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His endless greed has made him an angry, unsatisfied personThe collective greed of mankind has resulted in a planet where our resources are being used up at an alarming rate.

His endless greed has made him an angry, unsatisfied person.

Casinos are the realm of hope, and greed.

Too many corporations place their own greed above the needs of their clients.

I don't understand the greed of rich movie stars who do advertising to get even more money.

The calypso music of Trinidad was originally used as a way of laughing at the greed, envy and vanity of the rich.

The children greedily ripped their Christmas presents open.

I dislike greedy employers who pay their employees as little as possible, but expect them to work hard all day.

He's a greedy man. He only married her because her family is quite wealthy.

You greedy pig! You ate the whole cake, and didn't leave even a crumb for the others.

The drunkard greedily gulped down his bottle of whiskey.

Workers are not greedy when they demand fair wages and benefits for a hard day's work.

Marion was a greedy, grasping woman who had obviously married for money.

The pigs snuffled in greedy pleasure as they gobbled up their food.

A recent study stated that corrupt political elites and greedy business people in the developing world are putting private gain before the welfare of citizens, and the economic development of their countries.

Without gold, silver or precious stones to attract greedy eyes, Uruguay was largely ignored by the early Spanish explorers.

The vampire took a sip of the young virgin's blood, liked it, and then drank greedily.

There is a Japanese proverb which states that even thinking about sexual pleasure has its roots in greed.

The Koran tells us that those who preserve themselves from greed will surely prosper.

There is a Mongolian proverb which states that greed keeps men forever poor, and even the abundance of this world will not make them rich.

A Swiss proverb notes that the poor lack much, but the greedy more.

An Iranian proverb reminds us that a greedy man is always poor.

A Chinese proverb observes that people can be as greedy as a snake trying to swallow an elephant.

The Bible warns, Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.

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

Denis Diderot once said that we swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip little by little at a truth we find bitter.

Someone once remarked that we are born brave, trusting and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.

He's a greedy old man who won't even give his own children birthday presents.

Don Robinson once said that one weakness of our age is our apparent inability to distinguish our needs from our greeds.

Charles Kuralt once remarked that the everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.

Tulsi Das once noted that there are three all-powerful evils: lust, anger and greed.

Mahatma Gandhi once noted that there is sufficiency in the world for man's need, but not for man's greed.

Lao-tzu once advised, Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness.

Joseph Conrad once suggested that the discovery of America was the occasion of the greatest outburst of cruelty and reckless greed known in history.

Discussion question: Can greed ever be of any benefit to society?

Find someone who knows someone that he/she considers to be greedy.

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