The covetous man is like a camel with a great hunch on his back; heaven's gate must be made higher and broader, or he will hardly get in.
The reputation of generosity is to be purchased pretty cheap; it does not depend so much upon a man’s general expense, as it does upon his giving handsomely where it is proper to give at all. A man, for instance, who should give a servant four shillings, would pass for covetous, while he who gave him a crown, would be reckoned generous; so that the difference of those two opposite characters, turns upon one shilling.stanhope, philip, 4th earl of chesterfield
Though ye take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left: ye cannot bereave him of his covetousness.john milton
The covetous man is like a camel with a great hunch on his back; heaven's gate must be made higher and broader, or he will hardly get in.thomas adam
A greater absurdity cannot be thought of than a morose, hard-hearted, covetous, proud, malicious Christian.jonathan edwards
The covetous person lives as if the world were made altogether for him, and not he for the world.robert south
Our lord bishops…that swinish rabble, are petty antichrists, petty popes, proud prelates, intolerable withstanders of reformation, enemies of the gospel, and most covetous wretched priests.
I hate the man who builds his name On ruins of another's fame. Thus prudes, by characters o'erthrown, Imagine that they raise their own. Thus Scribblers, covetous of praise, Think slander can transplant the bays.john gay
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.william shakespeare
The covetous person lives as if the world were made altogether for him, and not he for the world.
The covetous man heaps up riches, not to enjoy them, but to have them.
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God ? Do not be deceived ; neither fornicators , nor [[w:Idolaters|idolaters, nor adulterers , nor effeminate , nor homosexuals , nor thieves , nor the covetous, nor drunkards , nor revilers , nor swindlers , will inherit the kingdom of God.
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters , nor adulterers , nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind , nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards , nor revilers, nor extortioners , shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Be charitable before wealth makes thee covetous.