41 Quotes About Being Greedy and Selfish

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Many people work hard and sacrifice in life to get the things they desire. It is to no surprise that these people may also experience feelings of greed and selfishness. These quotes about being greedy and selfish capture some of the most common characteristics and mentalities experienced in these type of situations.

“Any success you have is despite your lack of giving, not because of it.”

“But at a certain point, and I don’t really know… people have asked me this. I don’t know exactly what it was that pushed me towards directing, but I think it was a naive notion that if I directed I would be able to play all the roles. A kind of greed.”

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

“Declare your jihad on thirteen enemies you cannot see -egoism, arrogance, conceit, selfishness, greed, lust, intolerance, anger, lying, cheating, gossiping and slandering.”

“Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.”

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”

“Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.”

“For greed all nature is too little.”

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

“Greed and globalization aren’t just America’s fault.”

“Greed has driven the world crazy. And I think I’m lucky that I have a place over here that I can call home.”

“Greed has taken the whole universe, and nobody is worried about their soul.”

“Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.”

“Greed is a fat demon with a small mouth and whatever you feed it is never enough.”

“Greed is an imperfection that defiles the mind; hate is an imperfection that defiles the mind; delusion is an imperfection that defiles the mind.”

“Greed is the inventor of injustice as well as the current enforcer.”

“Greed, envy, sloth, pride and gluttony: these are not vices anymore. No, these are marketing tools. Lust is our way of life. Envy is just a nudge towards another sale.”

“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.”

“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.”

“I am afraid that our eyes are bigger than our stomachs, and that we have more curiosity than understanding. We grasp at everything, but catch nothing except wind.”

“I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy.”

“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.”

“If your thinking is sloppy, your business will be sloppy. If you are disorganized, your business will be disorganized. If you are greedy, your empoyees will be greedy, giving you less and less of themselves and always asking for more.”

“In a society governed passively by free markets and free elections, organized greed always defeats disorganized democracy.”

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

“Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it’s greedy or loving.”

“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.”

“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking,”What’s in it for me?””

“That same night, I wrote my first short story. It took me thirty minutes. It was a dark little tale about a man who found a magic cup and learned that if he wept into the cup, his tears turned into pearls.”

“That something so small could be so beautiful. Worth so much. Only the strongest people can turn away from feelings like that.”

“The best is the enemy of good.”

“The covetous man is always in want.”

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

“The greed of gain has no time or limit to its capaciousness. Its one object is to produce and consume. It has pity neither for beautiful nature nor for living human beings. It is ruthlessly ready without a moment’s hesitation to crush beauty and life.”

“The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.”

“There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.”

“There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure.”

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

“We are rich only through what we give.”

“We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics.”

“When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.”

Nothing good comes from being greedy. Finding a way to communicate your feelings differently will help to avoid others perceiving you as a greedy and selfish person.

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