherwise be.
- Nigella Lawson

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
- Lao-Tzu

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering
are Our Expectations and Our Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a sufficiency in the world
for man's need but not for man's greed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

As selfishness and complaint
pervert and cloud the mind,
so love with its joy
clears and sharpens the vision.
- Helen Keller

You shall not covet your neighbor's house;
you shall not covet your neighbor's wife,
nor his male servant, nor his female servant,
nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.
- Exodus 20:17

It is hard to interest those who have everything,
in those who have nothing.
- Helen Keller

New York City is a great monument
to the power of money and greed...
a race for rent.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The ugliest word in the world is revenge.
It spells hate; it spells fear; it spells greed.
For my loss, I must kill; I must steal - must avenge.
It's your fault; you must pay; you must bleed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed
and if we are not willing to change,
we will disappear from the face of the globe,
to be replaced by the insect.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

There is enough in the world for everyone's need,
but not enough for everyone's greed.
- Frank Buchman

Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person
in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.
- Erich Fromm

Men of vision.
Oh, I love the fine names men give each other to hide
their greed and lust for adventure.
- Charles MacArthur

Greed is the inventor of injustice as well as the current enforcer.
- Julian Casablancas

Fear tends to manifest itself much more quickly than greed,
so volatile markets tend to be on the downside.
In up markets, volatility tends to gradually decline.
- Philip Roth

We've been raised to compete, to want more!
More!
More!
It's a way of life.
It's about greed.
- Sandy Duncan

Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed,
one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.
- Garrison Keillor

Fifa cannot sit by and see greed rule the football world.
Nor shall we.
- Sepp Blatter

As time goes on we get closer to that American Dream
of there being a pie cut up and shared.
Usually greed and selfishness prevent that and there
is always one bad apple in every barrel.
- Rick Danko

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

Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others.
It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.
- Mwai Kibaki

Greed and globalization aren't just America's fault.
- Arlo Guthrie

From the first day to this, sheer greed was the driving spirit of civilization.
- Friedrich Engels

There are a lot of people who are doing wonderful things,
quietly, with no motive of greed, or hostility toward other people,
or delusions of superiority.
- Charles Kuralt

It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
- Democritus

Microsoft is not about greed.
It's about innovation and fairness.
- Bill Gates

Greed probably figures in my intellectual life as well,
as I attempt to absorb a massive amount of information
with consequent mental indigestion.
- Etty Hillesum

The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease,
war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness
against vanity (the vanity of love,
greed, lust, power).
- Dawn Powell

The writer's greed is appalling.
He wants, or seems to want, everything and practically everybody,
in another sense, and at the same time,
he needs no one at all.
- James A. Baldwin


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