Selected Quotes about Greed

In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated. -- Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful. -- Warren Buffett

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful. -- Warren Buffett

The fact that people will be full of greed, fear or folly is predictable. The sequence is not predictable. -- Warren Buffett

It's time for greatness -- not for greed. It's a time for idealism -- not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action. -- Marian Wright Edelman

What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures, to make manhood more noble, womanhood more beautiful, and childhood more happy and bright. -- Samuel Gompers

Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble... to give way to hope, fear and greed. -- Ben Graham

There's this thing of greed versus fear. The market's going up, you're not worried. All of a sudden it starts going down and you start saying, "I remember my uncle told me, you know, somebody lost it all in the Depression. People were jumping out of windows. They were selling pencils and apples." -- Peter Lynch

Watch out that greed doesn’t eat you up - a person’s life does not consist in the abundance of his or her possessions. -- Kerry Packer

All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind. -- Adam Smith

Greed is a fat demon with a small mouth and whatever you feed it is never enough. -- Janwillem van de Wetering

The secret of success is to realize that the crisis on our planet is much larger than just deciding what to do with your own life, and if the system under which we live the structure of western civilization begins to collapse because of our selfishness and greed, then it will make no difference whether you have $1 million dollars when the crash comes or just $1.00. -- Marianne Williamson

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