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I warn the marauder dragging plunder, chaotic, rich beyond all rights: he’ll strike his sails, harried at long last, stunned when the squalls of torment break his spars to bits.
To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not
Satiety is a mongrel that barks at the heels of plenty
Antrim, Minna Thomas
Avarice is the vice of declining years
The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.
The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom...for we never know what is enough until we know what is more than enough.
Money is a good servant, but a poor master
A little is as much as a lot, if it is enough.
Think it more satisfactory to live richly than die rich
Browne, Sir Thomas
There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed
It is far more easy to acquire a fortune like a knave than to expend it like a gentleman.
Colton, Charles Caleb
Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear
Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendour is not beauty.
From top to bottom of the ladder, greed is aroused without knowing where to find ultimate foothold. Nothing can calm it, since its goal is far beyond all it can attain. Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned
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
Edelman, Marian Wright
Most people seek after what they do not possess and are thus enslaved by the very things they want to acquire
The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago, had they happened to be within reach of predatory human hands.
Ellis, Henry Havelock
Money often costs too much.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Nothing is enough for the man for whom enough is too little.
Neither great poverty, nor great riches, will hear reason.
A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money
Fields, William Claude
The use of money is all the advantage there is in having money.
Poor Richard's Almanac
Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction
If your desires be endless, your cares and fears will be so too
Fuller, Dr. Thomas
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
Galbraith, John Kenneth