Greed Quotes

Most popular greed quotes

Greed's worst point is its ingratitude.
The love of money is the root of all evil.
— The Bible—I Timothy 6:10

biblical evil money

It's not greed that drives the world, but envy.

envy

Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear.
Being rich has never stopped anyone from being greedy.
No warning can save people determined to grow suddenly rich.
Not even a Harvard School of Business can turn greed into a science.
Honest bread is very well—it's the butter that makes the temptation.

witty

Accursed greed for gold,
To what dost thou not drive the heart of man.

gold

The earth has enough for every man's need but not for every man's greed.
Christmas, that annual celebration of parental guilt and juvenile greed.
There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.

society

Grief and greed are as inextricably entwined as love and marriage should be.

sorrow

Avarice and luxury, those evils which have been the ruin of every great state.

luxury

There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed.
One of the weaknesses of our age is our apparent inability to distinguish our need from our goals.

environment luxury

A simple rule dictates my buying: Be fearful when others are greedy, be greedy when others are fearful.
Greed stains our culture, soaks our sensibilities and has replaced grace as a sign of our intimacy with the divine.
Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.
How is it possible, that the love of gain and the lust of domination should render the human mind so callous to every principle of honor, generosity, and benevolence?

lust

Greed can be very dangerous because you sacrifice your soul for the sake of something material, and then you start sacrificing people in order to keep that which is material.