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John Milton

True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves.

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Christopher Marlowe

Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness.

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Daniel Defoe

As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is the worst of all snares.

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William Shakespeare

Fool: I go, sir, but I would not have you to think that my desire of having is the sin of covetousness.

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John Milton

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

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Confucius

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

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Confucius

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

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Michel de Montaigne

Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet - the first vice in corrupt nature that moves, and the last which dies.

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The labour of love and the patience of hope,
Click it once to gain your view;
But the flattering words from a fool are like a cloak of covetousness.

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There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy.

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