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How slight and insignificant is the thing which casts down or restores a mind greedy for praise.

I have been called a lot of things due to my commitment to action - a workaholic, obsessive,
greedy, never satisfied, driven, and even maniac... I have never had someone who is more
successful than I am considering my excessive action to be a bad thing - because successful
people know firsthand what it takes to achieve this kind of success.
Grant Cardone

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
Charlie Chaplin

Avarice is the root of all evil.
African proverb, Swahili

Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.
Lao Tzu

If you think of life as like a big pie, you can try to hold the whole pie and kill yourself trying to
keep it, or you can slice it up and give some to the people around you, and you still have
plenty left for yourself.
Jay Leno

Greedy folk have long arms.
Scottish proverb

We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, we now know that it is
bad economics.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Most of the time stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both
directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or
gamble to give way to hope, fear and greed.
Benjamin Graham

Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look
C. S. Lewis

Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
Henry David Thoreau

Money is good. Greed is not good. However, there is no reason why you can't be very rich,
stinking rich, in fact, and still be an extremely spiritual and wonderfully generous person -
aligned to the God Force, with a huge heart and compassion for everyone you meet.
Stuart Wilde

It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor.

There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.
Maya Angelou

The human heart is greedy; it will use religion, color, or any other excuse to justify its greed.
Blame the human heart.

A greedy eye had never a full belly.
Scottish proverb

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is
patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy,
there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither
anxiety nor doubt.
St. Francis of Assisi

The skilful employer of men will employ the wise man, the brave man, the covetous man, and
the stupid man.
Sun Tzu

The world says: "You have needs - satisfy them. You have as much right as the rich and the
mighty. Don't hesitate to satisfy your needs; indeed, expand your needs and demand more."
This is the worldly doctrine of today. And they believe that this is freedom. The result for the
rich is isolation and suicide, for the poor, envy and murder.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

More money isn't greed - it's duty.
Grant Cardone

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one.
John Lennon

Do not be too quick to condemn the man who no longer believes in God: For it is perhaps your
own coldness and avarice and mediocrity and materialism and selfishness that have chilled his
Thomas Merton

Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish
the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children.
Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its
Theodore Roosevelt

Most of the mess that is called history comes about because kings and presidents cannot be
satisfied with a nice chicken and a good loaf of bread.
Jennifer Donnelly

One of the weaknesses of our age is our apparent inability to distinguish our needs from our
Don Robinson

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