Greed Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Greed

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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.
~By Philip Roth ~


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 ~


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 ~


Two such as you with such a master speed, cannot be parted nor be swept away, from one another once you are agreed, that life is only life forevermore, together wing to wing and oar to oar.
~By Robert Frost ~


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 ~


I was at a meeting two years ago in Beijing, and I passed a bunch of women who were marching in a protest. Their signs were probably saying something I wouldn't have agreed with at all. But I was so glad to see women marching. And it's happening all over the world.
~By Betty Friedan ~


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 ~


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!
~By Tanith Lee ~


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 ~


We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough.
~By Niels Bohr ~


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


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


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


I've agreed to do several Star Trek conventions this coming year.
~By Nichelle Nichols ~


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 ~


The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality.
~By Marya Mannes ~


Everybody was tellin' me that I had to do something different, and I kind of agreed that I did need to vary it a little bit. I still love some rock 'n' roll too.
~By Johnny Winter ~


We have seen that in this country in the last few years, particularly on Wall Street, with the rise of the old human frailty of greed. This occurs when people begin to serve only their own needs to the detriment of everyone else.
~By Lee R. Raymond ~


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.
~By Donna Leon ~


I didn't do it because of the underlying greed that's prevailing, but it is about greed, doing the right thing at the right time using your clout when you have it and what for and what reason.
~By Danny DeVito ~


Looking so cool, his greed is hard to conceal, he's fresh out of law school, you gave him a license to steal.
~By Al Stewart ~


History is a set of lies agreed upon.
~By Napoleon Bonaparte ~


I knew her work very well and I knew that if she offered me a role in her movie, it wouldn't be something stupid. So I agreed to do the film before I read the script.
~By Beatrice Dalle ~


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


The only kind of coercion I recommend is mutual coercion, mutually agreed upon by the majority of the people affected.
~By Garrett Hardin ~


I certainly understand that we're all trying to make a living, but I'm not thinking about that when I'm making it. And if that's your sole motivation, it's going to reflect that narcissistic greed, and you're going to hear it in the music.
~By Aimee Mann ~


Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear.
~By Cyril Connolly ~


There was certainly less profanity in the Godfather than in the Sopranos. There was a kind of respect. It's not that I totally agreed with it, but it was a great piece of art.
~By Danny Aiello ~


Undoubtedly there are, in connection with each of these things, cases of fraud, swindling, and other financial crimes; that is to say, the greed and selfishness of men are perpetual.
~By William Graham Sumner ~


Some have said that the power of a Redeemer would depend upon two things: first, upon the richness of the self that was given; and second, upon the depths of the giving. Friend and foe alike are agreed on the question of the character of Jesus Christ.
~By E. Stanley Jones ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


Climatologists are all agreed that we'd be lucky to see the end of this century without the world being a totally different place, and being 8 or 9 degrees hotter on average.
~By James Lovelock ~


For the next century, the Republicans have agreed that we will promote the dignity and future of every individual by building a free society under a limited, accountable government that protects liberty, security and prosperity for a brighter American dream.
~By Todd Tiahrt ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


We both agreed that Stalin was determined to hold out against the Germans. He told us he'd never let them get to Moscow. But if he was wrong, they'd go back to the Urals and fight. They'd never surrender.
~By W. Averell Harriman ~


Right action tends to be defined in terms of general individual rights and standards that have been critically examined and agreed upon by the whole society.
~By Lawrence Kohlberg ~


Time! Joyless emblem of the greed of millions, robber of the best which earth can give.
~By Amy Lowell ~


It is in fact agreed that I am the plague, the cholera of the benevolent and generous men who are interested in art and that, when I show myself with my plasters, even the Emperor of the Sahara would flee.
~By Camille Claudel ~


It cannot be assumed that equity was following common law whenever they agreed, any more than the converse.
~By Frederick Pollock ~


Do not follow vain desires; for verily he who prospers is preserved from lust, greed and anger.
~By Abu Bakr ~


Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


It is commonly agreed that children spend more hours per year watching television than in the classroom, and far less in actual conversation with their parents.
~By Paul Weyrich ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Societies depend on agreed rules.
~By John M. Smith ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


We've talked to the Europeans about it. It's clear if those negotiations fail, then we are agreed with the Europeans that the next step is to take the matter to the U.N. Security Council.
~By Stephen Hadley ~


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


As much as I value an union of all the states, I would not admit the southern states into the union, unless they agreed to the discontinuance of this disgraceful trade, because it would bring weakness and not strength to the union.
~By George Mason ~


All observers not laboring under hallucinations of the senses are agreed, or can be made to agree, about facts of sensible experience, through evidence toward which the intellect is merely passive, and over which the individual will and character have no control.
~By Chauncey Wright ~


It is considered a major sin to break a contract, if you agreed, especially with military situations.
~By John Walker Lindh ~


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 ~


The music industry's actions at the time of 9/11 and since have been actions driven by patriotism in most instances, and greed and stupidity to a lesser degree. Sounds like real life doesn't it?
~By Ronnie James Dio ~


I wanted to do Buddy Faro as a small budget movie. They said no. So I wanted to do it as a series of recurring TV movies, and they said no. So I agreed to do it as a series.
~By Dennis Farina ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


My head can get to murder and rape for profit because I can understand greed as a human motive, but I cannot understand the voyeuristic desire to watch such a film. I can comprehend one and I cannot comprehend the other.
~By Donna Leon ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful... or fun for that matter.
~By Dave Mustaine ~


But at a certain point, and I don't really know... people have asked me this. I don't know exactly what it was that pushed me towards directing, but I think it was a naive notion that if I directed I would be able to play all the roles. A kind of greed.
~By Peter Bogdanovich ~


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


When Brian told me he grew up in New Mexico, I told him I thought it is cool that people from other countries play football. He corrected me on my geography and agreed to sit down with me anyway.
~By Terry Bradshaw ~


We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


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.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


At a time when unbridled greed, malignant aggression, and existence of weapons of mass destruction threatens the survival of humanity, we should seriously consider any avenue that offers some hope.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


It has happened to me to meet many of the men of my day whom the world agreed to call great.
~By Rebecca H. Davis ~


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.
~By Louie Anderson ~


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


Michael Giles the first drummer of King Crimson, never agreed to the name King Crimson. But then, if you'd knew Michael, you would know he didn't agree to the album cover either. So maybe Michael didn't agree to the point of definition with many things.
~By Robert Fripp ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


We served on the editorial board of a literary monthly called Face in 1968 and 1969. He was a young writer, and I was also interested in broad cultural issues. We agreed on all major issues and became friends.
~By Vaclav Klaus ~


With the recent news that the State of Florida has agreed to purchase 181,000 acres of U.S. Sugar land, we have an historic opportunity for our larger restoration efforts and for the people of Florida. This too will not come without difficult challenges, but it reminds us that anything is possible.
~By Debbie Wasserman Schultz ~

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