Category Archives: GREED

Thus did I excite in him a fierce craving, and incline him with the inclination of gobbling and greed, and he became greedy. But he did not know he had fallen into the trap.

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‘To obtain thy livelihood make use of every means;
Do not be satisfied with any condition,
But be equal to any enormity;
For man becomes incapable,

there is no doubt about it.’

THE MAQAMA OF BAGHDAD

He has an oar in every man’s boat, and a finger in every pie.

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There were three sailors of Bristol city 
Who took a boat and went to sea. 
But first with beef and captain's biscuits 
And pickled pork they loaded she. 
There was gorging Jack and guzzling Jimmy, 
And the youngest he was little Billee. 
Now when they got as far as the Equator 
They'd nothing left but one split pea. 

W. M. Thackeray: Little Billee.

“A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.” Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha.

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“The Yen Buddhists are the richest religious sect in the universe. They hold that the accumulation of money is a great evil and a burden to the soul. They therefore, regardless of personal hazard, see it as their unpleasant duty to acquire as much as possible in order to reduce the risk to innocent people.”

― Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad

FOTO – IZZY’S PLACE IN BONGIL BONGIL FOREST

“Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.” ― Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man

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* It is wrong to judge by appearances. Despite his expression, which was that of a piglet having a bright idea, and his mode of speech, which might put you in mind of a small, breathless, neurotic but ridiculously expensive dog, Mr Horsefry might well have been a kind, generous and pious man. In the same way, the man climbing out of your window in a stripy jumper, a mask and a great hurry might merely be lost on the way to a fancy-dress party, and the man in the wig and robes at the focus of the courtroom might only be a transvestite who wandered in out of the rain. Snap judgements can be so unfair.”
― Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

Poverty is in want of much, avarice of everything.

http://masterrussian.com/proverbs/russian_proverbs.htm

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La rabia de la tamalera: que otra se le ponga enfrente
What makes the tamal-vendor fly into a rage? Another tamal-vendor setting up shop in front of her?
We need our space.

http://www.spanish-learning-corner.com/mexican-proverbs.html

down by the seashore, where life is a little easier!

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“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.” 

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

http://beachchairscientist.com/2012/06/08/100-ocean-quotes/

Man is the only trained animal who expects his reward before he does his trick.

~Robert Brault, http://www.robertbrault.com

http://www.quotegarden.com/human.html

 

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You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper.
– Dagobert D. Runes

http://www.horsemoms.com/orse-quotes/#axzz2hOvAhDrV

Stretch your hands as far as they reach, grab all you can grab. (Yoruba)

http://resourcepage.gambia.dk/proverbsall.htm

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No one is so tall that she never needs to stretch, and no one is so short that she never needs to stoop.

Danish

http://www.special-dictionary.com/proverbs/keywords/stretch/2.htm

 

In every drop of water, there is a story of life.”

~ Leena Arif

http://www.tranquilwaters.uk.com/water.html

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The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Poverty is in want of much, avarice of everything.

http://masterrussian.com/proverbs/russian_proverbs.htm

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As we became subjects of King Alcohol, shivering denizens of his mad realm, the chilling vapour that is loneliness settled down. It thickened, ever becoming blacker. Some of us sought out sordid places, hoping to find understanding companionship and approval. Momentarily we did — then would come oblivion and the awful awakening to face the hideous Four Horsemen — Terror, Bewilderment, Frustration, Despair.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, The Big Book

 

Gluttony Food was a communal resource, so gluttony was frowned on. A greedy person was said to have the mouth of the voracious kahawai fish,

http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/korero-taiao-sayings-from-nature/page-2

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The Dreamings are our ancestors, no matter if they are fish, birds, men, women, animals, wind or rain. It was these Dreamings that made our Law. All things in our country have Law, they have ceremony and song, and they have people who are related to them

(c) Mussolini Harvey

http://www.indigiquotes.com/index.php/indigenous-quotes/dreamtime/70-white-people-ask-us-all-the-time-what-is-dreaming

Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find – nothing.”

― Aesop

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In the fall, when you see geese heading south for the winter fly along in v formation, one might consider what science has discovered as to why geese fly this way.
Each bird flaps its wings creating uplift for the bird immediately following. A flock has a greater flying range in formation than a single bird would have on its own.
People, who share a common direction and sense of community, can reach a goal more quickly and easily because they are travelling on the thrust of one another. It is harder to do something alone than together.
It is beneficial to take turns doing demanding work. By sharing leadership and depending upon others in a group, there is a chance to lead and an opportunity to rest.

 

-Anon.

http://www.quoteland.com/topic/Teamwork-Quotes/397/

I eat like a vulture. Unfortunately the resemblance doesn’t end there.

Groucho Marx

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“God help thee, old man, thy thoughts have created a creature in thee; and he whose intense thinking thus makes him a Prometheus; a vulture feeds upon that heart forever; the vulture the very creature he creates.”

― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.

– Robert A. Heinlein

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“Take for instance a man driven to incessant work by a sense of deep insecurity and loneliness; or another one driven by ambition, or greed for money. In all these cases the person is the slave of a passion, and his activity is in reality a “passivity” because he is driven; he is the sufferer, not the “actor”. On the other hand a man sitting quiet and contemplating, with no purpose or aim except that of experiencing himself and his oneness with the world, is considered to be “passive”, because he is not “doing” anything. In reality, this attitude of concentrated meditation is the highest activity there is, an activity of the soul, which is possible only under the condition of inner freedom and independence”
― Erich Fromm

Character is simply habit long continued.

Plutarch

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http://realisticrecovery.wordpress.com/2009/02/21/list-of-character-defects/

gluttony, greed – Wanting and taking too much: food, sex, time, money, comfort, leisure, material possessions, attention, security.  Acquiring things (material things, relationships, attention) at the expense of others.

laziness, procrastination, sloth – Not doing as much as is reasonable for us to do. Putting things off repeatedly. Not carrying our own load as much as we are able. Letting others provide things for us that we ought to get for ourselves.

The paths of greed and vanity will always lead to one’s downfall.”

― Timothy Pina

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When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters–one represents danger and one represents opportunity.

http://www.angelfire.com/mn2/patch/quoteso.html

He who is greedy is always in want

~ Horace

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“I experienced by observing my own body and my own soul that I sorely needed sin, sorely needed concupiscence, needed greed, vanity, and the most shameful despair to learn to stop resisting, to learn to love the world and stop comparing it to some world I only wished for and imagined, some sort of perfection I myself had dreamed up, but instead to let it be as it was and to love it and be happy to belong to it.”

― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha