Greed Quotes, Sayings about greed

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.”

Fraud is the daughter of greed.
– Jonathan Gash

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.
Mahatma Gandhi

Hell has three gates: lust, anger, and greed.
– Bhagavad Gita

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.
Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?”
Brian Tracy

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.

Submitted by: IAmunknown on March 27, 2013

Greed is like filling a cup with a hole at the bottom, it will never fill.

Submitted by: tinomana on August 15, 2011

It is possible to satisfy your need. It is impossible to satisfy your greed.
Dr T.P.Chia

Submitted by: Ivy Lee on November 13, 2014

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.

People who receive everything, appreciate nothing.

Submitted by: Mike on June 8, 2013

People are never happy with what they have. They want what they had. Or what others have.

The less you desire the happier you are. The more you desire the greedier you become.
Dr T.P.Chia

Submitted by: Ivy Lee on June 28, 2015

Greed is a fat demon with a small mouth and whatever you feed it is never enough.
– Janwillem Van De Wetering

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

There’s enough on this planet for everyone’s needs but not for everyone’s greed.
Mahatma Gandhi


There are three all-powerful evils: lust, anger and greed.
– Tulsi Das

Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.
Mason Cooley

A man can be cured of his lust, but a fool can never be cured of his greed.

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

Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles.
Harry S. Truman

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.

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

He who is greedy is always in want.

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


Greed breeds envy which in turn breeds destruction.

Submitted by: Jo Vince on October 14, 2012

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.

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

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