Quotations About / On: GREED

  • 11.
    He was warned. And now he's paid. Let him be buried with the other victims of human greed and folly.
    (Cyril Hume, and Fred McLeod Wilcox. Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon), Forbidden Planet, to Alta, who is upset over Lt. Ostrow's death (1956).)
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  • 12.
    He was all for catharsis and purification, he dreamed of an aesthetic consecration that should cleanse society of luxury, the greed of gold and all unloveliness.
    (Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. From the essay "Suffering and Greatness of Richard Wagner," originally published as Leiden und Größe Richard Wagners in "Die Neue Rundschau," Berlin, Jahrgang 44, Heft 4 (April 1933). Essays by Thomas Mann, p. 199, trans. by Helen T. Lowe-Porter, Vintage (1957).)
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  • 13.
    If you take away ideology, you are left with a case by case ethics which in practise ends up as me first, me only, and in rampant greed.
    (Richard Nelson (b. 1950), U.S. playwright. Independent (London, July 12, 1989).)
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  • 14.
    No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the sources of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
    (P.J. (Patrick Jake) O'Rourke (b. 1947), U.S. journalist. "Studying For Our Drug Test," Give War A Chance (1992).)
  • 15.
    Power corrupts ... when the weak band together in order to ruin the strong, but not before. The will to power ... far from being a characteristic of the strong, is, like envy and greed, among the vices of the weak, and possibly even their most dangerous one.
    (Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), U.S. philosopher. The Human Condition, ch. 28 (1958).)
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