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Quotations

Mignon McLaughlinYouth is not enough. And love is not enough. And success is not enough. And, if we could achieve it, enough would not be enough.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

Donald TrumpThe point is that you can't be too greedy.

—  Donald Trump, 1946-, President of the USA

Mignon McLaughlinWe are all born brave, trusting and greedy, and most of us manage to remain greedy.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

Lao-TzuLoss is not as bad as wanting more.

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

Mahatma GandhiEarth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.

—  Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian leader of independence

Karl MarxMoney is not only the object but also the fountainhead of greed.

—  Karl Marx, 1818-1883, German philosopher

Arthur SchopenhauerWealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

SenecaIt is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.

—  Seneca, 4 AD-65 AD, Roman philosopher

Aristotle OnassisThe more you have the more you know you don’t have.

—  Aristotle Onassis, 1900-1975, Greek tycoon

G. K. ChestertonTo be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.

—  G. K. Chesterton, 1874-1936, English writer & critic

Alexander the GreatAre there no more worlds that I might conquer?

—  Alexander the Great, 356-323 BC, King of Macedon

EpicurusDo not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not.

—  Epicurus, 341-270 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher

Eric HofferOur frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some. We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than when we seem to lack but one thing.

—  Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American writer & philosopher


Quotes in Verse

William BlakeMore! More! is the cry of a mistaken soul.

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter


Funny Quotes

Steven WrightYou can't have everything ... where would you put it.

—  Steven Wright, 1955-, American comedian

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Ancient Greek

AristotlePoverty needs many things, but greed everything.

Η πενία πολλών εστιν ενδεής, η δ’ απληστία πάντων.

—  Aristotle, 384-322 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher

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