Greed Quotes, Sayings about greed
There’s enough on this planet for everyone’s needs but not for everyone’s greed.
- Mahatma Gandhi
An old Cherokee told his grandson:
“My son, there’s a battle between two wolves inside us all.
One is Evil. It’s anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego.
The other is Good. It’s joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness & truth.”
The boy thought about it, and asked:
“Grandfather, which wolf wins?”
The old man quietly replied:
“The one you feed.”
People who receive everything, appreciate nothing.
Don’t be greedy, and don’t try to take away everyone’s fortune for yourself. You won’t be able to have it all when you die. You can’t take it with you.
People are never happy with what they have. They want what they had. Or what others have.
A greedy person and a pauper are practically one and the same.
- Swiss Proverb
People are always looking for more and forget about what they already have.
There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.
- Oscar Wilde
Greed is a fat demon with a small mouth and whatever you feed it is never enough.
- Janwillem Van De Wetering
Hell has three gates: lust, anger, and greed.
- Bhagavad Gita
Poverty wants much; but avarice, everything.
- Publilius Syrus
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
He who is greedy is always in want.
For greed, all nature is too little.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.
Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?
- Brian Tracy
Greed breeds envy which in turn breeds destruction.
Greed is like filling a cup with a hole at the bottom, it will never fill.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.
- Mahatma Gandhi
There are three all-powerful evils: lust, anger and greed.
~ Tulsi Das
A man can be cured of his lust, but a fool can never be cured of his greed.
Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.
- Mason Cooley
For avarice begins where poverty ends.
- Honoré de Balzac
Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles.
- Harry S. Truman
It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.