24 Quotes About Greed

  • "Riches enlarge, rather than satisfy appetites."

    - Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Finances, Greed


  • "Sleeping on a dragon's hoard with greedy, dragonish thoughts in his heart, he had become a dragon himself."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Apathy, Greed


  • "He repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses."

    - Francis Quarles
    Topics: Selfishness, Greed


  • "Desires are the pulses of the soul;--as physicians judge by the appetite, so may you by desires."

    - Thomas Manton
    Topics: Greed


  • "There is a perpetual frost in the pockets of some rich people; as soon as they put their hands into them, they are frozen so they cannot draw out their purses. Had I my way, I would hang all misers; but reversing the common mode, I would hang them up by the heels, that their money might run out of their pockets."

    - Assorted Authors
    Topics: Finances, Greed, Money


  • "Be thrifty, but not covetous."

    - George Herbert
    Topics: Finances, Greed


  • "If your desires be endless, your cares and fears will be so, too."

    - Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Greed


  • "As long as you want anything very much, especially more than you want God, it is an idol."

    - A. B. Simpson
    Topics: Greed, Idolatry


  • "When our Savior drove the sheep and oxen out of the temple, He did not drive them into His own pasture; nor sweep the coin into His own pockets, when He overturned the table of the money-changers."

    - Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Greed, Justice, Money


  • "All God's plans have the mark of the cross on them, and all His plans have death to self in them.... But men's plans ignore the offence of the cross or despise it. Men's plans have no profound, stern or self-immolating denial in them. Their gain is of the world."

    - E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Greed, The Cross


  • "I continually find it necessary to guard against that natural love of wealth and grandeur which prompts us always, when we come to apply our general doctrine to our own case, to claim an exception."

    - William Wilberforce
    Topics: Finances, Greed, Doctrine


  • "There is nothing more appalling than the wholesale way in which unthinking people plead to the Almighty the richest and most spiritual of His promises, and claim their immediate fulfillment, without themselves fulfilling one of the conditions either on which they are promised or can possibly be given."

    - Henry Drummond
    Topics: Greed, Prayer


  • "Wouldst thou both eat they cake and have it?"

    - George Herbert
    Topics: Greed


  • "All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind."

    - Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Achievement, Greed


  • "There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect."

    - G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Reasoning, Greed, The Heart



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