I think if the church put in half the time on covetousness that it does on lust, this would be a better world for all of us.
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
Of covetousness, we may truly say that it makes' both the Alpha and Omega in the devil's alphabet, and that it is the first vice in corrupt nature which moves, and the last which dies.robert south
When workmen strive to do better than well, They do confound their skill in covetousness.william shakespeare
The covetousness or the malignity, which saddens me, when I ascribe it to society, is my own. I am environed by my self.
When all sins grow old, covetousness is young.
covetousness, and the desire of having in our possession, and under our dominion, more than we have need of, being the root of all evil, should be early and carefully weeded out, and the contrary quality of a readiness to impart to others, implanted. This should be encourag'd by great commendation and credit, and constantly taking care that he loses nothing by his liberality .john locke
covetousness, which is idolatry.