Quotes and Sayings about Greed

Quotes and Sayings about Greed

Greed - a dark shadow that envelopes our soul and craves for more. It pulls us into an endless whirlpool that never satisfies. The desire for wealth and power dims the beauty of simplicity and makes us forget the values that fill our hearts. Greed can blind us to the suffering of others and alienate us from compassion. Yet, in realization lies liberation. May our hearts break free from greed to find true fulfillment in sharing, generosity, and love.

The Jedi are trained to let go. They're trained from birth. They're not supposed to form attachments. They can love people – in fact, they should love everybody. They should love their enemies; they should love the Sith. But they can't form attachments. So what all these movies are about is: greed. Greed is a source of pain and suffering for everybody.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
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To make a bad day worse, spend it wishing for the impossible.
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You see everyone wants everything, that's the way the world is. But I just might actually get it.
This is how it's done. When people are sittin' on shit that you want, you make 'em your enemy. Then you're justified in taking it.
Jake Sully in Avatar -
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It's not the having, it's the getting.
There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.
I believe that all the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
But men are so full of greed today, they'll sell anything for a little piece of money.
I’ve never done work for money ever. If your choices are based on grosses and the film doesn’t do well, what does that mean? It leaves you with nothing.
The man who doesn't want anything is invincible.
Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
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The problem with always wanting more is that the second you get it, it can always be taken away.
Harvey Specter in Suits - Season 5 Episode 2
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The tragic thing about rich people is that someone else is always richer.
If you define yourself by the power to take life, the desire to dominate, to possess... then you have nothing.
Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Rebels - Season 3 Episode 20
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Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.
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Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.
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The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
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Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.
Youth is not enough. And love is not enough. And success is not enough. And, if we could achieve it, enough would not be enough.
We are all born brave, trusting and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.
Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.
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They got money for the war, but can't feed the poor.
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Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank.
Give a man a bank and he can rob the world.
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Oh it's a mystery to me
You think you have to want more than you need
Eddie Vedder - Society
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There must be more to life than having everything.
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As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.
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He who awaits much can expect little.
A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
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The things you own end up owning you.
Tyler Durden in Fight Club
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There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.
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Go back to your books, your fireplace. Plant your trees, watch them grow. If more of us valued home above gold, it would be a merrier world.
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