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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on alcohol, drugs, greed, ignorance, love, people, power, society, stupidity, and trouble

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 (1947 -)

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A Quote by Norman Mailer on animals, fighting, greed, horses, lust, meetings, politics, and practicality

A political convention is after all not a meeting of a corporation's board of directors; it is a fiesta, a carnival, a pig-rooting, horse-snorting, band-playing, voice-screaming medieval get-together of greed, practical lust, meeting, feud, vendetta, conciliation, of rabble-rousers, fist fights (as it used to be), embraces, drunks (again as it used to be) and collective rivers of animal sweat.

Norman Mailer (1923 -)

Source: Some Honorable Men: Political Conventions

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A Quote by Prophet Muhammad on desires, greed, hunger, and religion

Two hungry wolves do not do so much havoc to a flock of sheep as greed and desire do to one's religion.

Muhammad (570 - 632)

Source: Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad

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A Quote by Milton Friedman on capitalism, greed, kindness, problems, and society

What kind of society isn't structured on greed? 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 system.

Milton Friedman (1912 - 2006)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on achievement, greed, immortality, obstacles, reward, virtue, and wealth

Greed for enlightenment and immortality is no different than greed for material wealth. It is self-centered and dualistic, and thus an obstacle to true attainment. Therefore these states are never achieved by those who covet them; rather, they are the reward of the virtuous.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (59)

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A Quote by John Haynes Holmes on economics, government, greed, leadership, peace, politics, popularity, promises, spirituality, support, and world

There must appear a spiritual and moral leadership rising above economic and political situations. Governments in both their domestic and foreign policies appeal for popular support by promises of material gain. We cannot make peace by mere appeal to greed. We must give the peoples of the world something to live for as well as something to live on.

John Haynes Holmes (1879 -)

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A Quote by Joe J. Christensen on greed and selfishness

The more our hearts and minds are turned to assisting others less fortunate than we, the more we will avoid the spiritually cankering effects that result from greed, selfishness and overindulgence.

Joe J. Christensen (1929 -)

Source: General Conference, April 1999, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis on christianity, conceit, devil, evil, god, greed, humility, lies, mind, morality, opposites, pride, teachers, vices, and virtue

The vice I am talking about is Pride or Self-Conceit: and the virtue opposite to it, in Christian morals, is called Humility. You may remember, when I was talking about sexual morality, I warned you that the centre of Christian morals did not lie there. Well, now we have come to the centre. According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere flea-bites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind.

Jack Lewis (1898 - 1963)

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A Quote by J. Reuben Clark, Jr. on chastity, greed, and honesty

Let us again clothe ourselves with these proved and sterling virtues - honesty, truthfulness, chastity, sobriety, temperance, industry, and thrift; let us discard all covetousness and greed.

J. Reuben Clark (1871 - 1961)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Ivan Boesky on good, greed, and health

I think greed is healthy. You can be greedy and still feel good about yourself.

Ivan Boesky

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