Whoever loves money will never have enough money; Whoever loves wealth will not be satisfied with it. ECCLESIASTES 5:10
Greed comes in many forms. Greed for approval. Greed for applause. Greed for status. Greed for the best office, the fastest car, the prettiest date. Greed has many faces, but speaks one language: the language of more. Epicurus noted, “Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.” And what was that observation of John D. Rockefeller’s? He was asked, “How much money does it take to satisfy a man?” He answered, “Just a little more.” Wise was the one who wrote, “Whoever loves money will never have enough money; Whoever loves wealth will not be satisfied with it” (Ecclesiastes 5:10).
Greed has a growling stomach. Feed it, and you risk more than budget-busting debt. You risk losing purpose.
from CURE FOR THE COMMON LIFE