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Greed Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Greed

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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.
~By Rick Danko ~


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


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.
~By Beck ~


The learned are not agreed as to the time when the Gospel of John was written; some dating it as early as the year 68, others as late as the year 98; but it is generally conceded to have been written after all the others.
~By Simon Greenleaf ~


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


France and Italy have not yet signed this treaty or agreed to naval limitation as between those nations, but I have confidence that in time they will do so.
~By Frank B. Kellogg ~


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


There's a stability and growth pact which was agreed for the eleven countries which tries to limit the size of budget deficits among the eleven countries.
~By Robert C. Solomon ~


He who is silent must be agreed with, for what shall the wings of opposition thresh upon, without the winds of conversation to shoulder them.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


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


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


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


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


Greed has taken the whole universe, and nobody is worried about their soul.
~By Little Richard ~


It has always seemed strange to me... 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.
~By John Steinbeck ~


For greed all nature is too little.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


Because men believe not in Providence, therefore they do so greedily scrape and hoard. They do not believe in any reward for charity, therefore they will part with nothing.
~By Isaac Barrow ~


The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


Our relationship was cursed by the fact that we agreed on everything.
~By Elia Kazan ~


All are agreed, that the increase of learning and good morals are great blessings to society.
~By Joseph Lancaster ~


Homeowners and business owners across the country agreed to pay premiums, communities agreed to adopt building codes to mitigate flood dangers, and the Federal Government agreed to provide insurance coverage to policyholders after a disaster.
~By Bob Ney ~


Well first of all, tell me, is there some society you know of that doesn't run on greed? You think Russia doesn't run on greed? You think China doesn't run on greed? What is greed?
~By Milton Friedman ~


While I have corrected agreed factual errors, I have not been inhibited from writing what I felt to be the truth about The Prince of Wales.
~By Jonathan Dimbleby ~


I never have really said much about the whole episode, which was endless. But his speech was a perfectly intelligent speech about fathers not being dispensable and nobody agreed with that more than I did.
~By Candice Bergen ~


There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


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.
~By Charles Adams ~


In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together.
~By Margaret J. Wheatley ~


I'm not being evasive but I am saying I'm not a scientist and I'm not directly involved in the consultation however the science must be sound, it must be agreed and the consultation must be of a high quality or no one will have any confidence in the process.
~By John Anderson ~


Most individuals have always thought themselves not big enough or significant enough to have an effect on the whole planet, a notion which conversely made them think they could afford big arrogance and big greed over its resources.
~By Lynette Fromme ~


And the basis on which we agreed to operate with them involved a manifesto, where it states that we proceed from different ideologies and policies. One thing that we insisted on was that they should take an oath to reject racism and discrimination.
~By Mangosuthu Buthelezi ~


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


Once you've agreed the script, you must be willing to go as far as it needs to go on set.
~By Ewan McGregor ~


The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.
~By Charles Kuralt ~


Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble... to give way to hope, fear and greed.
~By Benjamin Graham ~


We didn't become the most prosperous country in the world just by rewarding greed and recklessness. We didn't come this far by letting the special interests run wild. We didn't do it just by gambling and chasing paper profits on Wall Street. We built this country by making things, by producing goods we could sell.
~By Barack Obama ~


Our embedded reporters during the war agreed to guidelines established by the military.
~By Jim Walton ~


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


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


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


Although Ronald Reagan was somebody I disagreed with on most ideological things, he was a friend of mine, and he was a very, very likable man. Ronald Reagan, for instance, was maybe more able to get the very rich to do the right thing sometimes.
~By Warren Beatty ~


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


I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.
~By Dudley Field Malone ~


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


Google, Microsoft and Yahoo should be developing new technologies to bypass government sensors and barriers to the Internet; but instead, they agreed to guard the gates themselves.
~By Tom Lantos ~


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


Neither Rainer Werner, nor any of us could have succeeded, or produced the number of films that we did, just on our own. We showed our films to each other, discussed them vigorously and rarely agreed.
~By Wim Wenders ~


I agreed on condition that we found a completely new concept that had nothing to do with the latest books.
~By Bernard Pivot ~


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.
~By George Aiken ~


I think the one thing that most stands out is that my father always did what he believed to be the right thing to do and he always told us that we had to go our own way even if he disagreed.
~By Klaus Fuchs ~


I never learned from a man who agreed with me.
~By Robert A. Heinlein ~


Of this they drank half a pint every day, and sometimes more or less, as it operated, by way of gentle physic. Two others had each two oranges and one lemon given them every day. These they ate with greediness, at different times, upon an empty stomach.
~By James Lind ~


The conditions which now exist in Germany make it impossible for industrial production to reach the levels which the occupying powers agreed were essential for a minimum German peacetime economy.
~By James F. Byrnes ~


However difficult it may be to bring it about, some form of world government, with agreed international law and means of enforcing the law, is inevitable.
~By John Boyd Orr ~


Yes, but also one of the problems for a novelist in Ireland is the fact that there are no formal manners. I mean some people have beautiful manners but there's no kind of agreed form of manners.
~By John McGahern ~


The most important thing is that Milosevic agreed to sit at the negotiating table with the Kosovo Albanians.
~By Boris Yeltsin ~


The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.
~By Bodhidharma ~


After mature consideration it was unanimously agreed, that, to prevent as much as possible their attempting to return and molest the settlers that may be set down on their lands, a sufficient number of vessels should be hired with all possible expedition for that purpose.
~By Charles Lawrence ~


We agreed to do it when I was drunk at his house one night, then on the day I had to have four large brandies - they didn't touch the sides at all. People just got on with it though. It didn't gather a crowd!
~By Daniel Craig ~


I often wish... that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
~By Bliss Carman ~


Which is a wonderful irony, I have property there. I go back every chance I get. One of the main reasons I actually wrote the book, agreed to write it having never wanted to do that in my life, very intimidating by the way to write a book.
~By Sela Ward ~


So on May 1, 1987, at Gary's invitation, I agreed to see him one last time - to confront him face-to-face about his sincerity and with the intention of ending our brief relationship.
~By Donna Rice ~


We wanted to be certain they didn't have a bigger deficit, and Kennedy agreed with me.
~By Wilbur Mills ~


). Dozens of nations have agreed to join in monitoring and, if necessary, intercepting and boarding ships on the high seas in the event they are suspected of engaging in one or both of these threatening activities.
~By Frank Gaffney ~


So I went to George and told him I had the opportunity to become the figurehead of a government safety campaign, and he agreed to give me the week off and reschedule shooting!
~By David Prowse ~


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.
~By Charles Kuralt ~


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


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.
~By Robert G. Allen ~


In December, I agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because it was the only way I could prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans. But we cannot afford $1 trillion worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society. We can't afford it. And I refuse to renew them again.
~By Barack Obama ~


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


The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm, capitalism is that kind of a system.
~By Milton Friedman ~


An intriguing paradox of the 1990s is that it isn't called a decade of greed.
~By Paul Samuelson ~


The beast for me is greed. Whether you read Dante, Swift, or any of these guys, it always boils down to the same thing: the corruption of the soul.
~By Ben Nicholson ~


All the knowing ones were consulted as to the issue, and they all agreed, to a man, in one of two opinions: either that Bob would flog Billy, or Billy would flog Bob.
~By Augustus Baldwin Longstreet ~


There is a lesson there about greed and it is a lesson I am willing to learn as well. Has it made me a distrustful person? I don't think so. But we probably look a bit more carefully at our financial situation now.
~By Kevin Bacon ~


The organization and constant onward sweep of this movement exemplifies the resentment of the many toward the selfishness, greed and the neglect of the few.
~By John L. Lewis ~


We agreed that we cannot let personal political attacks get in the way of doing the very best we can for California's children.
~By Rob Reiner ~


As we learn from the New Testament, the Jews and the Samaritans in the days of Jesus were not agreed on the question which was the proper place of worship, but that there could be only one was taken to be as certain as the unity of God Himself.
~By Julius Wellhausen ~


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.
~By Dan Millman ~


But on the extremist side I didn't get any rejections at all. Everyone agreed to talk to me.
~By Jon Ronson ~


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.
~By Marian Anderson ~


But men are so full of greed today, they'll sell anything for a little piece of money.
~By Little Richard ~


Greed has driven the world crazy. And I think I'm lucky that I have a place over here that I can call home.
~By Nina Simone ~


We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
~By Denis Diderot ~


What is history but a fable agreed upon?
~By Napoleon Bonaparte ~


It was also during my tenure of office that the Japanese Government agreed to the conclusion of a Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and signed it, pursuing a policy in harmony with the avowed desire of the people.
~By Eisaku Sato ~


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.
~By Dennis Hastert ~


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


Two thousand years ago there was One here on this earth who lived the grandest life that ever has been lived yet - a life that every thinking man, with deeper or shallower meaning, has agreed to call divine.
~By Frederick William Robertson ~


Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
~By P. J. O'Rourke ~


It only worked for a little while; the morning after I agreed to go with Universal, an article came out in the Hollywood trade papers, and the secret was out.
~By Laura Hillenbrand ~


I talked with Brian Stokes Mitchell, who agreed with me that if you have a gift there is always stuff to do.
~By Estelle Parsons ~


And not only my own brothers and sisters agreed so but my brothers and sisters in law; and their children, although but young, had the like agreeable natures and affectionate dispositions.
~By Margaret Cavendish ~


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.
~By Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~


All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
~By Edgar Allan Poe ~


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.
~By James A. Baldwin ~


The Bible says that two cannot walk together unless they are agreed.
~By Peter Akinola ~


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


Every mind which has given itself to self-expression in art is aware of a directing agency outside its conscious control which it has agreed to label 'inspiration'.
~By Norman Lindsay ~


They have stolen the public lands. They have grasped all to themselves, and by their unprincipled greed brought a crisis of unparalleled distress on forty millions of people, who have natural resources to feed, clothe and shelter the whole human race.
~By Denis Kearney ~


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.
~By Chanakya ~

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