Quotations About / On: GREED

  • 11.
    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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  • 12.
    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).)
  • 13.
    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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