"Greed, I say, is a great flood; it is a whirlpool that sucks a person down, a constant yearning, always seeking a hold, continually in movement."
Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha
“Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given away in marriage, up to the very day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came, and swept them all away."
"What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What is the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?"