greed


greed
01. The collective [greed] of mankind has resulted in a planet where our resources are being used up at an alarming rate.
02. His endless [greed] has made him an angry, unsatisfied person.
03. Casinos are the realm of hope, and [greed].
04. Too many corporations place their own [greed] above the needs of their clients.
05. I don't understand the [greed] of rich movie stars who do advertising to get even more money.
06. The calypso music of Trinidad was originally used as a way of laughing at the [greed], envy and vanity of the rich.
07. The children [greedily] ripped their Christmas presents open.
08. I dislike [greedy] employers who pay their employees as little as possible, but expect them to work hard all day.
09. He's a [greedy] man. He only married her because her family is quite wealthy.
10. You [greedy] pig! You ate the whole cake, and didn't leave even a crumb for the others.
11. The drunkard [greedily] gulped down his bottle of whiskey.
12. Workers are not [greedy] when they demand fair wages and benefits for a hard day's work.
13. Marion was a [greedy], grasping woman who had obviously married for money.
14. The pigs snuffled in [greedy] pleasure as they gobbled up their food.
15. A recent study stated that corrupt political elites and [greedy] business people in the developing world are putting private gain before the welfare of citizens, and the economic development of their countries.
16. Without gold, silver or precious stones to attract [greedy] eyes, Uruguay was largely ignored by the early Spanish explorers.
17. The vampire took a sip of the young virgin's blood, liked it, and then drank [greedily].
18. There is a Japanese proverb which states that even thinking about sexual pleasure has its roots in [greed].
19. The Koran tells us that those who preserve themselves from [greed] will surely prosper.
20. There is a Mongolian proverb which states that [greed] keeps men forever poor, and even the abundance of this world will not make them rich.
21. A Swiss proverb notes that the poor lack much, but the [greedy] more.
22. An Iranian proverb reminds us that a [greedy] man is always poor.
23. A Chinese proverb observes that people can be as [greedy] as a snake trying to swallow an elephant.
24. The Bible warns, "Be on your guard against all kinds of [greed]; for one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions."
25. Erich Fromm once said that [greed] is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.
26. Denis Diderot once said that we swallow [greedily] any lie that flatters us, but we sip little by little at a truth we find bitter.
27. Someone once remarked that we are born brave, trusting and [greedy], and most of us remain [greedy].
28. He's a [greedy] old man who won't even give his own children birthday presents.
29. Don Robinson once said that one weakness of our age is our apparent inability to distinguish our needs from our [greeds].
30. Charles Kuralt once remarked that the everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of [greed] in the headlines.
31. Tulsi Das once noted that there are three all-powerful evils: lust, anger and [greed].
32. Mahatma Gandhi once noted that there is sufficiency in the world for man's need, but not for man's [greed].
33. Lao-tzu once advised, "Seek not happiness too [greedily], and be not fearful of happiness."
34. Joseph Conrad once suggested that the discovery of America was the occasion of the greatest outburst of cruelty and reckless [greed] known in history.

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