Best Quotes About Greed

I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me. -Dudley Field Malone

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

What is history but a fable agreed upon? -Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

I never learned from a man who agreed with me. -Robert A. Heinlein

If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect. -Jacques Yves Cousteau

Two such as you with such a master speed, cannot be parted nor be swept away, from one another once you are agreed, that life is only life forevermore, together wing to wing and oar to oar. -Robert Frost

We are all born brave, trusting and greedy, and most of us remain greedy. -Mignon McLaughlin

An intriguing paradox of the 1990s is that it isn't called a decade of greed. -Paul Samuelson

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

The writer's greed is appalling. He wants, or seems to want, everything and practically everybody, in another sense, and at the same time, he needs no one at all. -James Baldwin

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty. -Abraham Lincoln

Two thousand years ago there was One here on this earth who lived the grandest life that ever has been lived yet – a life that every thinking man, with deeper or shallower meaning, has agreed to call divine. -Frederick William Robertson

There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it. -Maya Angelou

Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed. -James Russell Lowell

The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm, capitalism is that kind of a system. -Milton Friedman

Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people. -Garrison Keillor

The point is that you can't be too greedy. -Donald Trump

For greed all nature is too little. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That is why it satisfies nobody. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed. -Charles Caleb Colton

Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain. -Niccolo Machiavelli

Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed. -Channing Pollock

I think war is based in greed and there are huge karmic retributions that will follow. I think war is never the answer to solving any problems. The best way to solve problems is to not have enemies. -Sheryl Crow

The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. -Charles Kuralt

History is a set of lies agreed upon. -Napoleon Bonaparte

New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed… a race for rent. -Frank Lloyd Wright

John will never send a boy or girl in a uniform anywhere in the world because of our need and greed for oil. -Teresa Heinz

He who is silent must be agreed with, for what shall the wings of opposition thresh upon, without the winds of conversation to shoulder them. -Bryant H. McGill

Time! Joyless emblem of the greed of millions, robber of the best which earth can give. -Amy Lowell

Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble… to give way to hope, fear and greed. -Benjamin Graham

Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it's greedy or loving. -Dan Millman

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful. -Warren Buffett

If a few companies were less greedy, the people at the bottom woud have a lot more. -Chris Martin

Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed. -Mwai Kibaki

We in the west are seen as godless, as greedy and as uncaring about the suffering of those in the developing world. -Silvia Cartwright

But at a certain point, and I don't really know… people have asked me this. I don't know exactly what it was that pushed me towards directing, but I think it was a naive notion that if I directed I would be able to play all the roles. A kind of greed. -Peter Bogdanovich

As far as the sovereignty of Bosnia-Hercegovina is concerned we agreed to have limited sovereignty for a limited time and that is clear from the Dayton Agreement. -Alija Izetbegovic

I often wish… that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease. -Bliss Carman

The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful… or fun for that matter. -Dave Mustaine

The Bible says that two cannot walk together unless they are agreed. -Peter Akinola

Looking so cool, his greed is hard to conceal, he's fresh out of law school, you gave him a license to steal. -Al Stewart

We did not find it difficult to deal with Bush and his administration, because it is similar to regimes in our countries – both types include many who are full of arrogance and greed. -Osama bin Laden

Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand. -Robert G. Allen

Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness, except greed. -Thomas Harris

Microsoft is not about greed. It's about innovation and fairness. -Bill Gates

We agreed to do it when I was drunk at his house one night, then on the day I had to have four large brandies – they didn't touch the sides at all. People just got on with it though. It didn't gather a crowd! -Daniel Craig

We have seen that in this country in the last few years, particularly on Wall Street, with the rise of the old human frailty of greed. This occurs when people begin to serve only their own needs to the detriment of everyone else. -Lee R. Raymond

It is considered a major sin to break a contract, if you agreed, especially with military situations. -John Walker Lindh

I am a greedy, selfish bastard. I want the fact that I existed to mean something. -Harry Chapin

From the first day to this, sheer greed was the driving spirit of civilization. -Friedrich Engels

I think the best actors are the most generous, the kindest, the greatest people and at their worst they are vain, greedy and insecure. -Kenneth Branagh

Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan had tremendous influence on generations of American because, even if people disagreed with them, they admired them because they made very strong commitments to things they believed in. -Phil Crane

Because men believe not in Providence, therefore they do so greedily scrape and hoard. They do not believe in any reward for charity, therefore they will part with nothing. -Isaac Barrow

I'm writing what comes into my head, or through me, or from somewhere else, and it is the most extraordinary, exciting thing. I love it, and I'm very greedy, and I really enjoy it! -Tanith Lee

Italians know about human nature – they understand human nature perhaps better than anyone else does. They know that people are weak and greedy and lazy and dishonest and they just try to make the best of it; to work around it. -Donna Leon

Every mind which has given itself to self-expression in art is aware of a directing agency outside its conscious control which it has agreed to label 'inspiration'. -Norman Lindsay

The music industry's actions at the time of 9/11 and since have been actions driven by patriotism in most instances, and greed and stupidity to a lesser degree. Sounds like real life doesn't it? -Ronnie James Dio

Violence is not to be undertaken by private persons. If a state or administration acts without due and visible attention to agreed international process, it acts in a way analogous to a private person. It purports to be judge of its own interest. -Rowan Williams

Do not follow vain desires; for verily he who prospers is preserved from lust, greed and anger. -Abu Bakr

I think maybe when you live with someone who is really very ill for a long time, it somehow gives you more of a greedy appetite for life and maybe, yes, you are less measured in your behaviour than you would otherwise be. -Nigella Lawson

It has happened to me to meet many of the men of my day whom the world agreed to call great. -Rebecca Harding Davis

But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove. -Jose Marti

All are agreed, that the increase of learning and good morals are great blessings to society. -Joseph Lancaster

I'm not being evasive but I am saying I'm not a scientist and I'm not directly involved in the consultation however the science must be sound, it must be agreed and the consultation must be of a high quality or no one will have any confidence in the process. -John Anderson

We've talked to the Europeans about it. It's clear if those negotiations fail, then we are agreed with the Europeans that the next step is to take the matter to the U.N. Security Council. -Stephen Hadley

We wanted to be certain they didn't have a bigger deficit, and Kennedy agreed with me. -Wilbur Mills

These days, there are a great many books about childhood trauma and its effects, but at the time all the experts agreed that one should forget about it as quickly as possible and pick up where you left off. -Peter Straub

After mature consideration it was unanimously agreed, that, to prevent as much as possible their attempting to return and molest the settlers that may be set down on their lands, a sufficient number of vessels should be hired with all possible expedition for that purpose. -Charles Lawrence

They have stolen the public lands. They have grasped all to themselves, and by their unprincipled greed brought a crisis of unparalleled distress on forty millions of people, who have natural resources to feed, clothe and shelter the whole human race. -Denis Kearney

). Dozens of nations have agreed to join in monitoring and, if necessary, intercepting and boarding ships on the high seas in the event they are suspected of engaging in one or both of these threatening activities. -Frank Gaffney

France and Italy have not yet signed this treaty or agreed to naval limitation as between those nations, but I have confidence that in time they will do so. -Frank B. Kellogg

So I went to George and told him I had the opportunity to become the figurehead of a government safety campaign, and he agreed to give me the week off and reschedule shooting! -David Prowse

I've been in Vegas. That's where you get into the money thing. Boy, you get greedy in Vegas, you know. That's the only place that you can bet $25, get it up to $500 and refuse to quit. -Louie Anderson

So on May 1, 1987, at Gary's invitation, I agreed to see him one last time – to confront him face-to-face about his sincerity and with the intention of ending our brief relationship. -Donna Rice

It cannot be assumed that equity was following common law whenever they agreed, any more than the converse. -Frederick Pollock

As much as I value an union of all the states, I would not admit the southern states into the union, unless they agreed to the discontinuance of this disgraceful trade, because it would bring weakness and not strength to the union. -George Mason

It is commonly agreed that children spend more hours per year watching television than in the classroom, and far less in actual conversation with their parents. -Paul Weyrich

I agreed on condition that we found a completely new concept that had nothing to do with the latest books. -Bernard Pivot

I talked with Brian Stokes Mitchell, who agreed with me that if you have a gift there is always stuff to do. -Estelle Parsons

Societies depend on agreed rules. -John Maynard Smith

So we are disappointed that some of our closest allies, including Canada, have not agreed with us on the urgent need for this military action against Iraq. -Paul Cellucci

It is in fact agreed that I am the plague, the cholera of the benevolent and generous men who are interested in art and that, when I show myself with my plasters, even the Emperor of the Sahara would flee. -Camille Claudel

I certainly understand that we're all trying to make a living, but I'm not thinking about that when I'm making it. And if that's your sole motivation, it's going to reflect that narcissistic greed, and you're going to hear it in the music. -Aimee Mann

I didn't do it because of the underlying greed that's prevailing, but it is about greed, doing the right thing at the right time using your clout when you have it and what for and what reason. -Danny DeVito

Fortunately, President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy disagreed with the estimate and chose a course of action less ambitious and aggressive than recommended by their advisers. -David Kay

Some have said that the power of a Redeemer would depend upon two things: first, upon the richness of the self that was given; and second, upon the depths of the giving. Friend and foe alike are agreed on the question of the character of Jesus Christ. -E. Stanley Jones

Of this they drank half a pint every day, and sometimes more or less, as it operated, by way of gentle physic. Two others had each two oranges and one lemon given them every day. These they ate with greediness, at different times, upon an empty stomach. -James Lind

There's a stability and growth pact which was agreed for the eleven countries which tries to limit the size of budget deficits among the eleven countries. -Robert C. Solomon

Neither Rainer Werner, nor any of us could have succeeded, or produced the number of films that we did, just on our own. We showed our films to each other, discussed them vigorously and rarely agreed. -Wim Wenders

I am not greedy, so I would gladly give a song to someone else to sing if it makes more sense. -Christina Milian

We soon found that the white men were growing rich very fast, and were greedy. -Chief Joseph

I wrote poems in my corner of the Brooks Street station. I sent them to two editors who rejected them right off. I read those letters of rejection years later and I agreed with those editors. -Carl Sandburg

In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together. -Margaret J. Wheatley

The Tort Tax adds to the cost of everything we buy because businesses and manufacturers have to cover themselves and their employees – just in case they get sued by a greedy personal injury lawyer. -Dennis Hastert

But I have tried to go over it very carefully, not merely what the evidence is, but with psychoanalysts and psychologists, and I think we're just about all agreed that Lincoln and Speed did not have a homosexual relationship. -David Herbert Donald

The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power). -Dawn Powell

But men are so full of greed today, they'll sell anything for a little piece of money. -Little Richard

Corn is a greedy crop, as farmers will tell you. -Michael Pollan

We have not always agreed, but I have said repeatedly and publicly many times that Al Sharpton has never counseled violence, but he gets blamed for a whole lot of that. -David Dinkins

Undoubtedly there are, in connection with each of these things, cases of fraud, swindling, and other financial crimes; that is to say, the greed and selfishness of men are perpetual. -William Graham Sumner

The beast for me is greed. Whether you read Dante, Swift, or any of these guys, it always boils down to the same thing: the corruption of the soul. -Ben Nicholson

There was certainly less profanity in the Godfather than in the Sopranos. There was a kind of respect. It's not that I totally agreed with it, but it was a great piece of art. -Danny Aiello

I'm getting too old to play some parts, but I'm still greedy. -Max von Sydow

Our relationship was cursed by the fact that we agreed on everything. -Elia Kazan

My cameraman and I devised a method, which we started using from my second film, which applies mainly to day scenes shot in the studio, where we used bounced light instead of direct light. We agreed with this thing of four or five shadows following the actors is dreadful. -Satyajit Ray

I think the one thing that most stands out is that my father always did what he believed to be the right thing to do and he always told us that we had to go our own way even if he disagreed. -Klaus Fuchs

Right action tends to be defined in terms of general individual rights and standards that have been critically examined and agreed upon by the whole society. -Lawrence Kohlberg

As time goes on we get closer to that American Dream of there being a pie cut up and shared. Usually greed and selfishness prevent that and there is always one bad apple in every barrel. -Rick Danko

Climatologists are all agreed that we'd be lucky to see the end of this century without the world being a totally different place, and being 8 or 9 degrees hotter on average. -James Lovelock

To know ourselves, is agreed by all to be the most useful Learning; the first Lessons, therefore, given us ought to be on that Subject. -Eliza Haywood

And I agreed the feeling of action as he was flying or jumping or leaping – a flowing cape would give it movement. It really helped, and it was very easy to draw. -Joe Shuster

As we learn from the New Testament, the Jews and the Samaritans in the days of Jesus were not agreed on the question which was the proper place of worship, but that there could be only one was taken to be as certain as the unity of God Himself. -Julius Wellhausen

And not only my own brothers and sisters agreed so but my brothers and sisters in law; and their children, although but young, had the like agreeable natures and affectionate dispositions. -Margaret Cavendish

Although Ronald Reagan was somebody I disagreed with on most ideological things, he was a friend of mine, and he was a very, very likable man. Ronald Reagan, for instance, was maybe more able to get the very rich to do the right thing sometimes. -Warren Beatty

In 2001-2002, I told the president that the election was supposed to take place when the war was over, at a time when we could return to peaceful life. We agreed upon that. However, I can see now that the election cannot be delayed any longer. -Akhmad Kadyrov

Once you've agreed the script, you must be willing to go as far as it needs to go on set. -Ewan McGregor

Which is a wonderful irony, I have property there. I go back every chance I get. One of the main reasons I actually wrote the book, agreed to write it having never wanted to do that in my life, very intimidating by the way to write a book. -Sela Ward

The learned are not agreed as to the time when the Gospel of John was written; some dating it as early as the year 68, others as late as the year 98; but it is generally conceded to have been written after all the others. -Simon Greenleaf

When Brian told me he grew up in New Mexico, I told him I thought it is cool that people from other countries play football. He corrected me on my geography and agreed to sit down with me anyway. -Terry Bradshaw

We served on the editorial board of a literary monthly called Face in 1968 and 1969. He was a young writer, and I was also interested in broad cultural issues. We agreed on all major issues and became friends. -Vaclav Klaus

All observers not laboring under hallucinations of the senses are agreed, or can be made to agree, about facts of sensible experience, through evidence toward which the intellect is merely passive, and over which the individual will and character have no control. -Chauncey Wright

Michael Giles the first drummer of King Crimson, never agreed to the name King Crimson. But then, if you'd knew Michael, you would know he didn't agree to the album cover either. So maybe Michael didn't agree to the point of definition with many things. -Robert Fripp

I wanted to do Buddy Faro as a small budget movie. They said no. So I wanted to do it as a series of recurring TV movies, and they said no. So I agreed to do it as a series. -Dennis Farina

I didn't want to be greedy. It's a mark of bad character and I always believed that pigs go the slaughterhouse. -Walter Annenberg

All the knowing ones were consulted as to the issue, and they all agreed, to a man, in one of two opinions: either that Bob would flog Billy, or Billy would flog Bob. -Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

However difficult it may be to bring it about, some form of world government, with agreed international law and means of enforcing the law, is inevitable. -John Boyd Orr

Aching all over, we reached level ground again, and Mr. Christy withdrew his claims, and agreed that no road anywhere else could possibly be so bad as a Mexican road; a decision which later experiences only served to confirm. -Edward Burnett Tylor

It has since been agreed that speeches given in English will be translated into French and vice versa, and even into German and Italian when necessary. No doubt translations into Esperanto will also soon be in demand. -Fredrik Bajer

No, United Artists was a very extraordinary organization, because once they had agreed on the director, they believed in letting him have his way. They trusted me, and that doesn't often happen. -John Schlesinger

And the basis on which we agreed to operate with them involved a manifesto, where it states that we proceed from different ideologies and policies. One thing that we insisted on was that they should take an oath to reject racism and discrimination. -Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Fifa cannot sit by and see greed rule the football world. Nor shall we. -Sepp Blatter

Homeowners and business owners across the country agreed to pay premiums, communities agreed to adopt building codes to mitigate flood dangers, and the Federal Government agreed to provide insurance coverage to policyholders after a disaster. -Bob Ney

It only worked for a little while; the morning after I agreed to go with Universal, an article came out in the Hollywood trade papers, and the secret was out. -Laura Hillenbrand

Everybody was tellin' me that I had to do something different, and I kind of agreed that I did need to vary it a little bit. I still love some rock 'n' roll too. -Johnny Winter

And I agreed with that, and I couldn't wait to change my name anyway, because I'm not too fond of the name of Reginald. It's a very kind of '50s English name. -Elton John

Quarreling over food and drink, having neither scruples nor shame, not knowing right from wrong, not trying to avoid death or injury, not fearful of greater strength or of greater numbers, greedily aware only of food and drink – such is the bravery of the dog and boar. -Xun Kuang

The only kind of coercion I recommend is mutual coercion, mutually agreed upon by the majority of the people affected. -Garrett Hardin

That was the principle of reparations to which President Truman agreed at Potsdam. And the United States will not agree to the taking from Germany of greater reparations than was provided by the Potsdam Agreement. -James F. Byrnes

The conditions which now exist in Germany make it impossible for industrial production to reach the levels which the occupying powers agreed were essential for a minimum German peacetime economy. -James F. Byrnes

I've agreed to do several Star Trek conventions this coming year. -Nichelle Nichols

As much as the next person, I want to be approved of, but I'm not greedy for that stuff. -Colin Firth

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo should be developing new technologies to bypass government sensors and barriers to the Internet; but instead, they agreed to guard the gates themselves. -Tom Lantos

NATO and the EU have also agreed on permanent arrangements on consultation and cooperation between themselves. -Lord Robertson

The riskiest thing you can do is get greedy. -Lance Armstrong

I knew her work very well and I knew that if she offered me a role in her movie, it wouldn't be something stupid. So I agreed to do the film before I read the script. -Beatrice Dalle

And I was very comfortable with this band even when we disagreed. It takes a long time to feel comfortable enough to disagree with somebody. When everything happened, it just was really confusing. It's like our weaknesses were nurtured and brought out front by outsiders. -Edie Brickell

At a time when unbridled greed, malignant aggression, and existence of weapons of mass destruction threatens the survival of humanity, we should seriously consider any avenue that offers some hope. -Stanislav Grof

It was also during my tenure of office that the Japanese Government agreed to the conclusion of a Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and signed it, pursuing a policy in harmony with the avowed desire of the people. -Eisaku Sato

What I would like to be remembered for is that Walter Washington changed the spirit of the people of this city, that he came in as mayor when there was hate and greed and misunderstanding among our people and the races were polarized. -Walter Washington

Our embedded reporters during the war agreed to guidelines established by the military. -Jim Walton

I never have really said much about the whole episode, which was endless. But his speech was a perfectly intelligent speech about fathers not being dispensable and nobody agreed with that more than I did. -Candice Bergen

What I loathe is the multi-national conglomerates who must take responsibility for the degradation and pollution of so much of our landscape with their factory farming and greed. -Fay Godwin

I have agreed to lend my voice to Nature's Guard, an animated series which hopefully will go into production in the near future. The characters are all animals. My voice will be for a character named Longtail. -Jeremy Bulloch

But on the extremist side I didn't get any rejections at all. Everyone agreed to talk to me. -Jon Ronson

Most individuals have always thought themselves not big enough or significant enough to have an effect on the whole planet, a notion which conversely made them think they could afford big arrogance and big greed over its resources. -Lynette Fromme

There are a lot of people who really abused sampling and gave it a bad name, by just taking people's entire hit songs and rapping over them. It gave publishers license to get a little greedy. -Beck

There are a lot of people who are doing wonderful things, quietly, with no motive of greed, or hostility toward other people, or delusions of superiority. -Charles Kuralt

Heisenberg, Max Plank and Einstein, they all agreed that science could not solve the mystery of the universe. -Harry Dean Stanton

When Jesus comes back, these crazy, greedy, capitalistic men are gonna kill him again. -Mike Tyson

While I have corrected agreed factual errors, I have not been inhibited from writing what I felt to be the truth about The Prince of Wales. -Jonathan Dimbleby

The abortionist I worked for, he's a very greedy man, a selfish man. -Norma McCorvey

The most important thing is that Milosevic agreed to sit at the negotiating table with the Kosovo Albanians. -Boris Yeltsin

Everywhere that the struggle for national freedom has triumphed, once the authorities agreed, there were military coups d'etat that overthrew their leaders. That is the result time and time again. -Ahmed Ben Bella

The organization and constant onward sweep of this movement exemplifies the resentment of the many toward the selfishness, greed and the neglect of the few. -John L. Lewis

Yes, but also one of the problems for a novelist in Ireland is the fact that there are no formal manners. I mean some people have beautiful manners but there's no kind of agreed form of manners. -John McGahern

For the next century, the Republicans have agreed that we will promote the dignity and future of every individual by building a free society under a limited, accountable government that protects liberty, security and prosperity for a brighter American dream. -Todd Tiahrt

We both agreed that Stalin was determined to hold out against the Germans. He told us he'd never let them get to Moscow. But if he was wrong, they'd go back to the Urals and fight. They'd never surrender. -W. Averell Harriman

We've been raised to compete, to want more! More! More! It's a way of life. It's about greed. -Sandy Duncan

It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all. -Democritus

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry. -Edgar Allan Poe

What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease. -Bliss Carman

The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality. -Marya Mannes

Democrats never agree on anything, that's why they're Democrats. If they agreed with each other, they would be Republicans. -Will Rogers

Movie directors, or should I say people who create things, are very greedy and they can never be satisfied… That's why they can keep on working. I've been able to work for so long because I think next time, I'll make something good. -Akira Kurosawa

I was at a meeting two years ago in Beijing, and I passed a bunch of women who were marching in a protest. Their signs were probably saying something I wouldn't have agreed with at all. But I was so glad to see women marching. And it's happening all over the world. -Betty Friedan

People are people the world over. Some are good, some bad, some greedy and some generous. Nations are like people and act the same way. -George Aiken

Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence. -Mason Cooley

The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there. -Chanakya

There is no dream of love, however ideal it may be, which does not end up with a fat, greedy baby hanging from the breast. -Charles Baudelaire

I was extremely greedy and lost my moral compass. -Andrew Fastow

Fear tends to manifest itself much more quickly than greed, so volatile markets tend to be on the downside. In up markets, volatility tends to gradually decline. -Philip Roth

A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God… When you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy. -Marian Anderson

We agreed that we cannot let personal political attacks get in the way of doing the very best we can for California's children. -Rob Reiner

Seeing that our thirst was increasing and the water was killing us, while the storm did not abate, we agreed to trust to God, Our Lord, and rather risk the perils of the sea than wait there for certain death from thirst. -Alvar N. C. de Vaca

When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.' -Joe Biden

Are we like late Rome, infatuated with past glories, ruled by a complacent, greedy elite, and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions? -Camille Paglia

I think health care is more about love than about most other things. If there isn't at the core of this two human beings who have agreed to be in a relationship where one is trying to help relieve the suffering of another, which is love, you can't get to the right answer here. -Donald Berwick

Several unions have agreed to larger employee contributions for their members. Taxpayers are living with cuts and making sacrifices to deal with the reality of California's budget crisis, state workers are going to have to do the same. -Jerry Brown

We didn't become the most prosperous country in the world just by rewarding greed and recklessness. We didn't come this far by letting the special interests run wild. We didn't do it just by gambling and chasing paper profits on Wall Street. We built this country by making things, by producing goods we could sell. -Barack Obama

Well first of all, tell me, is there some society you know of that doesn't run on greed? You think Russia doesn't run on greed? You think China doesn't run on greed? What is greed? -Milton Friedman

With the recent news that the State of Florida has agreed to purchase 181,000 acres of U.S. Sugar land, we have an historic opportunity for our larger restoration efforts and for the people of Florida. This too will not come without difficult challenges, but it reminds us that anything is possible. -Debbie Wasserman Schultz

In December, I agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because it was the only way I could prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans. But we cannot afford $1 trillion worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society. We can't afford it. And I refuse to renew them again. -Barack Obama

I think one of the most pervasive evils in this world is greed and acquiring money for money's sake. Once you have six houses and a plane, it's just about a number. It's never been anything I understood. -Kevin Bacon

There is a lesson there about greed and it is a lesson I am willing to learn as well. Has it made me a distrustful person? I don't think so. But we probably look a bit more carefully at our financial situation now. -Kevin Bacon

We have agreed with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to cease all acts of violence against the Israelis and against the Palestinians wherever they are. Tranquility and quiet that will be witnessed and in our land, starting today, is the beginning for a new era. -Mahmoud Abbas

It's impossible to translate Wall Street greed into one or two demands. -Cornel West

We want to bear witness today that we know the relation between corporate greed and what goes on too often in the Supreme Court decisions. -Cornel West

I think we all share a view about wanting to make sure we have a healthy river and we're looking forward to the plan and in the lead-up to that we've agreed to speak again. -Jay Weatherill

African-Americans who might have disagreed with candidate Obama's left-of-center politics voted for him in 2008 because electing a candidate with brown skin was too historic an opportunity to miss. -Alveda King

The downfall of the industry seems to actually be good for art. I think the industry will find their way once the focus shifts from its greed-based origins, downsizes, and begins to support creative visions that speak to our times and shifting ideals. -Saul Williams

I believe I was extremely greedy. -Andrew Fastow

People said making clothes inside out was not proper. I disagreed, because clothes that are inside out are as beautiful as a cathedral. -Sonia Rykiel

The banking collapse was caused, more than anything, by bad government policy and the total failure of bad regulation, rather than by greed. -Nigel Farage

It used to be that we disagreed over the basic facts we were fighting over, and we had different opinions about them. Now I think we accept different sources of authority. … And people can establish credibility on their own say-so as long as nobody follows the trail and calls them out on it. -Rachel Maddow

I'm greedy, and I have a house to pay for and a wife. She has a job of her own, but I bleed her dry. She's on her third shift right now. -Dana Snyder

There are younger, stronger swimmers coming up and they are hungry. I can't influence what they do, I only know what I can do and I know how greedy I am to defend my title. -Kirsty Coventry

I'm so greedy, I'm hungry, I'm young. -Lil Wayne

I have achieved a lot and I'm grateful for that – I'm just a bit greedy because I want to add the Olympics. It's once every four years – everyone wants it and very few people get it. -Paula Radcliffe

Lots of people have objections to prizes of all types, and it would be extraordinary if everybody agreed on anything that's worthwhile – they never do. -Kate Mosse

To talk about balance, it's easier to talk about what's out of balance. And I think anytime that you have any disease, and disease meaning lack of ease, lack of flow… dis-ease. So any time there's disease, you're out of balance, whether it's jealousy, anger, greed, anxiety, fear. -Ricky Williams

Why are we in this mess, now facing the prospect of economic armageddon? It's because the prevailing characteristic has been greed, and it doesn't matter whether it's individuals living beyond their means or governments living beyond their means or people seeking to get rich quick. -Jeremy Paxton

I agreed with everything he was saying when he ran for president. I was listening to what he said. I go, this guy thinks like me and I agree with him. Now he's changing. All he keeps saying is millionaires and billionaires don't pay their fair share of taxes. -Jon Lovitz

I had to give myself permission to act, then others agreed. -Edie McClurg

We want to overcome our historical problems with Chile. The sea has divided us and the sea must bring us back together again. Chile has agreed, for the first time, to talk about sea access for Bolivia. -Evo Morales

Obviously you have to make a profit to put out a newspaper. I'm not an idiot. But when the margins are in excess of 25 per cent you're talking about greed. -Carl Hiaasen

It has been an honor to work in the Obama Administration and to serve this President, particularly during a period of unprecedented change in the broader Middle East. Obviously, there is still work to do but I promised my wife I would return to government for only two years and we both agreed it is time to act on my promise. -Dennis Ross

I'm remixing an R.E.M. track called 'I've Been High' from their last album, 'Reveal.' It's a beautiful song, but record execs didn't put it out as a single because it didn't sound like the R.E.M. we're used to. So I asked Michael Stipe if I could have the tapes to do a remix, and he agreed. -Lukas Haas

There are certainly delays in this year's agreed program, and we must quickly catch up. Let's not kid ourselves, there is still big waste in the public sector, and it must stop. -Antonis Samaras

Regrettably, people today don't watch many programs that actually teach people how to cook, so I agreed to do a competitive show that I think will provide inspiration. -Ron Ben-Israel

Why are we in this mess, now facing the prospect of economic armageddon? It's because the prevailing characteristic has been greed, and it doesn't matter whether it's individuals living beyond their means or governments living beyond their means or people seeking to get rich quick. -Jeremy Paxman

Since the beginning, the people of the college and I have agreed that the music of MerleFest is 'traditional plus.' -Doc Watson

Supermarket tabloids and celebrity gossip shows are not just innocently shallow entertainment, but a fundamental part of a much larger movement that involves apathy, greed and hierarchy. -Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The thing about Occupy is that the sentiment the movement embodies is timeless: Don't be greedy, share. -Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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

If China is helping its domestic industries charge an artificially low price for solar panels and other environmental goods, then China is violating international trade rules that it agreed to when it became a member of the World Trade Organization. -Ron Wyden

Our two party platforms were emphatic about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel. For the Obama administration to remove this language from the Democratic Party platform drives a wedge into one of the few issues that our two parties agreed on. -Paul Ryan

To those supporters who were told that I abandoned them, that is untrue. I abandoned greed, corruption, and compromise, never you, and never the artistic gifts and abilities that sustained me. -Lauryn Hill

Unfortunately, after Sept. 11, there was an outburst in America of intense suffering and patriotism, and the Bush administration was very shrewd and effective in painting anyone who disagreed with the policies as unpatriotic or even traitorous. -Jimmy Carter

We cannot sacrifice our safety to the murderous greed of drug cartels. We cannot stand idly by as drop houses, kidnappings and violence compromise our quality of life. -Jan Brewer

I'm greedy for that satisfaction of doing something hard and knowing that, even though I was afraid I couldn't do it, that somehow I can deliver. -Alan Alda

I love the competitive part of stocks. A lot of fear and greed, that's all it is. All I see is green and red. -Josh Brolin

It means zero to be against greed. -Ben Stein

America needs young people to be inspired to choose sacrifice over greed. -Jesse Jackson

First of all, I think all countries in the world have agreed it is not in anyone's interest to test-fire a missile, or whatever its is. -Lee Myung-bak

Deregulation created this epidemic of greed which according to the rules of capitalism was OK. Beyond that there was criminal behaviour. There have been no repercussions and it's hard to make your peace with. -Brad Pitt

We all seem to be about aggression and greed. It's a massive pressure that affects us all. -Eric Cantona

We repeat today that we are with the establishment of a Palestinian state on any liberated part of Palestinian land that is agreed upon by the Palestinian people, without recognizing Israel or conceding any inch of historical Palestine. -Ismail Haniyeh

I heard a lot of those things. I heard that I was greedy; that I didn't care about winning; heard the questioning of my loyalty. And I'm thinking: 'Of course I want to win. I've been winning my entire life.' -James Harden

Up until the Depression, recession had a moral character: it was supposed to purge the body economic of the greed and excess that attends a business expansion. -James Buchan

'Dallas' hit a chord back in the late Seventies and Eighties because it was the age of greed: here you have this unapologetic character who is mean and nasty and ruthless and does it all with an evil grin. I think people related to JR back then because we all have someone we know exactly like him. Everyone in the world knows a JR. -Larry Hagman

I think legally we have to do 'fun' with a period. I think we agreed because apparently there was another band called 'fun.' We Google-searched, which now makes sense because we're so impossible to Google-search. -Nate Ruess

The dilemma of modern medicine, and the underlying central flaw in medical education and, most of all, in the training of interns, is the irresistible drive to do something, anything. It is expected by patients and too often agreed to by their doctors, in the face of ignorance. -Lewis Thomas

I am greedy, and most importantly, game for what's next. -Shirley Manson

To 'choose' dogma and faith over doubt and experience is to throw out the ripening vintage and to reach greedily for the Kool-Aid. -Christopher Hitchens

In tennis it's easy to get greedy – and one Grand Slam doesn't feel enough any more. -Samantha Stosur

During periods of extreme fear or greed, you don't have the proper balance between those two to generate market efficiency and you get extremes in behavior. -Andrew Lo

While neurological studies have tried to identify components responsible for fear and greed, the impact on finance is less clear. -Andrew Lo

I think mankind is overly sensitive, very needy, greedy, and flawed. -Craig Kilborn

I'm greedy and ambitious like everybody else. -David Mamet

What part of people is resistant to an artist doing more than one thing? Is it somehow perceived as greedy? Anyone who has that weird volition to become an actor probably has a weird volition to do lots of other creative things – to write, to play music, to paint, to cook. -Minnie Driver

That is who Barack Obama is – a person of admirable character – and that is who he has remained for me over these last four years. I have not agreed with his every decision, but never once have I seen him break his cool, lose his composure, or abandon his insightful perspective – even during the most serious and/or absurd national disasters. -Elizabeth Gilbert

By the time Obama came into office, Washington had already agreed over a period of a few weeks to a $700 billion government infusion into the world banking system. Nothing of the sort had ever been done before, and it was done spit spot with very little national debate. -John Podhoretz

We want to lead a country where people will be less greedy. Where people will know that the commonwealth of Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians, where people's wealth depends on the people around you. If you become a rich person and everyone around you is poor you are very poor. -Goodluck Jonathan

I'm a big believer in persistence, don't be greedy and, above all, work hard. It's what keeps me going. -Caprice Bourret

I really care about this stuff, I care about movies, and you just have to be strong and don't be stupid; freedom of choice is a big responsibility, and I'm lucky enough not to have to just take any movie to pay the rent, so there's no need to be greedy. -Jonah Hill

I'm not overly greedy. -Slash

Social networks do best when they tap into one of the seven deadly sins. Facebook is ego. Zynga is sloth. LinkedIn is greed. -Reid Hoffman

You shouldn't be greedy. You should feel good about yourself and not be greedy of what other people have. -Gina Carano

There's no being wrong in seeing something in art, only being disagreed with. -Jonathan Safran Foer

We associate the North Atlantic with cod. The motto of Newfoundland used to be 'In cod we trust.' It was a joke, but it was essentially true. But there is no cod anymore. And that's extraordinary. It's all because of either greed or politics – Canadian politics. -Simon Winchester

Occupy Wall Street means making Wall Street and the corporate power elite understand that the people affected by the binge of unregulated greed are not going away, and they are not going to give up. -Dana Spiotta

I like to think that my arrogance, impetuosity, impatience, selfishness and greed are the qualities that make me the lovable chap I am. -Richard Hammond

I'd been a housewife and mother to our son Thomas Jefferson, and I was looking for a new career. So when my agent called and said a producer named Paul Elliott from E&B productions, the biggest panto company in the country at the time, wanted to meet me I agreed. -Britt Ekland

Astonishingly, in spite of decades of research, there is no agreed theory of cancer, no explanation for why, inside almost all healthy cells, there lurks a highly efficient cancer subroutine that can be activated by a variety of agents – radiation, chemicals, inflammation and infection. -Paul Davies

Scientists have no agreed theory of the origin of life – plenty of scenarios, conjectures and just-so stories, but nothing with solid experimental support. -Paul Davies

Pigeon racing is a lousy, greedy, and often unlawful activity. One thing that it is not is kind to birds. -Ingrid Newkirk

The Founders recognized that Government is quite literally a necessary evil, that there must be opposition, between its various branches, and between political parties, for these are the only ways to temper the individual's greed for power and the electorates' desires for peace by submission to coercion or blandishment. -David Mamet

I've personally demanded that tyrants let their people go. I've tried to feed the hungry, clothe the poor, protect the elderly and infirm, and defend the needy from the aggressively greedy. I've led a blessed life. What a kick for a kid from the projects. -Gary Ackerman

Let us wage a moral and political war against the billionaires and corporate leaders, on Wall Street and elsewhere, whose policies and greed are destroying the middle class of America. -Bernie Sanders

When you Google me, you'll find a lot of people don't like Richard Dreyfuss. Because I'm cocky and I present a cocky attitude. But no one has ever disagreed with the notion I represent, that we need more civic education. So far there's 100 percent support for that. -Richard Dreyfuss

We need to get back to reasoning and thinking things through. The future generation is being brought up in greed and without a true understanding of civics. There is no more emphasis on knowledge and time. As a society we need to process ideas and understand what certain principles are based upon. -Richard Dreyfuss

Wall Street is greedy, reckless and they operate illegally. That's fine. But what do you do? -Bernie Sanders

In so much of politics you're not allowed to disagree with what's been agreed. -Iain Banks

It is also interesting to note that the original supermodels are now making a comeback after being dismissed in the Nineties as being 'greedy' by a gaggle of male designers who lived like Sun Kings. -Julie Burchill

Well, 'They Live' was a primal scream against Reaganism of the '80s. And the '80s never went away. They're still with us. That's what makes 'They Live' look so fresh – it's a document of greed and insanity. It's about life in the United States then and now. If anything, things have gotten worse. -John Carpenter

I am a greedy actor in the sense that I like the big bites. Put a big fat steak in front of me, and I will eat it. -Tyne Daly

This America has been the country of greed rather than the country of need. -Ariel Dorfman

We have struggled with terrorism for a long time. In the Reagan administration, I was a hawk on the subject. I said terrorism is a big problem, a different problem, and we have to take forceful action against it. Fortunately, Ronald Reagan agreed with me, but not many others did. -George P. Shultz

The E.U. is founded on the Treaties which apply only to the Member States who have agreed and ratified them. -Jose Manuel Barroso

I am guilty of stupidity, arrogance, and greed. -Steve Madden

Oprah is signed on to help, and a lot of celebrity friends have agreed to help me raise money for Make-A-Wish. We want to make the world a better place for innocent children. I cried my heart out when my father died from cancer. I wish I was smarter, wiser like a doctor, to save these children from dying. -Criss Angel

When no one's buying your records, it's easy to justify selling a song. But once you start selling records, you can't really justify having two songs in Cadillac commercials. It looks greedy. And it is greedy. This whole music thing should be about music. -Patrick Carney

I've always been a bit of a decorator. I think if I wasn't a singer I'd probably be in stage setting or interior design or something. I like clutter and I'm quite visually greedy. I can't have things to be plain; I have to have things looking interesting… maybe I'm just a frustrated interior designer stuck in a singing career. -Florence Welch

Fear and greed are potent motivators. When both of these forces push in the same direction, virtually no human being can resist. -Andrew Weil

For those of us who originally disagreed with ObamaCare and now disagree with the majority opinion of the SCOTUS, the challenge remains the same as it would have been had the Court ruled otherwise. We need to elect Mitt Romney and House and Senate majorities that will repeal ObamaCare and replace it with free-market, pro-liberty solutions. -Bob Beauprez

I've spoken with friends who are rabbis and priests and we've agreed that most people have an emotional attachment to their faith, a desire to fulfill their spiritual longings, but they are not experts in understanding the history of their religion. -Feisal Abdul Rauf

Human beings are very complex creatures. This desire, this greed, this love is very complex. -Yash Chopra

Oh, I'm all about small business. I think what we've learned from big business and big Wall Street is that unchecked greed and the creation of false value gets us all in trouble. If we look at the American economy, who's really creating value? It's the small businesses. -Robert Herjavec

One problem we face comes from the lack of any agreed sense of how we should be working to train ourselves to write poetry. -James Fenton

The English have always been greedy for news of times past, with that mixture of fatalism and melancholy which is part of the national character. -Peter Ackroyd

If he'd been negotiating Obamacare, Lincoln would have made the infamous 'Cornhusker Kickback' deal – $100 million in Medicaid funds for Nebraska to secure a Senator's vote – in a heartbeat, even if the press howled as it did when Barack Obama agreed to it, forcing its cancellation. -Joe Klein

Indiana taxpayers, retired Hoosier state policemen and teachers are neither greedy speculators nor unpatriotic. They are, however, secured creditors of Chrysler. They deserve to have their funds protected under the full auspices of the law. -Richard Mourdock

I suppose I was always very greedy. I was never happy with what we had, and I was always looking for new opportunities. -Sean Quinn

Speculators get a bad rap. In the popular imagination they're greedy, heedless, and amoral, adept at price manipulations and dirty tricks. In reality, they often play a key role in making markets run smoothly. -James Surowiecki

In my experience, staying in a marriage that my ex and I both agreed had all its best moments behind it was epically depressing. -Ariel Gore

I haven't really rebelled. I just think my parents were right. I never disagreed with anything that I was brought up with, in terms of their values or politics. -Ariel Levy

Buddhism talks about the possibility of transforming greed, hatred, and delusion. But sometimes need turns into greed. -Jack Kornfield

I used to like John McCain, too, but I must admit that was because he was bucking his party to do things I agreed with. I would not have had that reaction if, say, Bernie Sanders decided to rebel out of principle and support privatizing Social Security. -Gail Collins

If you have a carbon cap and trade system, there'd be an agreed-to limit the amount of carbon we emit. That changes the economic picture for fossil technologies and for the renewable technologies. It makes the renewable technologies more attractive and the fossils less attractive. -Vinod Khosla

Ignorance, hatred and greed are killing nature. -Masanobu Fukuoka

The moral angle to the foreclosure crisis – and, of course, in capitalism we're not supposed to be concerned with the moral stuff, but let's mention it anyway – shows a culture that is slowly giving in to a futuristic nightmare ideology of computerized greed and unchecked financial violence. -Matt Taibbi

When the Internet first came into public use, it was hailed as a liberation from conformity, a floating world ruled by passion, creativity, innovation and freedom of information. When it was hijacked first by advertising and then by commerce, it seemed like it had been fully co-opted and brought into line with human greed and ambition. -Neil Strauss

The truth about people at every economic level of life is you get those who are kind and who are not, those who are greedy, whether they be rich or poor. That's a common thread through humanity on any street you go to. -Gavin Hood

The great thing about behavioural psychology and economics is that they help us to see that there are actually pretty good reasons why human beings swing from greed to fear, and why we're not really calculating machines or utility-maximisers. -Niall Ferguson

If you look back at President Bush, nobody agreed with his policies, but you understood that he was doing things that he believed was right. -Martin Heinrich

We already have – thanks to technology, development, skills, the efficiency of our work – enough resources to satisfy all human needs. But we don't have enough resources, and we are unlikely ever to have, to satisfy human greed. -Zygmunt Bauman

The story of Warner Brothers' movie, 'Mildred Pierce,' recounts the enormous and unrewarded sacrifices that a mother (Joan Crawford) makes for her spoiled, greedy daughter (Ann Blythe). -Manny Farber

All legitimate government is a mutual insurance company, voluntarily agreed upon by the parties to it, for the protection of their rights against wrong-doers. In its voluntary character it is precisely similar to an association for mutual protection against fire or shipwreck. -Lysander Spooner

I remember when I was younger. Dad's agent came round, and I asked if she would represent me. She didn't represent children at the time, but I wouldn't let her leave the house until she agreed. I've always been quite headstrong. -Eleanor Tomlinson

Only a cheap politician, greedy for political gain, would try to single out one individual for blame. The fault lies not with the individual but with the system, and that system is Richard Nixon. -Pat Paulsen

Dick Clark was a really great influence in my career; he helped me a lot with his whole organization, and they were awesome to me at all different points – but one thing that I really disagreed with him on was when he said that what I do, pop music, is a disposable art form. -Cyndi Lauper

It is universally agreed that Jean Renoir was one of the greatest of all directors, and he was also one of the warmest and most entertaining. -Roger Ebert

The opposite of corporate greed is personal generosity. Government policies that enable the former and prevent the latter are both worthy of protest. -Cynthia Dill

Ideology that believes government is bad, and that public institutions and places are not valuable, is as destructive as corporate greed. -Cynthia Dill

I just think age is meaningless. It's a system we've all agreed to that supposedly signals when we should develop, reach our peak and go downhill, as they say. It interferes with our natural growth. -Peter Horton

Riots born out of political issues aren't the same as those born out of personal greed. -Ross Kemp

The first line in the first 'Gasland' is: 'I'm not a pessimist. I've always had a great deal of faith in people that we won't succumb to frenzy or rage or greed. That we'll figure out a solution without destroying the things that we love.' I have not lost that sense. -Josh Fox

We're all basically made of the same stuff: generosity and selfishness, goodness and greed. -Madeleine M. Kunin

If we didn't have greed, market economies wouldn't be as innovative as they are. But in my view, greed has to be contained by the fear of losses, so there has to be a system where, if you take too much risk, you go into bankruptcy. You don't systematically bail out people who take excessive risks. -Nouriel Roubini

We've waged war on work. We have collectively agreed, stupidly, that work is the enemy. -Mike Rowe

Oftentimes, if you're talking to a seasoned interviewer who asks you a question, they may do a follow-up if they didn't quite get it. It's rare that they'll do a third or fourth or fifth or sixth follow-up, because there's an implicit, agreed-upon decorum that they move on. Kids don't necessarily move on if they don't get it. -Brian Greene

Once you realize that everyone is in the same boat, that everyone is just as insecure and childlike as everyone else, that all these jokers in D.C. ruining our world are just greedy kids grabbing for marbles – I think that realization means you're an adult. -Conor Oberst

People have evolved into something selfish, greedy and intolerant. People are unaccepting, because of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation… I've seen it in punk clubs, and I've seen it in the world. -Gerard Way

We stress humanity, and this is done at considerable cost. We can't have a lot of dramatics that other shows get away with – promiscuity, greed, jealousy. None of those have a place in 'Star Trek.' -Gene Roddenberry

At the heart of every really good Christmas movie is the threat, I suppose, to Christmas. Something is wrong with Christmas, in all of these movies. In 'The Polar Express,' there's a kid that doesn't really believe, and that's the threat to Christmas. In 'Santa Claus: The Movie,' jealousy and greed are threatening to overrun his Christmas. -James McAvoy

I can think of nothing worse than a think-tank where everybody agreed. -Geoff Mulgan

People talk about Wall Street greed, but one of the things many people don't understand is that there are a lot of organizations that have been the recipient of largess from the same Wall Street. -Geoffrey Canada

I'm perfectly happy to eat organic food, but if I choose to pay more for it, I don't pat myself on the back ethically. Quite the reverse. I think I'm actually being quite greedy, because what I'm doing is essentially saying, 'I want more land to be devoted to growing my food.' -Matt Ridley

You and I probably wouldn't be here if our ancestors hadn't been greedy savages. -Mark Pagel

I started kite boarding when I was 13. My dad was a kite boarder, and I begged him to teach me until he finally agreed. He made me wait because it can be dangerous. -Maika Monroe

I don't understand anorexia; I'm too greedy to ever not eat… I just can't do it. -Keshia Knight Pulliam

All of us who covered the Reagans agreed that President Reagan was personable and charming, but I'm not so certain he was nice. It's hard for me to think of anyone as 'nice' when I hear him say 'The homeless are homeless because they want to be homeless.' -Helen Thomas

There was the time I bought three cars in the span of three or four weeks. It was crazy; it wasn't greedy. It was mine, my girl's, my mom's. I got Benzes for my ladies. But I felt crazy. You have to understand I come from a world where we're very modest. But that's not greedy. That's nice, right? -J. Cole

God is so big. It's a gigantic concept in God. The idea that God might love us and be interested in us is kind of huge and gigantic, but we turn it, because we're small-minded, into this tiny, petty, often greedy version of God, that is religion. -Bono

I have vanity and greed enough for one person. But at the same time, I feel in my bones you lose a lot of life's value if you don't see yourself as a member of the family of man. -Ralph Waite

I quit my last real job, as a writer at a magazine, when I was twenty-one. That was the moment when I lost my place of prestige on the fast track, and slowly, millimeter by millimeter, I started to get found, to discover who I had been born to be, instead of the impossibly small package, all tied up tightly in myself, that I had agreed to be. -Anne Lamott

I think it's a shame when the arts have to suffer because of corporate greed. People will always strive to make film, and the only important thing is that we keep trying to make ourselves heard and keep making our films, no matter what the climate is. -Paddy Considine

A filmmaker chooses an actress keeping the best interest of the film in mind. If he doesn't cast you, it doesn't mean there's a personal agenda. Change is constant, and if you have agreed to be part of this industry, you will have to go with the change. The films and filmmakers, even the audience has changed. -Rani Mukerji

Capitalism is against the things that we say we believe in – democracy, freedom of choice, fairness. It's not about any of those things now. It's about protecting the wealthy and legalizing greed. -Michael Moore

Capitalism is an organized system to guarantee that greed becomes the primary force of our economic system and allows the few at the top to get very wealthy and has the rest of us riding around thinking we can be that way, too – if we just work hard enough, sell enough Tupperware and Amway products, we can get a pink Cadillac. -Michael Moore

Greed has been with human beings forever. We have a number of things in our species that you would call 'the dark side,' and greed is one of them. If you don't put certain structures in place or restrictions on those parts of our being that come from that dark place, then it gets out of control. -Michael Moore

A newspaper is a public trust, and we will suffer as a society without them. It is not the Internet that has killed them. It is their own greed, it is their own stupidity, and it is capitalism that has taken our daily newspapers from us. -Michael Moore

I'm still pretty self-centered, greedy and angry. -Denis Leary

I'm not a greedy man; there really is nothing I couldn't live without. But if there was a fire, and I saved my child and my pets, I'd be happy. -Kid Rock

The CD, it should be noted, was born out of greed. It was devised to prop up record sales on the expectation of people replenishing their record collections with CDs of albums they had already purchased. -John Mellencamp

If we have any hope for survival of the music that we all love, compassion must replace name-calling, fairness must replace greed, and we need to come together as a musical community and try to understand each other's problems. -John Mellencamp

As much as I disagreed with every second of 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' the fact that it is out made me jump for joy. -Penn Jillette

This society is driven by neurotic speed and force accelerated by greed and frustration of not being able to live up to the image of men and woman we have created for ourselves; the image has nothing to do with the reality of people. -Yoko Ono

I decided in my late teens that I wanted to be an actor, and my dad and I agreed that films were better. I work alongside my dad, you see. I've thought that films were better since I was a kid. -Tadanobu Asano

Actors are greedy. They can never be satisfied. I want praise as well as box office returns. -Kareena Kapoor Khan

I agreed to film after my rookie year in Golden State. I was more used to cameras and felt that my journey to the NBA was a story worth sharing. Little did we know how much bigger the platform and documentary would become after Linsanity. -Jeremy Lin

The resistance to praying is like the resistance of tightly clenched fists. This image shows a tension, a desire to cling tightly to yourself, a greediness which betrays fear. -Henri Nouwen

Once you get involved with bloodsport litigation, you can not only get drunk on your own greed but start to believe your own lies. -Jello Biafra

If you eat junk, you look like junk. People say, 'It's not my fault, it's my glands.' It's not; it's greed! -Joan Collins

With 'Futurama,' I wanted to do unrequited love, and David Cohen agreed, and although our original plan was never to have Fry and Leela get together, we finally just said, 'You can only string the fans along so far.' -Matt Groening

The language that we use now impacts on the ability to vote, it impacts on the marketplace; instead of making things clear, it makes it more confusing. I think we need to stop using neutral language and speak in straighter terms. So when you agree to something, you actually get what you agreed to in the first place. -Josh Homme

I say you don't need religion, or political ideology, to understand human nature. Science reveals that human nature is greedy and selfish, altruistic and helpful. -Michael Shermer

Until my senior year, baseball and basketball were my best sports; and even when I was a senior, I still wanted to play baseball professionally. But the family wanted me to go to college, and I guess I agreed with them, or else I would have accepted some of the offers I got. -Joe Namath

The greatest bad guys, you understand where they're coming from. They believe they're doing the right thing. Sometimes it's for greed, sometimes it's for other reasons, but they are what they call the center of good. They always believe they're doing the right thing. -John Lasseter

Wall Street is broken for sure because it succumbed to greed and corruption and pure speculation with no values. -Deepak Chopra

Justice is the object of government, and those who support the government, must be agreed as to the justice to be executed by it, or they cannot rightfully unite in maintaining the government itself. -Lysander Spooner

The leaders of the world's largest economies agreed during the November 2008 G20 summit not to create barriers hindering global trade and capital flows. Russia shares these principles. -Vladimir Putin

You get rich through luck. You get rich through crime. You get rich through fulfilling the needs of another. You can be as greedy as you like. If you can't do one of those three things, you ain't going to get any money. -David Mamet

I've had so much success. I had something to say, I got to say it, people heard it, and they agreed. That's every artist's dream. That's the brass ring. -Joss Whedon

My mom and dad were divorced, and although they got along very well, my mom thought American television was reprehensible, so I was raised on the BBC. I kind of agreed with her. We watched American news, though. -Joss Whedon

I don't wish for anything. Wishing for a million dollars feels greedy. I just wish for the best for me. -Keke Palmer

My parents survived the Great Depression and brought me up to live within my means, save some for tomorrow, share and don't be greedy, work hard for the necessities in life knowing that money does not make you better or more important than anyone else. So, extravagance has been bred out of my DNA. -David Suzuki

Prior to 'Action' and 'Justice League 1,' there was no label 'superhero' for a superpowered being. It's really the emergence of Superman and the Justice League that gets the public comfortable with the idea of people amongst us who have extraordinary power and that they've agreed to be our champions. -Jim Lee

All of the agreed-upon pariahs throughout pop-culture history put their identities into the thing we decry. And yet we derive our own identities from the act of hating. We connect on the things we are disappointed in. Some may argue that nothing in history gathers a crowd like complaining about Lady Gaga's meat dress. -Patrick Stump

If there's a criticism of 'Cassadaga' that I agreed with, it's that we left things in the oven too long, that songs were overstuffed, with too many ideas competing for space. -Conor Oberst

When I was a little kid, no matter what my parents told me, I would always argue – even if I agreed with them. And I've always been a show-off. As I've gotten older, I've found ways to be more subtle about it, but that's the way I am. I suppose that has something to do with why I write and direct. -Tom Noonan

I wonder if people really know what the definition of crowd-funding is. Or, if there's even an agreed upon definition of what it is. -Perry Chen

I think greed is a critical problem – the gap between the poor and the rich. The gap between the top 10 percent and the bottom 10 percent. -Richard Rogers

I think people are very stiff. Money makes people stiff, and we want it, and we have to pay the penalty. I never agreed with stiffness. I think people have an understanding of what their life is. I define success by being a realist and not humiliating people. I'm a revolutionary – but not in the political sense. -John Cassavetes

The birthplace of 'Western' civilization is generally agreed to be Greece, and its birth date is generally agreed to be some time during the 6th century B.C.E. Obviously, there is not one single dramatic moment that definitively started the whole thing. -Brendan Myers

Why do I have an issue with banks? They have their greedy fingers in everyone's money. No other industry has the power to deduct a bill or fees directly from your own bank account without so much as a notice. -Jonathan Raymond

All the seven deadly sins are man's true nature. To be greedy. To be hateful. To have lust. Of course, you have to control them, but if you're made to feel guilty for being human, then you're going to be trapped in a never-ending sin-and-repent cycle that you can't escape from. -Marilyn Manson

If you talk to most businessmen, they'll say that what they do is for the public good, but you know they're just greedy, and consumers are just consuming for the sake of their own greed. -P. J. O'Rourke

Obama, in pursuit of power, has been as greedy and irresponsible as any Wall Street tycoon in pursuit of money. -P. J. O'Rourke

Global warming is a fact. Now it's up to liberals to make it a reality. Hence there is crucial importance in preventing powerful, greedy free market forces from getting in the way of worsening storms and rising sea levels. The Kyoto Accord is a good first step. -P. J. O'Rourke

My idea of an actor is to be different persons with different roles. Every time a script interests me, I look for interesting characters because I intend to completely transport myself into it. This happens only because I am a very greedy actor. I am not part of the rat race because I am living a dream. -Vidya Balan

I had always told my father that before working with him in the same frame as an actor, which I was petrified to do, I wanted to learn from him, so I had pleaded with him for two years before he agreed to write and direct 'Mausam.' It was our dream project and a wonderful opportunity for us to work as a family. -Shahid Kapoor

Human beings may well be unable to break free of the dictatorship of greed that spreads like a miasma over the world, but no longer will we be an inarticulate and ignorant humanity, confused by our enslavement to superior cruelty and weaponry. -Alice Walker

We've got to make greedy banks pass on interest rate cuts in full, and we've got to see rents coming down. -Jasmine Guinness

Spinning yarns is a protection against the nuttiness… the greed, the hate all around us. -John D. Voelker

To the soul, there is no past and no future; all is, and will be ever, in now. For artificial purposes time is mutually agreed on, but there is really no such thing. -Richard Jefferies

'Maneater' is about N.Y.C. in the '80s. It's about greed, avarice, and spoiled riches. -John Oates

My first assistant-coaching job in football was at William & Mary in 1961. The pay wasn't much, so to get $300 more per year, I agreed to coach the golf team. I didn't even know how to keep score, and really, my main job was not to wreck the van on the way to tournaments. -Lou Holtz

Misdeeds of a few players and certain people cannot and should not bring bad name to hundreds of players who participated in the I.P.L. with full honesty. The reputation of the I.P.L. cannot be tarnished by a few greedy individuals. -Rajeev Shukla

From solar to electric cars, from geothermal to reconfiguring the grid, the scale of investment needed in green technologies in order to meet whatever agreements on emissions reductions are finally agreed will be immense. -Noreena Hertz

Without industry, finance and government consciously and collaboratively ensuring that capital flows to where it is needed in order to ensure the scaling up of climate change solutions, whatever deal is agreed risks never being realised. -Noreena Hertz

Wanting more majors, wanting more wins, almost feels like I think I'm being too greedy. -Inbee Park

My grandfather was an amazing man. You talk about character and integrity, everyone who knew him, whether they agreed with him or not, said, 'George Romney is a good man, and he sticks to his principles: a man of honesty and hard work, integrity.' -Tagg Romney

As tennis players, you are never satisfied. We are greedy as players, always want better results. -Sania Mirza

I'm greedy about cities – I like to form my impressions of them on my own, and on foot as far as possible, looking and listening, having conversations with bridges and streets and riverbanks, conversations I tend not to be aware of until a little later, when I find myself returning to those places to say hello again, even if only in memory. -Helen Oyeyemi

The desire for money may be an indication of greed, but I want to argue that greed is a much more subtle vice than simply the desire to be rich. -Stanley Hauerwas

The fact that monasticism preceded the identification of greed as a primal sin is an important reminder that our very ability to name sin is a theological achievement. -Stanley Hauerwas

I long for books; I am utterly greedy about them. -Deb Caletti

The only two things you can truly depend upon are gravity and greed. -Jack Palance

God gave you a brain. Do the best you can with it. And you don't have to be Einstein, but Einstein was mentally tough. He believed what he believed. And he worked out things. And he argued with people who disagreed with him. But I'm sure he didn't call everybody jerks. -Clint Eastwood

My uncle played rugby, and my dad played football, and they used to argue which game was the roughest – and everybody agreed rugby was. It's a great team sport, and to be successful, every person has to play in the same level. -Clint Eastwood

When I was just writing books and giving lectures, if people disagreed, they just didn't buy your book or attend your lectures. But, if you're leading a congregation, people feel they have the right to tell you what you should or shouldn't talk about. And that hasn't always been easy for me. -Marianne Williamson

The greatest obstacle to the welfare state is not greed but private charity that makes the welfare state irrelevant; the greatest obstacle to re-education of children in the name of the collective is allegiance to a higher power. More than that, the greatest obstacle to the state as god is an actual God above the state. -Ben Shapiro

Sitting with a deck of cards in your hand all day is an obsession. Visiting print shops and bookstores and libraries is an obsession. And writing about this is an obsession. I think, in general, most collectors are obsessed. I think the only form of a rationalized greed is when you're collecting something you are supposedly serious about. -Ricky Jay

I used to get in trouble with my old agent, because I've never been driven by fear or need or greed. I want my work to represent me as a person, so I can be quite fussy. -Darren Boyd

I vote far-left. I am frequently angered by corporate greed and think education ought to be free and teachers paid well. -Eleanor Catton

I did actually have a deal with Columbia, but it became increasingly clear to me after signing with them that they didn't know what to do with me and I didn't know what to do for them, so we agreed to go our separate ways. -Amanda Marshall

Commercial fishermen are the greediest, stupidest people on earth. -Paul Watson

A research group found that 56 percent of major companies surveyed in the late '80s agreed that 'employees who are loyal to the company and further its business goals deserve an assurance of continued employment.' A decade later, only 6 percent agreed. It was in the '90s that companies started weeding people out as a form of cost reduction. -Barbara Ehrenreich

The atmospheric CO2 concentration is rising – mainly due to the burning of fossil fuels. It's agreed that this build-up will, in itself, induce a long-term warming trend, superimposed on all the other complicated effects that make climate fluctuate. -Martin Rees

For too long, humanity has acted with an outrageous lack of responsibility. We wanted everything for ourselves: greed, really. We failed to look at the overall picture and did not take into consideration those with whom we share the world. -Shari Arison

During my many years in international business and public life, I have had the good fortune of sitting down for lunch with people with whom I completely disagreed, in practice and principle: Soviet communists, heads of state from various unsavory regimes, benighted religious figures, corrupt business leaders. -Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

Large corporations, of course, are blinded by greed. The laws under which they operate require it – their shareholders would revolt at anything less. -Aaron Swartz

No actor wants to choose – they just want all of the options available to them all the time; we tend to be pretty greedy. -Gillian Jacobs

If we weren't born with anti-social passions – narcissism, envy, lust, meanness, greed, hunger for power, just to name the more obvious – why the need for so many laws, whether religious or secular, that govern behavior? -Dennis Prager

As an actor, I've always found that my job is not to judge the content in which I've agreed to perform in. What I try to do is just find the truth in every moment that they've written. -David Zayas

Man's greed to obtain something for nothing has never yet been able to content itself with a moderate profit. -Will C. Barnes

The man Dickens, whom the world at large thought it knew, stood for all the Victorian virtues – probity, kindness, hard work, sympathy for the down-trodden, the sanctity of domestic life – even as his novels exposed the violence, hypocrisy, greed, and cruelty of the Victorian age. -Robert Gottlieb

The only thing that stands between corporate greed and poverty is the union. -Lee Whitnum

The ethos on Wall Street has not changed, and that's not going to come from the corner office. That's going to come, for better or worse, from Washington, and the whole idea of greed is still good, that is still pervasive. -Andrew Ross Sorkin

'Eureka' was very bad timing. The early 1980s: Reagan and Thatcher were in, greed was good, and here was a film about the richest man in the world who still couldn't be happy. Politically and sociologically, it was out of step. -Nicolas Roeg

'All-Star Wonder Woman' would get worked on in what is laughably referred to as my 'spare time.' I just ended up with less and less time to devote to it. Eventually, we all realized that it was taking forever, so we just all agreed to hold off on it 'til the time was right to do it properly. Well, I still have a contract; DC never tore it up. -Adam Hughes

I don't know how you make decisions in your life, but I weigh lots of things, and it's not always the purest of things for why I take a job or do this. I always try to think of the many different factors in my life, and not one is pure greed. One is pure quality of life. -J. C. Chandor

I have gone above and beyond to care for my child, including an agreed upon monthly stipend, a house, a car, insurance, school and other essentials for the baby and his mother as well as many other things, including toys and clothing. -Robinson Cano

I learned to see myself and my role as a capitalist… as somebody who's trying to harness, for myself and for society, the power of greed and the power of the will to acquire into something that makes the world a better place. That's the version of capitalism that we want. -Guy Spier

I liked in television that you do some work, then you perform, then you stop and you have a break because they have to set up lights, and then you do some more work. I really liked the pace of it; it really agreed with me. -Allison Tolman

My general sensibility is most certainly comedic. But when I signed with my manager, he said, 'I think you could do dramatic stuff as well.' So, rather than making the choice to do it, I sort of agreed and deferred. By no means does it feel close to home, but I was willing to explore it. -Benjamin Koldyke

Every child is a greedy child, I think. I mean, it's healthy to be a greedy child. -Michael Leunig

People seem to take as much offence as they possibly can these days – it's almost a new type of greed, a new kind of road rage. -Michael Leunig

The hypocrisy of some is that we like to think of ourselves as sophisticated and evolved, but we're still also driven by primal urges like greed and power. -Michael Leunig

It's one of the biggest fibs going that American newspapers are now being forced to give up their commitment to investigative reporting. Most of them gave up long ago as their greedy managements squeezed every cent out of the bottom line and turned their newsrooms into eunuchs. -Tina Brown

Movie stars today are as greedy for additional kids as bankers are for bonuses. It's the new badge of authenticity. -Tina Brown

My mother told me once that she and my father agreed that I would not be brought up Jewish in Chicago. She had me going to a Methodist church. -Wesley Clark

I didn't think I was going to be an actress. Everybody in my family was in films, and they succeeded so much, I thought, 'It's better for me to do something else,' and they agreed. -Isabella Rossellini

My husband has always agreed with me philosophically. -Cindy Sheehan

We can't allow any war for imperialism or greed to be fought in our names. This is what we need to keep fighting for. -Cindy Sheehan

What the advertisers are trying to do by eliminating residuals is the most appalling form of greed that I cry thinking about it. -Diane Ladd

In the movie 'Wall Street' I play Gordon Gekko, a greedy corporate executive who cheated to profit while innocent investors lost their savings. The movie was fiction, but the problem is real. -Michael Douglas

Christopher Finazzo had a great job that paid him millions of dollars, but this honest living was apparently not enough to satisfy his greed. -Loretta Lynch

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras have all agreed to send additional consular officers from Guatemala, from Honduras, from El Salvador, send them to the U.S. border so that we can more quickly and humanely identify unaccompanied children and process their individual removal. -Joe Biden

Everyone seems agreed that writing about sex is perilous, partly because it threatens to swamp highly individualised characters in a generic, featureless activity (much like coffee-cup dialogue, during which everyone sounds the same), and partly because it feels… tacky. -Edmund White

I don't like greed, I don't like ignorance. I really don't like anger. But I love love. -David Crosby

The summer before my third year of law school, I worked at a law firm in Washington, D.C. I turned 25 that July, and on my birthday, my father happened to be playing in a local jazz club called Pigfoot and invited me to join him. I hadn't spent a birthday with him since I was 3, but I agreed. -Deval Patrick

I know in the past Republicans have agreed to minimum-wage increases that there's built-in protections for small and midsize businesses. -Marco Rubio

My parents have sailed around the world; they know what can happen and that it's not always fun, but because I want to do it so much, they agreed and supported me. -Laura Dekker

It would help if human experts agreed on the meaning of such basic terms as intelligence, consciousness, or awareness. They don't. It's hard to build something that's incompletely defined. -Edward M. Lerner

I would make a film with a political point of view if I agreed with it, and even, perhaps, if I didn't. -Ridley Scott

The American way of life, as I see it, is really the American way of death. Everything is determined by greed and the insatiable desire to be the richest and most powerful. And that desire is limitless. -Lydia Lunch

Who knows – I would like to think that I'd be a fantastic president, and I'd be extremely levelheaded, and I'd be very fair, and I wouldn't persecute people, and I'd listen to the people that disagreed with me and all the rest of it, but who knows. -Adam Rayner

Just after graduation in 1966, like many of my contemporaries, I applied for research training at the National Institutes of Health. Perhaps because his wife was a poet, Ira Pastan agreed to take me into his laboratory, despite my lack of scientific credentials. -Harold E. Varmus

The actions of my government are not bearable. They devastate our natural resources and deprive our people. The politicians speak piously while practicing greed and divisiveness. They care nothing for the nation. I want to do more than withdraw my support. I want to tar and feather them. -Donella Meadows

The greedy man is he who habitually eats too much, knowing that he is injuring his bodily health thereby, and this is a vice to which not the gourmet but the gourmand is a slave. -E. F. Benson

Fear, greed and hope have destroyed more portfolio value than any recession or depression we have ever been through. -James O'Shaughnessy

People always ask me for my secret. There isn't one. You've just got to keep a level head and stay away from greed, which is the worst thing that can happen to a successful person. -Dennis Washington

If you have a mental model that says big corporations are fundamentally greedy and selfish and exploitative, you don't really want to have an exception to that model. It's much easier to say, 'Yes, Whole Foods has been corrupted.' -John Mackey

You have to understand: the narrative that people have about business and capitalism is that they are fundamentally selfish, greedy, and exploitative. Of course, I don't agree with that narrative. -John Mackey

When I was in high school in Los Angeles, my mother, who was a speech therapist, agreed to stay over the weekend with one of her clients and his little sister while the parents went away on vacation. She brought me along. -Mona Simpson

Logging is an industry driven solely by greed. It prospers with government support and subsidies, and it is accelerating its rate of destruction, so that Tasmania is now the largest hardwood chip exporter in the world. -Richard Flanagan

The Crystal Cathedral Ministries, the assets and the buildings, would still be in the hands of the ministries if my father would have simply walked away. When I accepted the role as the next senior pastor, he had agreed to be an ambassador-at-large and raise funds for the endowment fund. He didn't do that. -Robert A. Schuller

I liked in television that you do some work, then you perform, then you stop and you have a break because they have to set up lights, and then you do some more work. I really liked the pace of it; it really agreed with me. I enjoyed it. -Allison Tolman

I just think the best way for me to be greedy is long-term greedy. -Danny Meyer

Some of my father's fellow West Pointers once asked him why I turned out so well, his secret in raising me. And he said, 'I never gave him any advice, and he never asked for any.' We agreed on nothing, but we never quarreled once. -Gore Vidal

I'm greedy, but I've always watched what I eat because I want to look good. I gave up butter, cream and sugar years ago. -Mary Quant

The 20th century has been marked by cynicism, selfishness, greed, and the desire to please, all without changing the status quo. In the 21st century, we must resurrect solidarity and compassion. -Óscar Arias

The majority of comic book villains are pure evil, but Curt Connors is an exception. Curt Connors is a good man who initially wants to save the world, but he gets hungry and greedy and reckless, and he pays the price for that. -Rhys Ifans

If you don't work yourself up into a fever of greed and covetousness in an art museum, you're just not doing the job. -Thomas Hoving

I'm very happy doing what I'm doing; I don't think I'm prepared to devote my time to politics. When I am, I'd like to give it 100%. I'm not in the frame of mind, and I'm too greedy an actor to do that. -Anupam Kher

I learned how to comport myself among trolls, elves, hobbits or goblins. I learned that a friend can be lost to greed and avarice. I learned that solving riddles may be as important a survival skill as bowmanship. I know how to talk to a dragon, and that it's best not to. -Karen Joy Fowler

In 2004, Warner-Lambert, a division of Pfizer Inc., pled guilty to two felonies and agreed to pay $430 million for fraudulently promoting the drug Neurontin. -Bernie Sanders

I believe in the sun. In the tangle of human failures of fear, greed and forgetfulness, the sun gives me clarity. -Joy Harjo

When the world decides to stop being greedy… there will be a harvest for the world! Amen. -Jess Glynne

I took charge of the government as per my commitment to serving the country and the people, and not out of any greed for yet another post. -Khil Raj Regmi

Where do the evils like corruption arise from? It comes from the never-ending greed. The fight for corruption-free ethical society will have to be fought against this greed and replace it with 'what can I give' spirit. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Incredibly, whenever I have proposed the theory that half of government workers could be cut, current and former federal employees I know have all agreed. -Ronald Kessler

We've got some real greedy hogs who own no interest in the company they're running, whose sole interest is in whatever it takes to be able to get to the point to fly out on their golden parachute and milk the shareholder and take risks that they shouldn't take. -Joe Jamail

In May 2007, congressional Democrats and the Bush administration agreed to a plan to include environmental and international labor standards in upcoming trade agreements. -Nina Easton

If we destroy the biosphere, then mankind will die. We all waste our time worrying about stupid wars and petty jealousy and greed, and all the time, we're sitting on a time bomb. -Ron Moody

Iran will be the most checked and inspected country if the principles agreed in Lausanne are transferred into the language of practical agreements. -Sergei Lavrov

The other guys and myself have agreed that Billy Sherwood will do an excellent job of covering my parts, and the show as a whole will deliver the same Yes experience that our fans have come to expect over the years. -Chris Squire

I wish the world could better know this country for what it really is. Not just a greedy economic giant crouching fearfully behind its walls, not just a panoplied warrior nervously fingering his weapons. What is this, is a people who gather together in thousands to give a people's government its essential vitality. -Ralph Bellamy

I am greedy for both Hollywood and Bollywood. For me, Bollywood is not new, as it is something that I grow up on… I know the plot… stories and characters that are written and made. I haven't got the right opportunity to show my work in Bollywood. -Tena Desae

I wound up becoming an A&R man at London Records in the 1990s, during the boom of Britpop, the last great gold rush of the music industry. I saw incredible greed and terrible behaviour. I was greedy and terribly behaved. -John Niven

In any restaurant, my eyes alight first, as if by an atavistic pull, on the meat dishes on the menu. In any dinner party I throw, I think of the non-vegetarian dish as central. I view this as a combination of weakness, greed and moral failure. Someone please help. -Neel Mukherjee

My first book deal was actually for a textbook – 'Judo and You' – that I wrote while teaching at Temple University. A scout for Kendall-Hunt came looking for someone to write the book, and even though it wasn't a course I was teaching there, I agreed to write it. -Jonathan Maberry

The major international appeal for 'House of Cards' was kind of a surprise because it's a very American show. What we learned is that American politics is very American, but greed and corruption and all of that is very global. -Ted Sarandos

One of my frustrations is that we in society generally have this bifurcation in how we see the world. That's probably a little less true with business audiences, but in general, there tends to be this view that for-profit companies are greedy, and nonprofits are noble. It's absolutely more complicated than that. -Nicholas Kristof

I was asked to be on 'The Colbert Report' last year as Big Bird and Oscar. But when we got there, we discovered they wanted both characters on at the same time. Stephen Colbert didn't know one man plays them both. We called Joey Mazzarino, our head writer, who's a very good puppeteer as well. He agreed to zip over and do Oscar. -Caroll Spinney

A man must fortify himself and understand that a wise man who yields to laziness or anger or passion or love of drink, or who commits any other action prompted by impulse and inopportune, will probably find his fault condoned; but if he stoops to greed, he will not be pardoned, but render himself odious as a combination of all vices at once. -Apollonius of Tyana

I disagreed with Carnegie's ideas on how to best to distribute his wealth. I spent mine! Spending creates more wealth for everybody. -Charles M. Schwab

Michel Gondry's 'Green Hornet' was another franchise flick that felt like it came out of left field – I thought in a good way, but most audiences disagreed. -Annalee Newitz

The most satisfying thrillers send ordinary people into battle against the forces of evil – otherwise known as greed, ego, rage, fear and laziness – and bring them out bloodied but whole. -M. J. Rose

Abby Johnson has agreed to become Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity, reflecting a further step forward in our leadership succession plan. Abby will retain her role of President, and I will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board. -Edward Johnson, III

I think it is widely agreed that Carl Steinitz, over the 50 years he taught at Harvard, has been one of the most important figures in influencing the theory and practice of landscape architecture and the application of computer technology to planning. -Jack Dangermond

Immunologists agreed that an individual vertebrate synthesizes many millions of structurally different forms of antibody molecules even before it encounters an antigen. -Susumu Tonegawa

At 10 A.M. on the Friday after the election in 2010, David Cameron's team met in his room at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza Hotel. Cameron was clear that, unable to form a majority government, they had to begin talks with the Lib Dems about forming a coalition. But in a rare example of strategic discord, George Osborne disagreed. -Michael Ashcroft

We lost our way and allowed greed and excess to become the twin pillars of too much of the financial culture. We became a society utterly absorbed in consumption and dismissive of moderation. -Tom Brokaw

Greed is a sin because humans are social creatures. And they simply cannot survive without the opposite of greed, which is cooperation. -Nick Hanauer

One of the most painful things in the Western States and Territories is the extinction of childhood. I have never seen any children – only debased imitations of men and women, cankered by greed and selfishness, and asserting and gaining complete independence of their parents at ten years old. -Isabella Bird

The Tigris is so fierce and rapid, and swallows its alluvial banks so greedily, that it is probable that some of the buildings described by the Hebrew traveller Benjamin of Tudela as existing in the twelfth century were long since carried away. -Isabella Bird

Coal mining is an industry rife with mismanagement, corruption, greed and an almost blatant disregard for the safety, health and quality of life of its work force. Everyone knows this. Everyone has always known it. -Tawni O'Dell

I'm a little greedy for action scenes. I'm a martial artist, and any time I get to show off some of that art is great. -David Ramsey

My husband wanted me to be a typical socialite. We never agreed on anything, so finally we decided it wasn't going to work. -Betty Parsons

We started off as this platform inside Facebook; and we were pretty clear from the beginning that that wasn't where it was going to end up. A lot of people saw it and asked, 'Why is Facebook trying to get all these applications inside Facebook when the web is clearly the platform?' And we actually agreed with that. -Mark Zuckerberg

We have to knock down the barriers erected by greed, special interests, powerful forces. -Hillary Clinton

At tea time, all the noise, greed and aggressiveness of the '80s can be drowned out. For 45 minutes, anyway. -Letitia Baldrige

The Mavericks and I have mutually agreed that it's in the best interest of both parties for me to step away from the team. -Lamar Odom

I'm a full member of Cheap Trick in all respects. Solely as an accommodation to some of the band members, I reluctantly agreed to take a temporary hiatus from touring. -Bun E. Carlos

What I'm trying to argue, as passionately as I can, is that the Jesus story isn't worth dying for, it's worth living for. Jesus presents a third way, a way of being in the worth that embraces the Sermon on the Mount, with its challenge to violence and greed. -Jay Parini

If anything is scary about my writing, it's that it's the product of a very particular vision and doesn't reference common speech that heavily. By 'common speech,' I don't mean language as much as an agreed-on way of seeing, or a shorthand. -Mary Gaitskill

Medieval alchemists, despite their lust for gold, considered mercury the most potent and poetic substance in the universe. As a child, I would have agreed with them. -Sam Kean

In the greed-is-good tradition of the 'Harry Potter' and 'Twilight' movie franchises, the overseers of 'The Hunger Games' have split the last book into two films. -Richard Corliss

The borders of Israel and an independent Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps. Each state needs secure and recognized borders, and there must be robust provisions that safeguard Israel's security. -Denis McDonough

Bill Polian and I agreed when we first came together with the Buffalo Bills that we'd bring players only of high character to the team. -Marv Levy

So far, the biggest regret I have in regards to the world of 'Red Queen' is that I didn't get to world-build enough. I don't think I did enough work explaining how the world came to be, and while I'm planning to go more into it, I'm a greedy writer, and I'm always going to wish I had more room to delve into the complexities of a fantasy realm. -Victoria Aveyard

Ben Karlin is a friend of mine and was a writer on 'The Daily Show.' He's just put out a book and asked a bunch of writers from various disciplines to contribute. It was called 'Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me,' and of course I agreed, and then I actually had to sit down and write it. God, writing fiction is terrifying. -Tom McCarthy

I've always felt like I've had the ability to choose which roles I was going to play. I don't think that the industry agreed with me, but I've always had a bit of a headstrong attitude of only doing the things that I really believe in and want to explore. -Brie Larson

Liability limit has become a symbol of corporate greed in passing the risk of disaster to the U.S. government and U.S. citizens. -Marvin Ammori

Be greedy for social change, and your life will be endlessly enriched. The only failure lies in not trying, or giving up. -Ann Cotton

I know I felt like I was ready to be an adult long before the rest of the world agreed. I'd already realized that a lot of grown-ups didn't know any more than I did, and some of them were even dumber than I was, and even the ones who were smarter weren't using their smarts for things I necessarily considered worthwhile. -Tim Pratt

As Ludwig von Mises conclusively demonstrated in 1912, money does not and cannot originate by order of the State or by some sort of social contract agreed upon by all citizens; it must always originate in the processes of the free market. -Murray Rothbard

In an agreement with China, President Obama has already pledged to reduce America's net greenhouse-gas emissions by more than 25% by 2025. In return, China has agreed to 'peak' its carbon-dioxide emissions in 2030. -John Barrasso

It took less time to build 'Instagram' than it did for me to get my work visa. The app was an instant hit, and Facebook agreed to acquire the startup for about $1 billion in April 2012. -Mike Krieger

The environment that we call society is created by past generations; we accept it, as it helps us to maintain our greed, possessiveness, illusion. -Jiddu Krishnamurti

Every year, our white intruders become more greedy, exacting, oppressive, and overbearing. Every year, contentions spring up between them and our people, and when blood is shed, we have to make atonement, whether right or wrong, at the cost of the lives of our greatest chiefs and the yielding up of large tracts of our lands. -Tecumseh

Jealousy, greed, fear. We're all full of these things. But also love and compassion. If you saw a drowning baby, it wouldn't matter if you were wearing a tuxedo on the way to your own wedding. You'd jump in to save him. -John McAfee

Governments are composed of human beings, and all of the frailties that humans possess are absorbed into these governments and become active within these governments. Hatred, anger, jealousy, fear, greed, distrust and the whole host of afflictions that humans must bear, lurk just beneath the surface of civility displayed by 'government.' -John McAfee

What I did when I identified Mike Webster's thing, I showed it to other doctors. We all agreed that this was something new, but we had to give it a name. This was not dementia pugilistica. Maybe we could have called it dementia footballitica! -Bennet Omalu

What we're seeing now is that greed is still alive and kicking, and banks are bigger than ever. -Brad Pitt

There is not much point in establishing an organisation like the independent commission for information retrieval, or the other organisations that we agreed to, if we do not encourage people to participate. -Martin McGuinness

I am very sure of the ground I stand on. I am also very sure that it is the path shared by republicans across this island genuinely interested in building a new agreed Ireland: republicans who put Ireland before ego, criminality, and self-gain. -Martin McGuinness

I haven't agreed with every one of my Republican colleagues or Democratic colleagues on every issue. But I'm supporting Donald Trump because we need change in this country. -Mike Pence

Bill Clinton had to propose to Hillary Rodham several times before she agreed to marry him and move to Arkansas. -Rebecca Traister

Bollywood is not a stepping stone to the West. I am extremely picky and in no hurry to sign a Hollywood film. I am only greedy for great roles; language and country is no barrier. And yes, I'll always be a Hindi film star first. -Priyanka Chopra

I love my father. I disagreed with him. But he was my father. He was the boss. -Rocky Wirtz

You can say your lines a million different ways and play your character a million different ways and still hit the common, agreed-upon finish line. -Jason Bateman

We all agreed that violence begets violence, and you can't solve issues with more violence. -James Wan

This isn't a Republican issue. This isn't a Democrat issue. This is something that both parties and people around the country have agreed to. They don't want Guantanamo Bay detainees in the United States. -Cory Gardner

Neighbors are competitors instead of partners, suspicious instead of trustful, indifferent instead of helpful, cold instead of loving, greedy instead of generous. We no longer consider ourselves living in neighborhoods, but only as living next to 'hoods.' -Mother Angelica

The critical role of Congress in the adoption of international agreements was clearly laid out by our Founding Fathers in our Constitution. And it's a principle upon which Democrats and Republicans have largely agreed. -Tom Cotton

All anyone agreed on was that Kurban Said was the pen name of a writer who had probably come from Baku, an oil city in the Caucasus, and that he was either a nationalist poet who was killed in the Gulags or the dilettante son of an oil millionaire or a Viennese cafe-society writer who died after stabbing himself in the foot. -Tom Reiss

The quality of one's emotional life changes over the years, doesn't it? But the basic instincts and desires, greed and hope, seem to remain constant. In the larger scope of things, there's a sense of fulfillment to living a creative life. So I guess that's what keeps me going. -Tommy Lee Jones

I have nothing against rich brothers and sisters. Pray for 'em every day. But callousness and indifference, greed and avarice is something that's shot through all of us. -Cornel West

When the war was in progress, England and France agreed wholeheartedly with the Fourteen Points. As soon as the war was won, England, France, and Italy tried to frustrate Wilson's program because it was in conflict with their imperialist policies. As a consequence, the Peace Treaty was one of the most unequal treaties ever negotiated in history. -Sun Yat-sen

Overwhelmed by the miraculous potentialities of the machine, our human greed has interfered with the biological cycle of human companionship which keeps the life of a community healthy. -Walter Gropius

I don't understand when people are being greedy or mean, when they say who should get what, when they get control of someone else's life. -Alek Wek

Noir has always shown that greed and chaos are as close as the company we work for or the politicians we vote for. -Margo Jefferson

We're such a funky species. We're so violent, so greedy – this is how we roll. But what are we going to do about it? How do we move forward given who we are? Because situations don't come out of nothing. They come out of certain conditions. -Jeff Bridges

I just don't like greedy, indifferent, selfish lawyers. And there are not that many of them. -Janet Reno

Xi agreed to the American definition of legitimate espionage. In other words, you don't use the power of the state to steal secrets for profit. -Michael Hayden

In Quebec, as women were getting more power, there were the men who agreed with that and the men who were afraid. I think most men are willing to share power with women, but there's fear. Every time you change something, there's a friction. -Denis Villeneuve

Some people say they use images to help them remember intricacies. Others say they just remember. If they are able to form an image of the face, it is because they remember how it was: it is not that an image guides memory, but that memory produces an image, or the sense of imaging. We have no agreed way to talk clearly about such things. -Ian Hacking

The Who quite possibly remain the greatest live band ever. Even the list-driven punk legend and music historian Johnny Ramone agreed with me on this. -Eddie Vedder

Think of Donald Trump's personal qualities, the bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third-grade theatrics. We have long referred to him as 'The Donald.' He is the only person in America to whom we have added an article before his name. It wasn't because he had attributes we admired. -Mitt Romney

I was good at math and science, and it was expected that I would attend the University of Washington in Seattle and become an engineer. But by the time I was seventeen, I was ready to leave home, a decision my parents agreed to support if I could obtain a scholarship. MIT did not grant me one, but the University of Chicago did. -Robert Lucas, Jr.

I agreed to go on a date with a nice young man who was a former student of my uncle, who taught music in high schools and colleges. The nice young man took me to a party at his sister's, where I met people who introduced me to virtually all the elements of my future. -Jody Lynn Nye

To do de-Baathification without an agreed process of reconciliation threw tens of thousands of people out of their jobs, out of their homes, out of their future, and even robbed them of their position in society. -David Petraeus

I've been fat my whole life and pretended I don't mind. But I do mind. It's really stupid that I've gone on being greedy and fat. -Miriam Margolyes

I'm a strong believer that you can build great companies in time of both greed and fear. But you have to be paying attention and operating under the right assumptions. You don't have to believe history repeats itself, but you should accept that history rhymes. -Brad Feld

We have promised to support India in its international aspiration. We have agreed to set up a working group on technology. -Viktor Orban

We shall have to practise to lead our life on the basis of our needs, not under the influence of our greed. -Lobsang Tenzin

For the exploitation of human greed, they have devised comparison and competition. Right from childhood on, we are indoctrinated to compare and compete, and there is a word, a phrase: 'free and fair competition.' -Lobsang Tenzin

I think the thing that we agreed to so many years ago, actually, was that the music didn't have to support the dance nor the dance illustrate the music, but they could be two things going on at the same time. -Merce Cunningham

We had to forge an alliance of strength based not on colour but on commitment to the total abolition of apartheid and oppression; we would seek allies, of whatever colour, as long as they were totally agreed on our liberation aims. -Oliver Tambo

We find personal success and great, if not enduring, influence on the outer fashioning of the world allotted to the violent, the passionate individual who, unchaining the elemental principles of human impulse under favoring circumstances, points out to greed and self-indulgence the speedy pathways to their satisfaction. -Richard Wagner

For heaven's sakes, in the newspaper days, when we had competing newspapers, and the newsstands sale was as important as the circulation – as the agreed-upon circulation, whatever you call that – in those days, why, gosh, the sensationalism was tremendous. -Walter Cronkite

I have, on several occasions, disagreed with decisions of Justice Souter. -William H. Pryor

There are so many characters I want to play. I'm greedy about acting. -Song Joong-ki

I'm very close to thinking the United States shouldn't be in Basel any more. I would not have agreed to rules that are blatantly anti-American. Our regulators should go there and say, 'If it's not in the interests of the United States, we're not doing it.' -Jamie Dimon

I have never had any contact with Bayern Munich, let alone have agreed personal terms. -Granit Xhaka

I want to keep active, so when they called me to fight Nate Diaz, I agreed because I wanted to stay active. I got a little surprised because he was out so long, but he's a tough opponent. -Rafael dos Anjos

I'm greedy for work, and at times, I wish a month had more days, or the day had more number of hours, so that I could work more. I'm happy to be busy. -Rakul Preet Singh

Lauren Goode and I have agreed that the next version of the Mac software – all of them are named after places in California – should be named either Bridgeport or Warwick. -Walt Mossberg

Growing up, it was uncool to admit that your family had any money. And then, instantly, money was cool. In Reagan's parlance, it was about freedom of the individual, which was freedom to be greedy… individual versus society. There was a weird seduction in that, which I still feel. -John Cameron Mitchell

I was forced to lie to my father by doctors and relatives. I made that choice and agreed with them, and I will never, ever get over it. If I hear a lie in my life with my children, with my wife, my work, my audiences, I want to annihilate myself, vaporize myself, and wipe myself off the face of the earth. -Mandy Patinkin

Love is just a word that we've chosen to use to describe something that we can't fully explain. I mean, it's like, as a culture, we've just all agreed on using the term, but I think people get so caught up in the word that they don't allow themselves the privilege to live out what it actually might be. -Musiq Soulchild

It never was because of my positions or policies that people refused to vote for me. In fact, most people agreed with my policy agenda. Rather, the problem was my personality. -Peter Navarro

Con men look for human frailty to exploit. This is most often greed. Trump found a different vice: anger. The emotional are always the most susceptible to manipulation. -Pamela Meyer

The financial catastrophe of 2008 nearly precipitated a calamitous economic depression, jolting America and much of the West into a sudden recognition of their systemic vulnerability to unregulated greed. -Zbigniew Brzezinski

Progressives regard government as the white knight that protects the public from the greed of capitalists. If only. -Paul Craig Roberts

Vice is Washington's signature. A fish rots from the head, and Washington has led our country into vice, greed, selfishness, and the mockery and destruction of human life. -Paul Craig Roberts

In the past, I've allowed myself to record songs that I wish I had not, but agreed to for one reason or another. -Patty Smyth

My parents disagreed sharply with me over the decision to leave school. -Ryan Holiday

Bloggers are lazy and greedy. -Ryan Holiday

What being a socialist means is… that you hold out… a vision of society where poverty is absolutely unnecessary, where international relations are not based on greed… but on cooperation… where human beings can own the means of production and work together rather than having to work as semi-slaves to other people who can hire and fire. -Bernie Sanders

I went to Iraq in 2004 because I believe in doing my duty, not because I agreed with the war. -Tammy Duckworth

As a culture, we've all agreed with the opinion that the world should be seen in a certain way, so at 'The Nightly Show,' our chief mission was to disagree with that premise. And to see the world in a way that may not make everybody comfortable. And to present it with a cast of people who don't always get to have a voice on that. -Larry Wilmore

There is nothing wrong with being well off as long as money has a social and ethical value and is not the object of one's own greed. -Aga Khan IV

When I was a label head, I didn't think I was greedy. I've always run my own race. -Jimmy Iovine

It seems very clear to me that we, in the West, cannot afford to continue assuming propriety over the world's resources in a careless, greedy way without paying for it – not only with the lives of our loved ones, but also with our souls. -Alexandra Fuller

There is some pretty powerful self-interest in wanting a future that is not just running storm-to-storm. The argument that I make is not that we aren't competitive and selfish and greedy. We are. We're all of these things. We're complicated, competitive, greedy and nasty, and kind and generous and compassionate. -Naomi Klein

When I first agreed to do 'Shark Tank,' they asked me to wear a suit, and I was just like, 'No. I can't. It'll end my career.' -Chris Sacca

There is a greed case for diversity. Diverse perspectives bring us into markets we didn't know existed. -Chris Sacca

Before I even agreed to work with Hennessy and the Privilege Awards, I wanted to do some research on it, look up past winners, and find out more about it. -Troy Carter

In terms of the pricing of football tickets, there's no need – given the massive amount of money that's coming in now from television rights, there's no need for them to be greedy. Look after the supporters; make sure they can still afford to go and watch football. -Gary Lineker

Keanu has such generosity and intelligence, not to mention a warmth that I'm eager to tap into. We're all incredibly excited that he's agreed to help us bring 'To the Bone' to life. -Marti Noxon

It's like a weird mindset to wake up and want to be wanted. Like, I want to be wanted so much already… and I'm so greedy for other people's desire that I have to really force myself to have some shame about it and some control, neither of which come easily to me. -Jenny Zhang

The Masters is not greedy. You wanna buy a Masters souvenir logo shirt? Sure, let's go over to the nearest Ralph Lauren boutique. Oops, you can only purchase Masters memorabilia at the Masters, this one week of the year. -Frank Deford

'SI' came to me and said, 'We want you to do a story on Russell as the greatest team player,' which I certainly agreed with. -Frank Deford

Wall Street has been beset with problems. The cycle of greed and personal aggrandizement and lifestyle grandstanding is an affront to any American. -Anthony Scaramucci

Culture is this thing that exists apart from our real life but is something we all have tacitly agreed to in America. And what film and television do, particularly in this country, is lay out the characters involved in this invisible agreement and dictate who and what can participate. -John Cho

I came of technical age with UNIX, where I learned with power-greedy pleasure that you could kill a system right out from under yourself with a single command. -Ellen Ullman

I want to do everything and be greedy in that way – film, TV, radio, theatre. If it's juicy work, I want it! -Tom Glynn-Carney

If we took information only from sources with which we agreed on all issues, we would be left with merely quoting ourselves, and we would miss a great deal of truth. -G. Edward Griffin

I only ever agreed to appear in 'Corrie' for two months, but I ended up staying a lot longer. I really enjoyed it. -Ray Fearon

Consider this: Whenever someone is bothering you, and they just won't let up, and they won't listen to anything you have to say, what do you tell them to get them to shut up and go away? 'You're right.' It works every time. But you haven't agreed to their position. You have used 'you're right' to get them to quit bothering you. -Christopher Voss

What I think was a really lucky coincidence was that a lot of the themes of 'Okja' are things I write about a lot: cognitive dissonance and corporate greed and also the internal politics of fringe groups. -Jon Ronson

I've seen numerous situations where collectors have taken more than the agreed-upon amount from someone's account once they gained access. -Dave Ramsey

Moliere exaggerates common vices of mankind: lust, greed, misanthropy, hypocrisy. We all have a touch of these. -Dakin Matthews

As far as I know, Mr. Watzke has not said he would sell me if somebody offered 100m. He has emphasised that the club would like to continue working with me. The club is just greedy for success – and so am I. -Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

We need to support the media by subscribing to newspapers and magazines and supporting their advertisers to stay in business. And we need to be less greedy and allow journalists to take the time to pull the story together. -Daniel Levitin

I came to Mumbai for my internship in advertising in an ad agency. Back then, a senior from my college who was working for Balaji asked whether I wanted to act. I agreed, and I didn't even know when it became my passion and my hobby. -Kratika Sengar

I don't differentiate a film as off-beat or commercial, because I just don't understand the difference. 'Naanum Rowdy Thaan,' for example, wasn't written for me. It came to me by chance after two or three other heroes turned it down. I agreed to do the role, as I liked the script immensely. -Vijay Sethupathi

I am a greedy, selfish actor, and for me, my role is important. -Swara Bhaskar

Ted Geisel was trying to make a statement about awareness and personal responsibility. He was very clear about that. But the ideas and themes in 'The Lorax' go beyond a love of trees. It's also a story about the dangers of greed and the power of redemption. That's what makes it a timeless tale. -Chris Meledandri

When you're a member of a team, when I was member of a team, whether I ultimately agreed or disagreed, once a president makes a decision, everybody, in my opinion, has to go with that decision, or you shouldn't be a member of the team. Your reputation rises and falls with the person who's the leader of the team. -Valerie Jarrett

The Paris pact was correctly described by its opponents – greens and anti-greens alike – as toothless. But it was also the first time that nations around the world had officially agreed that climate change was a problem and that concrete steps should be taken to avoid its worst effects. -Charles C. Mann

By the 1980s, businesses had realized that environmental issues had a price tag. Increasingly, they balked. Reflexively, the anticorporate Left pivoted; Earth Day, erstwhile snow job, became an opportunity to denounce capitalist greed. -Charles C. Mann

Certainly, Occupy Wall Street protesters have different ideas about the movement's mission. Many of the marchers I met even disagreed on the purpose of their trek – some thought it was about getting to Washington to protest the 'supercommittee'; others thought it was about visiting other Occupations. -Elizabeth Flock

My father's politics did not influence mine. In fact, we disagreed on a fair amount of stuff. -Sheldon Whitehouse

Trump is unloved in his own house. A figure of ridicule, a theatrical creation, he is almost sympathetic. He was told by the greedy and the outright stupid that he would make a swell president. The Liar's Paradox has spun out of control, with liars lying to a liar who believed the lie. What would that be called? Fox News, I think. -Richard Cohen

I stood respectfully as Ronald Reagan was sworn in to his second term though I disagreed with him on many issues. I stood as well for the inauguration of George W. Bush's second term though I thought his war in Iraq was a tragic mistake. -Dick Durbin

In my shows, I always try to incorporate music because it's the most natural way to set a tone. So if I want to do a show about depression, I use the opera. If I want to do a show about greed, I use spoken word. If I want to do a show about the injustice that's taking place in the world, I might play Sam Cooke. -Kerby Jean-Raymond

It's not in my mission to work against Euroskepticism; it's my mission to work for fair markets. In antitrust, what is at stake is, in some ways, as old as Adam and Eve because it is about greed, to get more. -Margrethe Vestager

Big religion was started with one goal in mind: to make money. And I'm not knocking anyone's faith, because I think there are a lot of good values to be found in any faith. But when any faith starts to get in the way of love, that's where you can tell that greed and fear have stepped in and that those things come from man. -Jim James

As a Manhattan resident, I'm gutted by what certain landlords are doing, pushing folks who have lived in their apartments for decades out of their homes, as a greedy tactic to get more rent from newer tenants. It's one of the most disgusting, inhumane things I've ever witnessed in my beautiful city. -Amanda Warren

Coming from a smaller nation in Central Europe, I have learned pretty soon how important are agreed rules, cooperation, respect for partners and, most of all, willingness to listen and find common solutions. -Miroslav Lajcak

The risk of policy contagion could be magnified if a new funding arrangement were agreed between Argentina and the IMF before a comprehensive policy framework is developed that addresses fundamental investor concerns. -Charles Dallara

Many would say the reason why they steal is because they want to have an arsenal for future political exploits. It is a lie. It is greed. In any case, even if you want to do that, you have no right to do it. -Yemi Osinbajo

When governments are cowed or simply don't care to enforce fundamental human and labour rights or to ensure corporate tax is paid so that they can invest in social protection and in the health and education of their people, they cede control to corporate greed. -Sharan Burrow

With global rules for global supply chains, we can end corporate greed. -Sharan Burrow

Disproportionate corporate power over governments is giving license to the greed that denies workers even minimum living wages. It is also seemingly a license to allow the sheer brutality of treatment of working people at the base of the supply chains. -Sharan Burrow

Corporate greed, corporate bullying cannot be tolerated – it's time for a global rule of law to guarantee fair trade, rights, minimum wages on which people can live with dignity, and safe and secure work. -Sharan Burrow

Many communities are already devastated by poverty. Increasingly, that poverty is born of the greed of a global trading system. -Sharan Burrow

Growing inequality is exacerbated by the companies who simply treat workers as commodities, and our governments are cowered by their demands to perpetuate this model of greed. -Sharan Burrow

As we walked through the National Museum of African American History and Culture, I pushed my grandfather in a wheelchair he had reluctantly agreed to sit in. He is a proud man who also knows that his knees aren't what they once were – that years of high school and college football had long accelerated the deterioration of his aging joints. -Clint Smith

I was stupid in a business way. I should have been greedier. -Stan Lee

We've all heard about Wall Street greed. I think people are now starting to be a little bit more sensitized to Washington greed – the greed for power and control over our lives and our economy. -Jeb Hensarling

There's something on Wall Street called PIG – panic, ignorance, and greed. Those are the big sins. I'm not greedy, I knew I was ignorant, and I didn't panic. -Melvin Van Peebles

If you now have 20 previews, you will regard 19 of them as super-rehearsals, which is fine, except you are being watched by thousands. I remember suggesting on more than one show over the years, 'Let's not have any previews.' But no one agreed with me. If you could do that, however, it would be a great gimmick – no previews, just opening night. -Tim Rice

In the '90s, everyone thought we'd solved everything and liberal capitalism was the agreed way to live. That got blown up in 9/11, and capitalism proved completely flawed in 2008. -David Farr

I think the main focus in America is – is basically greed. -Adam Yauch

I never agreed with the message of the Catholic Church – and still don't to this day. -Ronnie James Dio

The Catholic Church, though I think it's important that people grow up with moral values, I just always disagreed with their tactics, which I thought were fright tactics, as opposed to sitting down and explaining the situation. -Ronnie James Dio

I used to be an awful asker. I was the 14-year-old who didn't correct the family I would babysit for when they gave me less money than we had agreed to, because it felt rude and scary. -Caroline Ghosn

The greatest honor of my life was to lead these men in my platoon, even though it was a war that I and they disagreed with. -Seth Moulton

NASA, and all the other spacefaring nations of the world, have agreed to a set of 'planetary-protection' principles, aimed at preventing the accidental contamination of another habitable world with organisms from Earth. -David Grinspoon

When you work in a writers room for a showrunner, you serve that story, and you serve that showrunner. I don't think it should be called writing; I think it should be called rendering content. Because you are there to render the content that is agreed upon in the room, and you're serving the voice of the main storyteller, which is the showrunner. -Tanya Saracho

One of the first things I said to my kids and we all agreed upon when we first started shooting the show was if we're going to do this, we're all in. We're not going to worry about editing ourselves. So that's what you see. It's raw, and it's real, and it's footage that hopefully people learn from some of our experiences. -Kris Jenner

Where the grifter is shameless, the grafter shrinks from exposure, which could only endanger the racket. He is greedy but not creatively ambitious. He toils in mundane self-dealing, insider trading, bribe taking, witness tampering, and other forms of workaday corruption. -Jacob Weisberg

Despite all the Internet has done to make prices transparent and bibliographic information universal, you can still find – at book sales and thrift shops, auctions and even fancy dealers – unrecognized or underpriced rarities. Getting something valuable for cheap is the basic, greedy thrill of book collecting. -Jacob Weisberg

For a very long time, I thought everyone I met through the process of getting an agent and a publishing deal had made a mistake. When they agreed to pay me for the book, I thought they would ask me for the money back. -Lisa Jewell

The basis of Ronald Reagan was his humanity. I might not have agreed with his politics, but my research – all I read about him and by him – was that he was revered because he had a big heart. He was very religious and sincere. He believed that one spoke truths because, otherwise, people would know you were lying. None of that even applies to Trump. -Tim Matheson

I've worked in two public school districts, Minneapolis and Baltimore, one as a senior leader. And while we might not always have agreed with the union, and we might have had deep differences, they came to the table. -DeRay Mckesson

Everybody agreed I had all this talent, but I didn't know what to make of it. -Fantastic Negrito

I was pretty much a warmonger and a pretty greedy guy. I always wanted to make as much money as I possibly could and felt the downtrodden didn't deserve a break. -Ed Schultz

I think we're all greedy. Who do you know who says, 'I have enough! I don't need any more!'? It's part of human nature. -Kevin Macdonald

I actually own works of art I've always wanted to own – I collect photographs by the late William Claxton. I met him in L.A.; later, he agreed to shoot the cover for my album 'Call Me Irresponsible' for free. I was so fat at the time, and he made me look as good as I possibly could. -Michael Buble

When we agreed to the changes in the emissions standards and the objectives for 2025 with President Obama, there was a very clear road map that was put in place that required a midterm review, which should have been completed by 2017 and '18. -Sergio Marchionne

Punk rock, to me, was always outsiderness. When I first saw large-group-scene punk rock, I was repelled by it, because there were way too many people who agreed with each other. -James Murphy

Short of a space-alien invasion or an Oklahoma tornado, there is almost no problem that a democracy can tackle in a year. But that isn't why we have a government. We have a government to solve the problems that greedy, short-sighted businessmen like me can't. -Glenn Kelman

War and peace-making, human rights, humanitarian issues have become industries, but nobody looks closely at human greed, at the arms industry and the manufacture of landmines. Art has to take a wider view. The problems of Ireland are my problems, too. -Haris Pasovic

A healthy desire for wealth is not greed. It's a desire for life. -Jen Sincero

Be it terrorists or 'blinded by greed' capitalists or 'deaf and dumb and siloed' officials, special interests will always tyrannize the common good. -Mark Goulston

Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump. It's everyone who's ever doubted Donald, who's ever disagreed, whoever challenged him. It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe. -Omarosa Manigault Newman

A lot of people don't know this about Wu-Tang, it started from a focused mind. I was given total autonomy to do whatever I want with them… They agreed, to me, to be a dictator for five years. And in those five years, it's considered some of our best work. -Rza

I think my whole deal was I didn't think other people had a right to an opinion. I think the problem I had was, in real life, it was my way or the highway, and if people disagreed with me, then they were just wrong. -Randy Orton

Nobody trusts anyone in authority today. It is one of the main features of our age. Wherever you look, there are lying politicians, crooked bankers, corrupt police officers, cheating journalists and double-dealing media barons, sinister children's entertainers, rotten and greedy energy companies, and out-of-control security services. -Adam Curtis

People have become obsessed with the greed of celebrity and self-branding and wanting to be known and recognized and succeed in some way, and they're not prepared to share and help each other. -Genesis P-Orridge

You know that Vince Russo… when Russo and I agreed to work together, one of his big ideas was that he wanted Lance Storm to be my son. -Eric Bischoff

I never stop reading. I read everything, and I read every day. If you never read anything, be curious. Curiosity is the true foundation of education, reading things that we've factually already agreed on, and I love reading books. With that said, it's more important that you ask the question 'why.' -Killer Mike

I don't want to believe it – that parenting itself makes art hard, that you must always sacrifice one for the other, that there is something inherently selfish and greedy and darkly obsessive in the desire to care as much about the thing you are writing or making as you do about the other humans in your life. What parent would want to believe this? -Kim Brooks

The desire to keep television out of our son's life was one of the few parenting priorities my husband and I agreed on from the beginning. We debated the pros and cons of co-sleeping, of pacifiers, of chemical-free crib mattresses and baby sign language. The television question, on the other hand, was a no-brainer. -Kim Brooks

I've read some pretty harsh criticisms of my music, but some of them I agreed with and actually sat with me. -Earl Sweatshirt

I am a greedy actor: I want all the scripts to come to me. So I do all the good films which come my way, even if it means I'll rest a little less. -Rajkummar Rao

Corporate greed in New York won. It suffocated anything interesting out of the city. -James Ransone

'Ever closer union' is one of the totemically controversial phrases in the European Union's Treaties. It seems to give weight to the view that the scheme is designed to end in a single state and that those who agreed the texts have long know this, even if they have been unwilling to admit it to the British people. -Jacob Rees-Mogg

In high school, the drama program shifted to musicals, and that's not a skill set I possess, so I let sports be my outlet, and I agreed to play football in college. I was invited to play at the University of Missouri, and I played there for a year, but when all of the talented people are plucked and put in one place, it's scary; it's tough. -Charlie Weber

I think a project is full of charms if it's a good production or has a character that I'm greedy for. -Lee Min-ho

I am a greedy actor, and I want the best roles to come my way. -Kartik Aaryan

I don't believe in remaking television series. I should never have agreed to reviving 'Upstairs Downstairs' because my heart wasn't in it, but part of me did think about my pension. -Eileen Atkins

I am an extremely greedy actor. I want to do all sorts of roles. -Nushrat Bharucha

Glenn was the one who invited me to join the Eagles in 1974, and it turned out to be a gift of a lifetime to have spent so many years working side by side with him. He was funny, strong, and generous. At times, it felt like we were brothers, and at other times, like brothers, we disagreed. -Don Felder

Dad has been my guiding force. Whenever I am confused about choosing a script, I discuss it with him. However, I have said 'no' to scripts he agreed to, while he has said 'yes,' too, for scripts I have turned down. We have this mutual understanding that works between us. -Naga Chaitanya

SpongeBob represents idiocy. He is dumb. Patrick is dumb. Mr. Krabs is greedy. Squidward is a snob and vain. -Stephen Hillenburg

What's interesting to 'Vikings' the series is that Horik is so blind in his greed and his desire for revenge that he can't hear reason, and he's probably so insecure about Ragnar that he won't take his advice. And straight up, honestly, if you ever have to say to someone, 'Hey, remember, I'm the king?' It's too late, and you've lost your authority. -Donal Logue

If Macron thinks there is no immigration crisis in Italy, he should open his doors to the 9,000 migrants France agreed to welcome from Italy in accordance with signed European agreements. -Matteo Salvini

Being appreciated for playing a female warrior seems too good to be true. I enjoy playing such empowered roles, and on a related note, that's why I agreed to become the brand ambassador for the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign. -Tamannaah

There's a significant difference between greed and hunger. When you're greedy, you just want things. That's your only need. But when you're hungry for things, it's a mixture of need and want, which is more logical to me. -Mohamed Bamba

The Democratic Party needs to take a stand against corporate greed. -Richard Ojeda

Back when I was in high school, being a Republican was like cursing. Republicans were greedy people who didn't take care of the workingman. -Richard Ojeda

Harveys opened against the backdrop of Thatcher's greed culture. -Marco Pierre White

'Wall Street' was the big movie of 1987, the year in which Harveys opened. It was a film about greed and self-indulgence, about hunger for success, and Michael Douglas's line, 'breakfast is for wimps,' became a mantra for anyone who wanted to get to the top. -Marco Pierre White

GE Appliances has agreed to give my mom a whole kitchen's worth of new appliances and a washer and dryer, and all I need to do is shout them out. -Darci Lynne Farmer

When I started, I was a striker for the first few months. Our goalkeeper didn't show up once, and the team was asked who wanted to fill in for him. No-one really wanted to, but I thought it would be an interesting challenge, so I agreed to do it. -Loris Karius

Yes, I am a very greedy actor. I love acting, and I want to do all kinds of roles. -Bhumi Pednekar

I try to be more mindful and less greedy. -Stacey Dooley

I want to place the facts before the people. Tell them about the greediness of Congress and how it divided the Telugu people and destroyed the state for political gains. -N. Chandrababu Naidu

I really didn't know If I wanted to pursue the Olympics for wrestling. I didn't know what to do with my life. So, I prayed about it. My manager called me a few weeks later and asked if I wanted to fight. I agreed to give it a shot, and I went out and got knocked out. -Johny Hendricks

We have to put an end to the culture of selfishness and corruption that allows greedy Wall Street banks and executives to rip off working people without any consequences. -Tulsi Gabbard

At Inter Milan, I agreed to play on the wing and didn't like it. -Diego Forlan

I am not a greedy actor. -Nana Patekar

I want to keep doing interesting work with interesting people in whatever form that may take, but I want to play the big parts of classical theatre; I want to go on stage and play great Shakespearean roles and, at the same time, do amazing, challenging indie films and comedy, and I want to do it all. I am greedy. -Gwilym Lee

Taking on corporate greed is an environmental concern. -Rashida Tlaib

I never thought I would sing professionally, but it so happened that I made Babul hear a Bengali song I had sung many years ago. He thought I should sing and bring out an album. I readily agreed. -Hema Malini

The modern Left is not driven by fairness. It is guided by an ideology of greed and envy. Those are vices, not virtues. -Stephen Moore

I'm all about assists; I'm not really greedy. -Kyle Walker

As an actor, I am greedy. -Shweta Tripathi

If you want my Tim Hortons order, I do get the egg and sausage and cheese on a biscuit. One is usually enough. If I'm really feeling greedy, I'll get two. I'll do that with a large coffee. -Vanessa Williams

When Barack Obama arrived in Washington, many in the media welcomed him with optimism as a historic figure focused on progressive change. But their overwhelmingly favorable treatment of him ultimately turned Americans who disagreed with Obama's policies away from traditional media sources they came to distrust. -Ben Domenech

I've always wanted to be a winner, the best player, the one that everyone is talking about. I'm greedy in that sense. -James Maddison

When I agreed to do the Blink shows, I said that I'd do it as long as they were willing to practise every day. -Matt Skiba

My parents are both war veterans; they met in Vietnam. They were involved in a war that they absolutely disagreed with. -Matt Skiba

'Line Of Duty,' for dramatic purposes, tends to create characters whose corruption is balanced on certain ethical conflicts, whereas the majority of corruption in the real world is simply based on greed. -Jed Mercurio

Prosecutors use the conspiracy doctrine to punish two or more people who merely agree to commit a criminal act. They don't even have to actually perform the act; they just need to have agreed to do so. -Neal Katyal

I agreed to be on 'Strictly Come Dancing' without watching the show. I got talked into it by my manager. And my God, I was crap at it. -Joe Calzaghe

If I'm greedy and keep chasing the money, it's inevitable I will be beaten one day. -Joe Calzaghe

I am very greedy as an actor. I want to explore as much as possible. -Mithila Palkar

Before I retired, I had agreed to join the BBC to work as a pundit, with my contract beginning at the start of the 2014/15 season. -Phil Neville

I'm not going to have the TV personality and be like, 'There's no bitterness. There's no ugliness.' There's bitterness. There's ugliness. There's pain. There's greed. There's malice, and there's hurt. That's all good stuff for any kind of art. I'm not necessarily feeding that side of myself, and I try not to encourage it too much. -Pete Holmes

I remember talking to comedian Jimmy Pardo about his experience waiting to hear about his own pilot, and we both agreed on one thing: When you can't control your showbiz fate, you can at least control the amount of ice cream you're eating. And if you're like us, it was a lot. -Pete Holmes

When I see people scratching and clawing towards ambition and greed, I wonder why they are doing it and for what. -Raveena Tandon

Protect your hand when you're confident you're in the lead. Don't be greedy and try to milk your opponent for a few more chips when the pot is already large. -Daniel Negreanu

I'm not a real greedy guy. -Le'Veon Bell

You can be hostile to greed. You can be hostile to income inequality. You can be for raising raises… but you can't be hostile to businesses because 98 percent of businesses are small business people. -Tim Ryan

I'm always a bit suspicious of the sort of person who argues by saying 'What would Jesus have said?' They usually mean that they are quite sure Jesus would have agreed with them. -Peter Hitchens

The negative effects of greedy politicians have haunted the north-east for years; it's very apparent. -Sam Fender

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