50 Quotes about greed that will keep selfishness in check

Every person has greed inside them. You are greedy if you have an intense desire, something you want to have no matter what for your selfish self. Being greedy is normal, but don't cross the line, like hurting others to achieve what you want. May these greed quotes give you insights and help you realize how it will affect your life.

Quotes about greed that will keep selfishness in check
1. “Greed dominates all other human sentiments, greed is the master, and the others are the slaves.” – Ferry Frank

2. “It didn’t occur to me until later that there´s another truth, very simple: greed in a good cause is still greed.” – Stephen King

3. “Greed is not a financial issue. It's a heart issue.” – Andy Stanley

4. “When one is greedy for more, one should instead be grateful for what one has already.” – Ron Hall

5. “The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.” – Bodhidharma

6. “For greed all nature is too little.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

7. “Greed dominates all other human sentiments, greed is the master, and the others are the slaves.” – Ferry Frank

8. “We shall have to practice to lead our life on the basis of our needs, not under the influence of our greed.” – Lobsang Tenzin

9. “Where do the evils like corruption arise from? It comes from the never-ending greed.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Quotes about greed that will keep selfishness in check
10. “Greed is so destructive. It destroys everything.” – Eartha Kitt

11. “Greed is powerful, nasty, classless, and alas, universal.” – Mike Moore

12. “There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

13. “Although one can do many good deeds through greed, they are only partially good because they are based on the defiling love of the self.” – Yin-shun

14. “If your desires be endless, your cares and fears will be so too. ” – Thomas Fuller
Quotes about greed that will keep selfishness in check
15. “Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.” – Erich Fromm

16. “We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.” – Stephen Hawking

17. “You see, a man who is rich in faith would never steal anything, would never be covetous or greedy since he possesses all things.” – Pastor Edmund

18. “Fear and greed are potent motivators. When both of these forces push in the same direction, virtually no human being can resist.” – Andrew Weil

19. “The hypocrisy of some is that we like to think of ourselves as sophisticated and evolved, but we're still also driven by primal urges like greed and power.” – Michael Leunig
Quotes about greed that will keep selfishness in check
20. “There is nothing wrong with being well off as long as money has a social and ethical value and is not the object of one’s own greed.” – Aga Khan IV

21. “It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.” – Democritus

22. “Oh, the jealousy, the greed is the unraveling. It’s the unraveling and it undoes all the joy that could be.” – Joni Mitchell

23. “From the first day to this, sheer greed was the driving spirit of civilization.” – Friedrich Engels

24. “Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.” – Mwai Kibaki
Quotes about greed that will keep selfishness in check
25. “Greed is the lack of confidence of one’s own ability to create.” – Vanna Bonta

26. “The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.” – Charles Kuralt

27. “Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear.” – Cyril Connolly

28. “Callous greed grows pious very fast.” – Lillian Hellman

29. “Human beings are very complex creatures. This desire, this greed, this love is very complex.” – Yash Chopra

30. “The greedy man is incontent with a whole world set before him.” – Saadi

More Quotes of Greed

31. “Greed is the inventor of injustice as well as the current enforcer.” – Julian Casablancas

32. “We're all basically made of the same stuff: generosity and selfishness, goodness and greed.” – Madeleine M. Kunin

33. “He who is greedy is always in want.” – Horace

34. “The point is that you can’t be too greedy.” – Donald Trump

35. “There are a lot of people who are doing wonderful things, quietly, with no motive of greed, or hostility toward other people, or delusions of superiority.” – Charles Kuralt

36. “The problem with greed is unless there is someone to warn you about it, it will creep up on you; and before you know, it has you hook, line, and sinker.” – Joseph Lacerenza

37. “Greed is the assumption that it is all for my consumption.” – Andy Stanley

38. “Greed cuts in line, greed doesn’t give when it should, and greed always wants more. Enough is never enough where greed is concerned.” – Elisabeth Bennett

39. “Greed is a fat demon with a small mouth and whatever you feed it is never enough.” – Janwillem van de Wetering

40. “When greed, selfishness, and personal pleasure supersede, any society is subject to collapse.” – Debra Jean Anderson

41. “You say, If I had a little more, I should be satisfied. You made a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you will not be satisfied, even if it were doubled.” – Charles Spurgeon

42. “Greed has the ability to blind a person, making wrong seem right, and vice versa.” – Shannon Holmes

43. “Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.” – Charlie Chaplin

44. “I believe greed is actually measured by what it costs you, not by what you have.” – Jimmy Houston

45. “If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

46. “Greed is the pursuit of money, wealth and power at the expense of others.” – Charles Carradine

47. “There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.” – Siddharta Gautama

48. “All hardships in life arise from greed and desire.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

49. “We’re all born brave, trusting and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.” – Mignon McLaughlin

50. “Money is not the root of all evil, greed is.” – Philip John Miller

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