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A Quote by Saint Polycarp on god, spirit, teaching, purity, wisdom, experience, justice, restraint, greed, and genuiness

Beware of greed and remain pure and just.  Restrain yourself from every vice.  He who cannot restrain himself, how will he be able to teach others restraint?

Saint Polycarp

Source: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/ St. Polycarp's letter to the Philippians

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A Quote by Thom Yorke on politics, greed, economics, environmentalism, genocide, law, destruction, spiritual, sneakers, human rights, china, violation, malls, capitalism, tesco, hands, and dirty

"It's just the law governing western politics pure blind greed - economics is an unquestionable sacred law above all humane considerations (is this just me), it is a justification for slave labour, genocide, environmental and spiritual destruction. Everyone wants their cheap sneakers and bloody stupid keyrings and plasticware above all else, and are happy to leave China unchecked, happy to condone their blatant violation of human rights. After all how can we justify our cathedral-like shopping malls and rusting capitalist monoliths, other than finding the next oppressed population and get them on the payroll? "Thank you Tesco, thank you Tesco." All our hands are dirty."

Thom Yorke

Source: Talking about Tibet

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A Quote by Domus Ulixes on greed, government, and system

Greed and the pursuit of personal gain will be the downfall of any governmental system.

Frederik Kerling

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A Quote by Francis of Assisi on charity, wisdom, fear, ignorance, patience, humility, anger, vexation, poverty, joy, greed, avarice, peace, meditation, anxiety, and doubt

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.  Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation.  Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice.  Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.

Francis of Assisi

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A Quote by Ruth Stone on help, asking, needs, hunger, greed, and suicide

If I heard a girl crying help
I would go to save her;
But you hardly ever hear those words.
Dear children, you must try to say
Something when you are in need.
Don't confuse hunger with greed;
And don't wait until you are dead.

Ruth Stone

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 37 (from Advice)

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A Quote by Warren Buffett on greed, fear, caution, investment, and buying

Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful.

Warren Buffett (1930 -)

Source: - Lecturing to a group of students at Columbia U. He was 21 years old.

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A Quote by Shinjo Ito on nirvana, extinguish, burning, fire, three, poison, greed, anger, ignorance, dissatisfaction, and letting go

Nirvana means to extinguish the burning fires of the Three Poisons: greed, anger, and ignorance. This can be accomplished by letting go of dissatisfaction.

Shinjo Ito

Source: Shinjo: Reflections, Pages: 94

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A Quote by Mr. on meek, the meek, inherit, the earth, parable, moral, pollution, greed, and mr prophet

 

It has been written that the meek shall inherit the earth. What has not been written is that they shall inherit it after the greedy and the selfish have already polluted the air, fouled the water and poisoned the food chain.  The actual moral of the parable is stand up for yourself, for our planet and for all who dwell here.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

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A Quote by Barack Obama on ambition, greed, potential, purpose, success, service, and self

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition.  It asks too little of yourself. ... Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.

Barack Obama

Source: Commencement Address, Knox College, June 4, 2005

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on greed and sharing

Those who have much are often greedy, those who have little always share.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: The Wisdom of Oscar Wilde

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