Everyone lies... People lie a lot especially about themselves and their relatives or fellows. Lie to seem better than they really are. Lie to avoid pauses in the conversation. Lie just for fun... That's why if they tell you something and it evokes some deep emotions or wonder in you, take it easy as there's a big probability it's a lie.
In order to resist a temptation, it's not necessary to have great will power as many people think. It only takes sensibility and understanding towards the fact that a temptation is a worm on the hook. And if you try to swallow it, your life may never be happy again.
Greed… greed… I see it as the heaviest human sin. I guess, greed is some kind of sadomasochism. Guess how many mice got into mousetraps because of free cheese. And how many snakes choked over something big that they tried to swallow… Or how much one overpaid… because of the desire to save money…
Greed may become the source of many sins...
It's greed that can make one do one's job badly because of trying to take shortcuts or save materials. Something done badly is a heavy sin. A lot of work was left half-done or gummed up because of greed. It's greed that can make a person throw money away and still get nothing. And pay twice as more later. Thus, it will be a sin of energy inefficiency.
There's hardly anything that is punished by destiny more than greed. Pain is greed's middle name.
A barrel of honey will find on the fly, finding first the tar. A barrel of tar will find a spoonful of honey, finding first honey. Cheese in a mousetrap and other freebies - a spoonful of honey in a barrel of tar.