Actors always have to fight for the good parts. There are so few good roles written for women each year, and when one is written like this every actress in town covets the role.
He who covets what belongs to another deservedly loses his own.phaedrus
He covets less Than misery itself would give; rewards His deeds with doing them, and is content To spend the time to end it.william shakespeare
He's not out seeing a sight but the rock crystal thing to see the startling El Greco brimming with inner light that covets nothing that it has let go. This then you may know as the hero.marianne moore
The taste of beauty, and the relish of what is decent, just and amiable, perfects the character of the gentleman and the philosopher. And the study of such a taste or relish will, as we suppose, be ever the great employment and concern of him who covets as well to be wise and good, as agreeable and polite.
Let's live with that small pittance which we have; Who covets more is evermore a slave.Robert Herrick
When everyone covets something, they are easily annoyed by it.
He who covets what belongs to another deservedly loses his own.