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Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 144.
- Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness.
- Christopher Marlowe, The Jew of Malta (c. 1592), Act I, scene 2.
- Quicquid servatur, cupimus magis: ipsaque furem
Cura vocat. Pauci, quod sinit alter, amant.
- We covet what is guarded; the very care invokes the thief. Few love what they may have.
- Ovid, Amorum (16 BC), III. 4. 25.
- Verum est aviditas dives, et pauper pudor.
- True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves.
- Phaedrus, Fables, II. 1. 12.
- Alieni appetens sui profusus.
- Covetous of the property of others and prodigal of his own.
- Sallust, Catilina, V.
- I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires:
But if it be a sin to covet honor
I am the most offending soul alive.
- When workmen strive to do better than well,
They do confound their skill in covetousness.