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Greed

An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth.



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"To stop suffering, stop greediness. Greediness is a source of suffering."
Buddha

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

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

""It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all"
Democritus

""He who is greedy is always in want."
Horace

"For greed, all nature is too little."
Seneca

"There is no calamity greater that lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. And there is no greater disaster than greed."
Lao Tzu

"If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him."
Francis Bacon

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