Quotes of Covetousness

“ Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home. ”

- Thornton Wilder

“ When workmen strive to do better than well, they do confound their skill in covetousness. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Five enemies of peace inhabit with us / avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace. ”

- Francesco Petrarch

“ If I shall be condemned Upon surmises, all proofs sleeping else But what your jealousies awake, I tell you 'Tis rigor and not law. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ The desire to create continually is vulgar and betrays jealousy, envy, ambition. If one is something one really does not need to make anything — and one nonetheless does very much. There exists above the "productive" man a yet higher species. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ To be truly selfish one needs a degree of self-esteem. The self-despisers are less intent on their own increase than on the diminution of others. Where self-esteem is unattainable, envy takes the place of greed. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. ”

- Yoda

“ We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all. ”

- Dorothy Day

“ The artist envies what the arties gains, The bard the rival bard's successful strains. ”

- Hesiod

“ Three sparks — pride, envy, and avarice — have been kindled in all hearts. ”

- Dante Alighieri

“ Oh, the jealousy, the greed is the unraveling. It's the unraveling and it undoes all the joy that could be. ”

- Joni Mitchell

“ Avarice, envy, pride, Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of all On Fire. ”

- Dante Alighieri

“ Whoever envies another confesses his superiority. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ The only causes of regret are laziness, outbursts of temper, hurting others, prejudice, jealousy, and envy. ”

- Germaine Greer

“ Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men. ”

- Dante Alighieri

“ Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. ”

- Wilma Rudolph

“ Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that. ”

- Oliver Stone

“ How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied. ”

- Herodotus

“ There are three things which the superior man guards against. In youth…lust. When he is strong…quarrelsomeness. When he is old…covetousness. ”

- Confucius

“ Covetousness like jealousy, when it has taken root, never leaves a person but with their life. Cowardice is the dread of what will happen. ”

- Epictetus

“ The richest man on earth is but a pauper fed and clothed by the bounty of heaven. Proverb Riches have made more men covetous, than covetousness hath made men rich. ”

- Unknown

“ Youth covets; let not this covetousness seduce you. ”

- Johann Friedrich von Schiller

“ Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness. ”

- John Milton

“ The disease of jealously is so malignant that is converts all it takes into its own nourishment. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ Five enemies of peace inhabit with us — avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace. ”

- Francesco Petrarch

“ Envy is honor's foe. ”

- Motto

“ Envy is like a fly that passes all the body's sounder parts, and dwells upon the sores. ”

- Arthur Chapman

“ Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness. ”

- Christopher Marlowe

“ Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. ”

- Buddha
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