Quotations About / On: GREED
Greed is too flimsy
Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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).)
How many villages were peaceful, when greed dwelt in they became ruins.
(Greed is peace's foe.)
'Waste for profiteering is a crime, greed is a cause,
(Terence George Craddock)
love compassion and sincere organized efforts
to solve global problems are attempts at solutions.'
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).)
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).)
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).)
Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.
(Erich Fromm (1900-1980), U.S. psychologist. Escape from Freedom, ch. 4 (1941).)
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).)