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Dragon kind was no less cruel than mankind. The Dragon, at least, acted from besti*l need rather than besti*l greed.”~ A thought by Lessa ~
Greed has driven the world crazy. And I think I'm lucky that I have a place over here that I can call home.
The Master said, “A true gentleman is one who has set his heart upon the Way. A fellow who is ashamed merely of shabby clothing or modest meals is not even worth conversing with.”(Analects 4.9)
The Master said, “If your conduct is determined solely by considerations of profit you will arouse great resentment.
The Master said, “The gentleman understands what is right, whereas the petty man understands profit.”(Analects 4.16)
Enforcement isn’t about big government or small government. It’s about whether government works and who it works for.
The Master said, “The gentleman does not serve as a vessel.”(Analects 2.12)
Envy and greed always—always—exact a terrible price. I have never met an envious or greedy person who was at peace.
The Bible warns us against greed and selfishness, it does encourage frugality and thrift.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.
There is thy gold, worse poison to men's souls, Doing more murder in this loathsome world, Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell.
The Bible sees greed as a form of idolatry, because a greedy person worships things instead of God. Greed and envy have their roots in selfishness.
Envy and greed starve on a steady diet of thanksgiving.
Everything that we see about us that we count is our possessions only comprises a loan from God, and it is when we lose sight of this all-pervading truth that we become greedy and covetous.
Life is not a matter of dollars and cents, houses and lands, earning capacity and financial achievement. Greed must not be allowed to make man the slave of wealth.
Greed is an unreasonable or all-absorbing desire to acquire things or wealth. One test of greed is that it is never satisfied. Greed is repeatedly condemned in the Bible.
We need to be on guard against greed . . . above all we need to make sure our lives are centered in Christ and not things.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
Each new mornNew widows howl, new orphans cry, new sorrowsStrike heaven on the face, that it resoundsAs if it felt with Scotland, and yelled outLike syllable of dolor.
If I have to build a big company by mistreating other people then the Bible says WOE to me. I don't know what that is, but I don't want any of it.
It didn´t occur to me until later that there´s another truth, very simple: greed in a good cause is still greed.
Genuflection before the idol or the dollar destroys the muscles which walk and the will that moves.
And the great owners, who had become through the might of their holdings both more and less than men
We're sorry. It's not us. It's the monster. The bank isn't a man. The bank isn't like a man.Yes, but the bank is only made of men.
Well, we all got to make a livin'.""Yeah, " Tom said. "On'y I wisht they was some way to make her 'thout takin' her away from somebody else.
The best is the enemy of good.
Mum, mum, He that keeps nor crust nor crumb, Weary of all, shall want some.
There never were greed and cunning in the world yet, that did not do too much, and overreach themselves. It is as certain as death.
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.
These are the four that are never content: that have never been filled since the dew began-Jacala's mouth, and the glut of the kite, and the hands of the ape, and the eyes of Man.
There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.
The worker picked up Pakhom’s spade, dug a grave, and buried him - six feet from head to heel, exactly the amount of land a man needs.
There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.
There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.
He who is greedy is always in want.
Why is it that so many people think all the answers are in their wallet?
Our labour preserves us from three great evils -- weariness, vice, and want.
It does seem as if the more one gets the more one wants
Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?
Do you want to know the cause of war? It is capitalism, greed, the dirty hunger for dollars. Take away the capitalist, and you will sweep war from the earth.
For greed all nature is too little.
Are you not ashamed of caring so much for the making of money and for fame and prestige, when you neither think nor care about wisdom and truth and the improvement of your soul?
We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics.
We may see the small Value God has for Riches, by the People he gives the
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.
Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.
Then the liars and swearers are fools, for there are liars and swearers enough to beat the honest men and hang up them.
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.