The world in many ways would be a much calmer and gentler place if women ruled. There would have been fewer children sacrificed to the gods of greed and power.
And I speak of spiritual suffering! Of people seeing their talent, their work, their lives wasted. Of good minds submitting to stupid ones. Of strength and courage strangled by envy, greed for power, fear of change. Change is freedom, change is life
Everything - our houses, our clothes, our hairstyles - is meant to help us forget ourselves and to protect us from vanity, greed and envy, which are just forms of selfishness. If we have little, and want for little, and we are all equal, we envy no one.
Every good quality runs into a defect; economy borders on avarice, the generous are not far from the prodigal, the brave man is close to the bully; he who is very pious is slightly sanctimonious; there are just as many vices to virtue as there are holes in the mantle of Diogenes.
Through the machineries of greed, pettiness, and the abuse of power, love occurs.
Makes us appreciate blessing, not be greedy and mean and fat like Polyphemus.
Death doesn't exist. It never did, it never will. But we've drawn so many pictures of it, so many years, trying to pin it down, comprehend it, we've got to thinking of it as an entity, strangely alive and greedy. All it is, however, is a stopped watch, a loss, an end, a darkness. Nothing.
Then the hard, dry Spaniards came exploring through, greedy and realistic, and their greed was for gold or God. They collected souls as they collected jewels. They gathered mountains and valleys, rivers and whole horizons, the way a man might now gain tittle to building lots.
Cash is always the deciding factor in such matters of moral politics; nothing ever gets done unless motivated by commerce or greed.
Everyone in your culture knows this. Man was born to turn the world into paradise, but tragically he was born flawed. And so his paradise has always been spoiled by stupidty, greed, destructiveness, and shortsightedness.
There, pride, avarice, and envy are the tongues men know and heed, a Babel of depsair
The vice I am talking of is Pride or Self-Conceit: and the virtue opposite to it, in Christian morals, is called Humility...According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere flea bites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind.
If you are greedy, what is inside you is what makes you always hungry.
I'm not greedy, I'm not selfish I just wanted to get to a World Series one time,
Fear is a much bigger motivator than greed, but you've got to save money and put it in stocks. It's like a diet - to lose weight you have to eat less and exercise.
For me it isn't about the money or the greed, it's always been about the medals.
Europeans think Americans are fat, vulgar, greedy, stupid, ambitious and ignorant and so on. And they've taken as their own, as their representative American, someone who actually embodies all of those qualities Michael Moore.
The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power).
There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.
The world is deceived and plundered by riches, youth, greed and egotism. The drug of emotional attachment has destroyed me, as it has destroyed the whole world.
From the first day to this, sheer greed was the driving spirit of civilization.
Exchange in greed the ungraceful signs.
To make a business decision, you don't need much philosophy all you need is greed, and maybe a little knowledge of how the game works.
The modern picture of the artist began to form The poor, but free spirit, plebeian but aspiring only to be classless, to cut himself forever free from the bonds of the greedy bourgeoisie, to be whatever the fat burghers feared most, to cross the line wherever they drew it, to look at the world in a way they couldn't see, to be high, live low, stay young forever -- in short, to be the bohemian.
We're talking about greed, greed, greed -- greed for money, that's what drove you.
Avarice increases with the increasing pile of gold.
As long as greed, stupidity and cowardice remain a part of the human condition, there will be a constituency for Democrats.
There must appear a spiritual and moral leadership rising above economic and political situations. Governments in both their domestic and foreign policies appeal for popular support by promises of material gain. We cannot make peace by mere appeal to greed. We must give the peoples of the world something to live for as well as something to live on.
Beauty comes from within a greedy, avaricious, gossipy woman cannot be beautiful.
Greed, lust, fear, anger, misfortune, unhappiness, all Are derived from foolishness. Thus, foolishness is the greatest of poisons.