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Greed

Definition: Intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food.
Number of Quotes: 10

Nothing defines human beings better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs.
Scott Adams

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

The fact that people will be full of greed, fear, or folly is predictable. The sequence is not predictable.
Warren Buffett

Men who continue hoarding great sums all their lives, the proper use of which for the public ends would work good to the community, should be made to feel that the community, in the form of the state, cannot thus be deprived of its proper share. By taxing estates heavily at death the state marks its condemnation of the selfish millionaire's unworthy life.
Andrew Carnegie

The more we ask, the more we have.
And, it is fair enough: asking is not always easy.

And it is said to be hard to accept ...
So no wonder we have so little.

Ivy Compton-Burnett

What is a man if he is not a thief who openly charges as much as he can for the goods he sells.
Mahatma Gandhi

Greed is even more contagious than fear.
Bud Hadfield

Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; the same is true of fame.
Arthur Schopenhauer

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

If you have an olive, you want an olive tree. You want a little more. You want the whole tree.
Ted Turner

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