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But I would not believe, and, dazzled by the greed of avarice, I thought that if one eye could show me riches, the other might teach me how to get possession of them.
What passions, what greed, what crimes, the knowledge of such a mine as that would cause
But a man who believes in something else than his own greed, has necessarily a conscience or standard to which he more or less adapts himself.
How I cursed the cowardice of the neighbours; how I blamed my poor mother for her honesty and her greed, for her past foolhardiness and present weakness
or has the greed of curiosity too much command of you?
He told himself that, despite his unprecedented suffering, he had never lost his greed for a victory, yet, he said, in a half-apologetic manner to his conscience, he could not but know that a defeat for the army this time might mean many favor- able things for him.
His lust and greed were afire, while his vanity had been wounded to the core.
Probably he reasoned that with my greed for all manner of literature the bad would become known to me along with the good at any rate, and I had better know that he knew it.
When it comes to our finances, greed clouds our judgment.
There is greed when business owners pay their employees as contractuals with minimum wages, even if their companies earn hundreds of millions or billions in profits every year.
Underlying every boom-and-bust cycle of financial instability in modern history is a dangerous undertow of greed, says Magnuson, that is now global and electronic and washing up misfortune around the world at the speed of light.
Obviously it's all a massive (entirely legal) tax dodge with Lady Greed enjoying non dom status in Monaco.