Most human actions have clearly set the beginning and the end. World of speculations rarely has clearly established end. Admittedly, a poker game ends and horse racing as well. However, we have to decide ourselves when to sell our bonds, shares and so on. Decide how much profit you want to achieve and terminate speculation when you reach your goal. These collected Quotes about Greed can help you in your fight with such negative emotions.
“Greed is a driving force of the economy.” – Unknown
The aim of the axiom of greed is to help answer the question of how much profit is enough. Greed is our enemy, not allowing us to get rid of speculation. No matter how big our profit, we want more. Resigning of speculation is the time when you catch your breath and say … we won, we got a medal, it is time to relax, to get enough of our success. “Or” … we lost, but we finished the race. It’s time to rest, to think about a new strategy to make a new plan. Tomorrow a new race will start”.
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Bernard Baruch, the financier, who made a large fortune in the stock market, once said: “I always sold shares when their price even went up – and this is one of the principles by which I keep my fortune. Many times I could earn a lot more, holding shares, but at the same time I’d participate in the loss during the collapse of their price.”
“The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.” – Bodhidharma
Nathan Rothschild, a banker, when once asked about whether there is a technique to make money in the stock market, said: “Certainly is. Personally, I never buy at the lowest price and always sell too soon. Dogma of greed says about the necessity of early elimination of speculation (gambling). Sell when your method safely, objectively tells you to sell or when you reach your pre-planned target. Sell, even if you’re still an optimist and believe that prices will still run high. Do not wait to reach the peak of prices. Do not count on the proverbial luck. The winning streak doesn’t lasts forever. Do not be disappointed when sales prices further go up without your participation. Greed quotes help us to determine before the start of the race, when to finish it, when to withdraw our money. The method of rewarding yourself is very helpful in this assessment. This system allows us to spend part of the money earned on, eg. a new car, fur, something that makes us happy. After all we trade and gamble, we live in anxiety, and we work not for just the money. We are also doing this for the adventure, for the satisfaction.
“He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Where man won’t get by himself, there’s greed that would lead”. – Unknown
“It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly.” – Samuel Butler
“Where is fear, there is greed”. – Unknown
“Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. And if they insist on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffett
“Man having everything, wants even more. It often happens that by his own greed he becomes empty-handed”. – Unknown
“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
“Greed is disgusting and sinful feature.” – Plato
“There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontent. And there is no greater disaster than greed.” – Lau Tzu
“Tomb and greed do not inherit”. – John Ruskin
“Wall Street never changes, the pockets change, the suckers change, the stocks change, but Wall Street never changes, because human nature never changes.” – Jesse Livermore
“The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can’t have it. The minute you don’t want power, you’ll have more than you ever dreamed possible.” – Ram Dass
“He who is greedy is always in want.” – Horace
“Human greed and stupidity is the indicator of trends in the world today”. – Unknown
“When I was young and beautiful, it seemed to me that the most important thing in life is money. Now, when I am old and ugly, I’m sure”. – George Bernard Shaw