more you get, the more you want
the more you get, the more you want
Rather than any sense of satisfaction or contentment, he accumulation of wealth and possessions only fuels a desire for further accumulation. He spent his whole life working harder and harder, saying he wanted to earn just a bit more for the sake of his family. Well, the more you get, the more you want, and you can't take any of it with you when you die. I was never into technology or material possessions before, but once I bought a new phone and laptop, it made me start really pining for all the latest cutting-edge gadgets. The more you get, the more you want, I suppose.
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more you get, the more you wantand more you have, the more you want
Prov. People are never satisfied with what they have. You may think that you'll be content being department supervisor, but power is like anything else—the more you have, the more you want.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.