Quotations About / On: GREED
The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.
(Stanley Weiser, U.S. screenwriter, and Oliver Stone. Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), Wall Street (1987).)
Greed leads us to hatred, war, and destruction!
How many villages were peaceful, when greed dwelt in they became ruins.
(Greed is peace's foe.)
There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed.
(Frank Buchman (1878-1961), U.S. evangelist. Remaking the World (1947).)
Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear.
(Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. The Unquiet Grave, pt. 1 (1944, rev. 1951).)
I got hungry. Greed made me blind.
(Ben Maddow (1909-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Huston (1906-1987). Doc Erwin Riedenschneider (Sam Jaffe), The Asphalt Jungle (1950).)
Better for man to toil for his family than stray on lanes that murder them under fake names whose greed is salient.
(One should be aware of persons whose motives are disguised.)
People who worship extreme wealth possessions greed overflowing create a mountain of bad karma between their evil deeds and harmony happiness contentment overflowing
(Terence George Craddock May 2015 20.5.2015)
Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.
(Garrison Keillor (b. 1942), U.S. author. "The Meaning of Life," We Are Still Married (1989).)