Greed Quotes

Large corporations, of course, are blinded by greed. The laws under which they operate require it - their shareholders would revolt at anything less. Aaron Swartz

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Time! Joyless emblem of the greed of millions, robber of the best which earth can give. Amy Lowell

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The ethos on Wall Street has not changed, and that's not going to come from the corner office. That's going to come, for better or worse, from Washington, and the whole idea of greed is still good, that is still pervasive. Andrew Ross Sorkin

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

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Greed and globalization aren't just America's fault. Arlo Guthrie

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Where do the evils like corruption arise from? It comes from the never-ending greed. The fight for corruption-free ethical society will have to be fought against this greed and replace it with 'what can I give' spirit. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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Do not follow vain desires; for verily he who prospers is preserved from lust, greed and anger. Abu Bakr

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Human beings may well be unable to break free of the dictatorship of greed that spreads like a miasma over the world, but no longer will we be an inarticulate and ignorant humanity, confused by our enslavement to superior cruelty and weaponry. Alice Walker

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Greed is not a financial issue. It's a heart issue. Andy Stanley

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This America has been the country of greed rather than the country of need. Ariel Dorfman

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I certainly understand that we're all trying to make a living, but I'm not thinking about that when I'm making it. And if that's your sole motivation, it's going to reflect that narcissistic greed, and you're going to hear it in the music. Aimee Mann

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While neurological studies have tried to identify components responsible for fear and greed, the impact on finance is less clear. Andrew Lo

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During periods of extreme fear or greed, you don't have the proper balance between those two to generate market efficiency and you get extremes in behavior. Andrew Lo

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We didn't become the most prosperous country in the world just by rewarding greed and recklessness. We didn't come this far by letting the special interests run wild. We didn't do it just by gambling and chasing paper profits on Wall Street. We built this country by making things, by producing goods we could sell. Barack Obama

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Greed is a basic part of animal nature. Being against it is like being against breathing or eating. It means nothing. Ben Stein

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It means zero to be against greed. Ben Stein

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Let us wage a moral and political war against the billionaires and corporate leaders, on Wall Street and elsewhere, whose policies and greed are destroying the middle class of America. Bernie Sanders

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Microsoft is not about greed. It's about innovation and fairness. Bill Gates

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

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Deregulation created this epidemic of greed which according to the rules of capitalism was OK. Beyond that there was criminal behaviour. There have been no repercussions and it's hard to make your peace with. Brad Pitt

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The beast for me is greed. Whether you read Dante, Swift, or any of these guys, it always boils down to the same thing: the corruption of the soul. Ben Nicholson

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Obviously you have to make a profit to put out a newspaper. I'm not an idiot. But when the margins are in excess of 25 per cent you're talking about greed. Carl Hiaasen

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

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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

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We want to bear witness today that we know the relation between corporate greed and what goes on too often in the Supreme Court decisions. Cornel West

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We can't allow any war for imperialism or greed to be fought in our names. This is what we need to keep fighting for. Cindy Sheehan

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Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed. Channing Pollock

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I didn't do it because of the underlying greed that's prevailing, but it is about greed, doing the right thing at the right time using your clout when you have it and what for and what reason. Danny DeVito

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The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful... or fun for that matter. Dave Mustaine

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If we weren't born with anti-social passions - narcissism, envy, lust, meanness, greed, hunger for power, just to name the more obvious - why the need for so many laws, whether religious or secular, that govern behavior? Dennis Prager

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