Quotations About / On: GREED

  • 11.
    Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 12.
    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).)
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  • 13.
    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).)
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  • 14.
    Better for man to toil for his family than stray on lanes that murder them under fake names whose greed is salient.
    (One should be aware of persons whose motives are disguised.)
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  • 15.
    People who worship extreme wealth possessions greed overflowing create a mountain of bad karma between their evil deeds and harmony happiness contentment overflowing
    (Terence George Craddock May 2015 20.5.2015)
  • 16.
    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).)
  • 17.
    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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  • 18.
    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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  • 19.
    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).)
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  • 20.
    Greed is all right, by the way... I think greed is healthy. You can be greedy and still feel good about yourself.
    (Ivan F. Boesky (b. 1937), U.S. financier. Commencement address, May 18, 1986, School of Business Administration, University of. California, Berkeley. Boesky's words were later picked up in Oliver Stone's film, Wall Street (1987), spoken by Gordon Gecko. Boesky himself was later convicted of conspiring to file false documents with the federal government, involving insider trading violations, and agreed to pay $100 million in fines and illicit profits.)
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