Thursday, September 3, 2009

Greed is the downfall of those who look for quick riches.

Greed in psychology is an excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth.





Rulers do not reduce taxes to be kind. Expediency and greed create high taxation, and normally it takes an impending catastrophe to bring it down.

Charles Adams 

Most individuals have always thought themselves not big enough or significant enough to have an effect on the whole planet, a notion which conversely made them think they could afford big arrogance and big greed over its resources.

Lynette Fromme
American, Criminal Quotes

There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed.

Frank Buchman 

The women who take husbands not out of love but out of greed, to get their bills paid, to get a fine house and clothes and jewels; the women who marry to get out of a tiresome job, or to get away from disagreeable relatives, or to avoid being called an old maid -- these are whores in everything but name. The only difference between them and my girls is that my girls gave a man his money's worth.

Polly Adler
American Author

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

Erich Fromm 
American, Psychologist Quotes

Avarice is generally the last passion of those lives of which the first part has been squandered in pleasure, and the second devoted to ambition. He that sinks under the fatigue of getting wealth, lulls his age with the milder business of saving it.

Samuel Johnson
1709-1784, British Author

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