210+ (BEST) Memorable Quotes About Greed and Selfishness

Quotes About Greed and Selfishness

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

“Greed is the root of all evil.”- 1 Timothy 6:10.

“Greed, like lust, never stands by itself but always has a companion with it.”- St. Augustine

“The love of money is the root of all sorts of evil.”- 1 Timothy 6:10

“I have the simplest tastes: I am only interested in food and sex.” – George Orwell

“You can be in the right place at the wrong time as wrong as you possibly can.” – Frank A. Clark

“Wealth and possessions are a burden to him who has put his trust in Allah: so seek the abode of the Hereafter in that which Allah has given you, and do not forget your portion of this world; but do good (to others) as Allah has done good to you, and seek not mischief in the land: for Allah loves not those who do mischief.”- The Qur’an, Sura 28 (Al-Nahl), Ayah 28

“Wealth is of little use to anyone if he doesn’t have his health.” – Trajan

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.”

“Ownership is not robbery in any case, but we cannot say that it is not theft: it is like a rust which gradually eats away the best of our morality.” – Tacitus (55 – 120 AD),1st century Roman historian

“Anything that is greedy becomes one of the community of greed: it ends by being a part of them.” – St. Augustine

“The love of gold has changed everything, including nature itself.” – John Ruskin (1819-1900)

“Greed is the root of all evil.” – The Bible

“Only what one would like to have done to him will he do to others.” – Adam Smith

“Religion, the common people’s only comfort, is gone, and nobody cares about anything but money.” – Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

“The love of money leads to all kinds of evil.” – 1 Timothy 6:10-11

“Luxury is a great enemy of the good. ” – Cicero

“When money speaks, all reason halts.” – Martin Luther

“The love of money is the root of all sorts of evil.” – Timothy 6:10

“He who does not guard against greediness, does not guard his treasures.” – Firdausi

“Wealth consists more in what we want than in what we have.

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

“Greed and fear were born a part of the same process. Greed was greedy because it was fearful and afraid because it was greedy.” – G.K. Chesterton

“Money is the root of all evil.” – St. Paul

“The love of money is the root of all sorts of evil; which some having used unjustly, have obtained possession of riches: which is their reward.” – 1 Timothy 6:10-11

“If it weren’t for greed, intolerance, hate, passion and murder, you would have no works of art, no great buildings, no medical science, no Mozart, no Van Gogh, no Muppets and no Louis Armstrong.”- Jasper Fforde, The Big Over Easy.

“To be attached to wealth is a matter of first importance; to keep the mind attached to it, is a source of error.”- Confucius (551 – 479 BC)

“Anything that can be bought with money should go back to the people who sell it.” – Ghost of Christmas Past

“As long as greed is stronger than compassion, there will always be suffering.” – Rusty Eric.

“Money makes men mad, and that’s the truth.” – King Lear

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

“It didn’t occur to me until later that there´s another truth, very simple: greed in a good cause is still greed.”― Stephen King

“Though many intellectuals, following in the footsteps of Saints Augustine and Jerome, hold businesspeople in contempt for their selfishness and greed, in fact, a free market puts a premium on empathy.” – Steven Pinker.

“Real wealth is the harvest of a quiet eye.” – William Hazlitt

“If you have the desire to be rich, you will be punished by being destitute.” ― Lao Tzu

“To me there is nothing more despicable than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money’s sake.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Our labour preserves us from three great evils — weariness, vice, and want.”

― Voltaire, Candide

“Yield is the essence of all action. It is by yielding to an impulse that we are carried forward to our goal. The stronger the impulse, the less our yield, and the farther we get from our goal.” – Charles F. Kettering

“Greed is not a good thing. If it were good, then companies would click on their greed switches as they do on their profits switches and they would stay in business forever and ever.” – Warren Buffett

“Riches do not change a man; they merely enable him to buy more of what is necessary for his happiness.” – Benjamin Franklin

“The love of money is the root of all evils.” – Adam Smith

“One thing I’ve learned in life: never trust anyone who wants to be generous with both their hearts and their money.” “Discretionary wealth can be an illusion; the only real wealth is how wealthy you feel inside.

Quotes On Greedy People

“Greed has no limits.”

“The way to wealth is through money; there is no other way.”

“I don’t want anyone to be happy but me.”

“Money makes the world go round.”

“Money doesn’t make you happy, it makes the people around you happy” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Things won’t make you happy, but your attitude will.” (Unknown)

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

“If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.”

“The more money people have, the less they say is their purpose in life.”

“What we have been doing so far is watering the roots of trees and forgetting the roots of people. We have been spending money for material wealth. This is not going to bring happiness.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“He who has money in his head will always ask where he can find more.”

“Money and power are the most powerful stimuli – or the most useless.” – Robert Tressell

”If you love money, you are never satisfied with what you have; but if you want to be happy with it, you must be contented.“ – Benjamin Franklin

“Folks see me on the side of a bus and just figure that I’m an overpaid athlete who is being compensated to throw a ball around.” – LeBron James

“Money cannot buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.” – Spike Milligan

“What we have been doing so far is watering the roots of trees and forgetting the roots of people. We have been spending money for material wealth. This is not going to bring happiness. Because the most basic need of man cannot be filled with money… if you have enough money, it doesn’t mean that you are happy. If you have a lot of money, but you are not happy, then you have to start thinking about the basics.” – Dalai Lama

“It is sometimes indispensable to possess extreme views in order to keep your self-respect.” – Jean Paul Sartre

“I don’t know why people want to be famous. If people were really happy with just fame, my big brother would not be a celebrity.”

“Greed is the root of all evil.”

“See? You made it three whole lines without using a single form of profanity.”

“Money does not buy happiness and the people who tell you that they do are liars.” – Albert Einstein

“Money can’t buy you love but can buy you a facelift – or at least that’s what I’ve heard. ”

“Money can’t buy you class but it will certainly help.”

“On the road to hell, take the money out of sin.’–Anon.

“You inherit what you are, and I think you’re born into what we are, if anything. ” – Robert M. Pirsig

“Money does not make you happy because it will not buy you love.” – Unknown

“Money cannot buy happiness, but can this day help alleviate your heartache…” – Unknown

“It’s true that money can’t buy you happiness; but if you’re unhappy in a home, a husband or wife or children, then all the money in the world won’t keep them happy either.” – George Burns

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

“Money is a great servant but a terrible master.”– Ernest Hemingway

“Don’t ever underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” – Dr. Seuss

“Money may buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail.” – Kinky Friedman

“The fool and his money are soon parted.” – Unknown

Quotes About Greedy Family Members

“The Bible warns us against greed and selfishness, it does encourage frugality and thrift.” – Billy Graham.

“The people here are too soft, they’d give the shirt off their back to anybody who asked for it. They’re all tremendously soft and greedy.” – Thomas D. Clark

“There are two kinds of people in the world: those with money and those without it. You can spend your whole life looking for a job if you have to live hand to mouth, but if you have enough money you know where you are.” – Andre Malraux

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.” – Richard Feynman

“By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity.” – Horace

“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.” – Francis Bacon

“Greed makes man blind and foolish, and makes him an easy prey for death.”— Rumi

“A greedy man is in want of everything.” – Thomas Fuller

“To his astonishment he found that it was impossible to derive any pleasure from money unless one at the same time enjoyed what money could buy and did not think about this too much.”– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.”

“The greed of the billionaire class has got to end and we are going to end it for them.”— Bernie Sanders

“He who dies rich dies disgraced.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Money is not inherently evil, but it can become so.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“There is no mystical connection between money and happiness.” – Anonymous

“Money has never made man happy, nor will it ever. There is no correlation between expensive toys and a lasting peace of mind.” – Oscar Wilde

Quotes About Greedy Places

“I don’t think there is any need to go on localizing movies. They will be made in whatever part of the world they are going to be made in anyway.”

“I remember walking along the Thames in London and seeing a Communist newspaper vendor hawking papers at the side of the river. On this particular day this man was arguing with some locals about whether or not he should have a certain percentage of his earnings taken for the state, or whether he should retain it. He was convinced that because he was just one of the many people selling the paper, he would be receiving a larger share than his competitors – and he was right. The more people selling a commodity, the more money they are entitled to.”

“What is outrageous about noise pollution is that it does not respect any boundaries in time or space.” – Kwame Anthony Appiah”

“For all mankind’s concern with being rich, he would never see it happen, unless you show him directly. And even then he would not truly understand it. And he would go on thinking that it is wealth, but the very fact that you have shown him what it is, at the very end, means that however you show him in fact makes no difference.” – Henry James

“Concentrated wealth is intolerant of dissent, and has been known to kill people who disagree with its policies.” – Henry Ford

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is.” – Peter Cook

“It does not matter who you are or what you do because it will all be over one day.’—Sean Lakeman

“He had mentioned that he was going away for a long weekend… When he returned he was in a good mood. But he hadn’t changed: his clothes had been cleaned. I asked him how he had changed and he said perhaps the most important thing was that when he woke up in the morning, he could look at himself in the full-length mirror and feel good about what he saw. He said that when you are rich, most of your decisions have already been taken in advance.”

“Have you ever tried to praise a person who is holding a hundred million dollars in cash? No matter how hard you try, it just doesn’t work. It sounds completely silly, but it’s true. You cannot praise them for being rich.”

“It is not money that makes a man rich, but the power to take it, for money is just paper.” – George Bernard Shaw

“To my mind, the greed of some of these people (in a society built on profit) was more frightening than the poverty they had grown up with.”

“The one thing that money can’t buy is why it’s worth having, which is the source of all happiness.” – Ali Stroker

“Money does not make you happy. It may, however, buy you useless things.” – Walt Disney

“Our freedom cannot be taken with money or hoarded in a bank; it must be shared and enjoyed by all.” – Norman Borlaug

Quotes About Greed and Money

“Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right beside it.” – Tim Taylor

“It is money, not morality, that interests’ men.” – Aristotle

“The love of money is the root of all evil.” – Timothy 6:10

“The problem with money is that it doesn’t last long enough.” – Gustave Flaubert

“Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.” – Thomas Tusser

“Money may not buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.” – Spike Milligan

“When I examine myself and my methods of thought I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.” – Albert Einstein

“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” – Aristotle

“Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.” – Jackie Mason

“If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence.” – Unknown

“A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.” – John Ruskin

“Happiness is not pleasure but joy.” – C. S. Lewis

“Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail.” – Henry Wheeler Shaw

“Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.” – Tony Robbins

“The good old days never were.” – Unknown

“To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.” – Voltaire

“It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.” – Rene Descartes

“A fool and his money are soon elected.” – Will Rogers

“The love of money is the root of all evil.” – Timothy 6:10

“Love me little, love me long.” – English Proverb

“Behind every great fortune there is a crime.” – Honore de Balzac

“Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.” – Thomas Tusser

“The wiser and the more spiritual a man is, the less riches he requires to be happy.” – Euripides

“A rich man’s wealth does not enrich his life unless he shares it with others.” – Jon Gordon

“Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.” – Seneca

Quotes About Greedy Person

Greed is an insatiable desire, especially for more material wealth.

Greed is a deep-seated craving or compulsion to possess something or someone that is not rightfully one’s own, especially when it is acquired by means of force, fraud or coercion, or when it involves taking advantage of a person who is incapable of giving informed consent.

Greed is not the satisfaction that comes from having more than others, but the pain of desiring what they have and you don’t have.

Greed is the greatest thief of time and the greatest spoiler of happiness.

Greed is like a cancer that consumes whatever it touches, leaving nothing but a rotting corpse behind.

Greed is being greedy, and we all know that’s wrong.Argentinian Proverb

Greed is like a drug that makes you sick.

Greed is not the satisfaction that comes from having more than others, but the pain of desiring what they have and you don’t have.

Greed in its extreme can be a very dangerous thing.

Greed leads to avarice, and avarice leads to bad work conditions and low pay.

Greed will take all your free time away from family and friends who love you or who want to spend time with you.

Greed has no limits.

Greed is the parent of unemployment; it is the great leveler of classes; the jealous guardian of the peace and wellbeing of society; it teaches frugality, industry, and forethought – and above all things, economy—that priceless possession which is more to be valued than a jewel.

Greed will destroy your health, your happiness, and your peace of mind if you let it.

“Greed, selfish, ego when you get rid of these three Life will show you these three love, kindness, humanity.” – Confused soul.

Greed is the easiest way to spend your life.

Greed is just an excuse for not caring about the other guy.

Greed will cause one to be unhappy, stingy, and selfish – qualities that can make him miserable and drain his life of joy and happiness.

“Greed is always bad.”–Franklin D Roosevelt

“The love of money is the root of all evil”–Ecclesiastes 5:10

“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.” – Isaac Asimov

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

“Greed is not a good motive, it never brings out the best in human beings and it’s not a good excuse for our mistakes.” – Cesar Chavez

“Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless. Orders may not heal the soul, but they can restrain the soulless.” – Martin Luther King

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

“The love of money is the root of all evil.” ― Timothy 6:10