Greed Quotes, Sayings about greed

Poverty wants much; but avarice, everything.
Publilius Syrus

When you get little, you want more. When you get more, you desire even more. But when you lose it, you realize little was enough.

A greedy person and a pauper are practically one and the same.
– Swiss Proverb

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

People are always looking for more and forget about what they already have.

He who is greedy is always in want.

Greed breeds envy which in turn breeds destruction.

Submitted by: Jo Vince

It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
– Democritus

I want to be rich enough to realize that I cant buy happiness.

There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.
– Gautama Buddha


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

For greed, all nature is too little.

When we let our greed become our need, we can never be happy indeed!

Submitted by: rvm

To greed, all nature is insufficient.

You have succeeded in life when all you really WANT is only what you really NEED.
– Vernon Howard

Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful.
Warren Buffett

Greed usually comes from deadly sin impatience. Because we hate to wait for anything, we prefer to pursue several goals at the same time. Multitasking has really hit it off with mind setting.
– Sumesh Nair

People who say they want “abundance” do not truly appreciate what they already have. They only pretend they do as a strategy for getting more.
Alan Robert Neal

Those aspiring to reach the peaks of affluence must be cautioned against sliding into the pits of effluent.

Submitted by: Boghos L. Artinian

Greed is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed cuts through, clarifies, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.
– Gordon Gekko

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