Greed Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Greed quotes and Greed sayings, and Greed proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"What we’re seeing now is that greed is still alive and kicking, and banks are bigger than ever."

Brad Pitt

"Deregulation created this epidemic of greed which according to the rules of capitalism was OK. Beyond that there was criminal behaviour. There have been no repercussions and it’s hard to make your peace with."

Brad Pitt

"The avarice person is ever in want; let your desired aim have a fixed limit."

Horace

"If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires."

Epicurus

"Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver"

Ayn Rand

"None of the quick fixes to the world’s problems are going to work, unless we change the dream of greed and scarcity that the world is dreaming."

John Perkins

"All the money you make will never buy back your soul."

Bob Dylan

"If your desires be endless, your cares and fears will be so too."

Thomas Fuller

"The lust of avarice as so totally seized upon mankind that their wealth seems rather to possess them than they possess their wealth."

Unkown

"Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing."

Sylvia Plath

"Oh, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We’ve already got the stars."

Bette Davis

"Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do."

Thomas Carlyle

"Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed; the only animal that is never satisfied."

Henry George

"It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly."

Samuel Butler

"He who is greedy is always in want"

Horace

"Greed is a fat demon with a small mouth and whatever you feed it is never enough."

Janwillem Van De Wetering

"There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontent. And there is no greater disaster than greed."

Lau Tzu

"Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor."

Thomas Jefferson

"Big mouthfuls often choke."

Italian Proverb

"Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance."

Charles Caleb Colton

"The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever."

Anatole France

"A greedy father has thieves for children"

Serbian Proverb

"It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all"

Democritus

"A greedy person and a pauper are practically one and the same."

Swiss Proverb

"There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up."

Oscar Wilde

"The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury"

Charlie Chaplin

"For greed all nature is too little."

Seneca

"From the first day to this, sheer greed was the driving spirit of civilization."

Friedrich Engels

"Greed has taken the whole universe, and nobody is worried about their soul."

Little Richard

"Greed is the inventor of injustice as well as the current enforcer."

Julian Casablancas

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