Greed Quotes And Sayings

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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 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 ~


No, United Artists was a very extraordinary organization, because once they had agreed on the director, they believed in letting him have his way. They trusted me, and that doesn't often happen.
~By John Schlesinger ~


Seeing that our thirst was increasing and the water was killing us, while the storm did not abate, we agreed to trust to God, Our Lord, and rather risk the perils of the sea than wait there for certain death from thirst.
~By Alvar N. C. de Vaca ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 wrote poems in my corner of the Brooks Street station. I sent them to two editors who rejected them right off. I read those letters of rejection years later and I agreed with those editors.
~By Carl Sandburg ~


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 ~


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


Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.
~By Channing Pollock ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.
~By Mason Cooley ~


Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan had tremendous influence on generations of American because, even if people disagreed with them, they admired them because they made very strong commitments to things they believed in.
~By Phil Crane ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


And I was very comfortable with this band even when we disagreed. It takes a long time to feel comfortable enough to disagree with somebody. When everything happened, it just was really confusing. It's like our weaknesses were nurtured and brought out front by outsiders.
~By Edie Brickell ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove.
~By Jose Marti ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


We have not always agreed, but I have said repeatedly and publicly many times that Al Sharpton has never counseled violence, but he gets blamed for a whole lot of that.
~By David Dinkins ~


Aching all over, we reached level ground again, and Mr. Christy withdrew his claims, and agreed that no road anywhere else could possibly be so bad as a Mexican road; a decision which later experiences only served to confirm.
~By Edward Burnett Tylor ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


My cameraman and I devised a method, which we started using from my second film, which applies mainly to day scenes shot in the studio, where we used bounced light instead of direct light. We agreed with this thing of four or five shadows following the actors is dreadful.
~By Satyajit Ray ~


As far as the sovereignty of Bosnia-Hercegovina is concerned we agreed to have limited sovereignty for a limited time and that is clear from the Dayton Agreement.
~By Alija Izetbegovic ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Everywhere that the struggle for national freedom has triumphed, once the authorities agreed, there were military coups d'etat that overthrew their leaders. That is the result time and time again.
~By Ahmed Ben Bella ~


I think one of the most pervasive evils in this world is greed and acquiring money for money's sake. Once you have six houses and a plane, it's just about a number. It's never been anything I understood.
~By Kevin Bacon ~


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


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 ~


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).
~By Dawn Powell ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


So we are disappointed that some of our closest allies, including Canada, have not agreed with us on the urgent need for this military action against Iraq.
~By Paul Cellucci ~


Heisenberg, Max Plank and Einstein, they all agreed that science could not solve the mystery of the universe.
~By Harry Dean Stanton ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


). 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 ~


I don't think that fundamentalism has anything to do with Jesus Christ. They call themselves Christians, but if that's Christian, count me out. Fundamentalism is built on fear and greed. They're telling you to give them your money otherwise you're going to hell.
~By Matthew Fox ~


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 ~


That was the principle of reparations to which President Truman agreed at Potsdam. And the United States will not agree to the taking from Germany of greater reparations than was provided by the Potsdam Agreement.
~By James F. Byrnes ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~

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