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Definition of Greed

Greed

  1. An eager desire or longing; greediness; as, a greed of gain.

Greed Quotations

It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
John Steinbeck

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

We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.
Stephen Hawking

Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
P. J. O'Rourke

There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.
Mahatma Gandhi
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Greed Translations

greed in French is gloutonnerie
greed in German is Habgier, Gier, Gier
greed in Latin is avaritia
greed in Spanish is avidez
greed in Swedish is snikenhet, glupskhet, girighet
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