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  • We're all born brave, trusting and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.
  • It is a sin directly against one's neighbour, since one man cannot over-abound in external riches, without another man lacking them.
  • Sufficient to say, greed is a deadly deed. You shall not covet your neighbor's goods.
    • Saint Patrick, 5th Century Roman-British Christian bishop and missionary
  • Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed.
  • One of the weaknesses of our age is our apparent inability to distinguish our needs from our greeds.
  • Remember: Greed is a bad color on a person.
    • Bill Engvall, American commedian. (Quotation from The Bill Engvall Show).
  • A covetous man is good to none, but worst to himself.
    • Latin proverb.
  • Covetousness bursts the sack.
    • English 19th Century proverb.
  • Beggars make rags, rags make paper, paper makes money, money makes banks, banks make loans, loans make beggars...
    • Old anonymous verse.