Coveting Quotes

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  • Tom said to himself that it was not such a hollow world, after all. He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it -- namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.

    Boys   Men   Order  
    Mark Twain (1992). “Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn”, p.14, Wordsworth Editions
  • Stubborn selfishness leads otherwise good people to fight over herds, patches of sand, and strippings of milk. All this results from what the Lord calls coveting "the drop," while neglecting the "more weighty matters." (D&C 117:8) Myopic selfishness magnifies a mess of pottage and makes thirty pieces of silver look like a treasure trove. In our intense acquisitiveness, we forget Him who once said, "What is property unto me?"

  • I don't go to premieres. I don't go to parties. I don't covet the Oscar. I don't want any of that. I don't go out. I just have dinner at home every night with my kids. Being famous, that's a whole other career. And I haven't got any energy for it.

    Party   Kids   Home  
  • My greatest happiness is to serve my gracious King and Country and I am envious only of glory; for if it be a sin to covet glory I am the most offending soul alive.

    Horatio Nelson's letter to his mistress Lady Hamilton, 1800.
  • Greed and desire Not peace, but fire Coveting creation Created damnation Pulled alongside A gate thrown too wide Now our home calls And darkness fall "I rubbed my temples, feeling a headache coming on."A for effort, ladies, but F for clarity. You do realise that your wierd poem things never explain anything".

    Fall   Home   Fire  
  • Coveting, pouting, or tearing others down does not elevate your standing, nor does demeaning someone else improve your self-image.

    Self   Doe   Coveting  
  • Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, for there are plenty of others.

    Family   Wife   Coveting  
  • in order to make a man or boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.

    Boys   Men   Order  
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ch. 2 (1876)
  • ... a bad attitude, that the love of money is the root of all evil and the rich are evil and greedy and all that stuff. It’s basically socialism and communism.

    "Parents still tell kids to save money. That's really obsolete". Interview with Nastassia Arendse, March 8, 2017.
  • If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul.

    William Shakespeare, Oliver William Bourn Peabody, John Payne Collier, Samuel Weller Singer, Charles Symmons (1839). “The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: Henry IV, pt. 2. Henry V. Henry VI, pts. 1-3”, p.189
  • Old school feminism, coveting social power, is blind to woman's cosmic sexual power.

  • What does he do, Clarice? What is the first and principal thing he does, what need does he serve by killing? He covets. How do we begin to covet? We begin by coveting what we see every day.

    Doe   Needs   Coveting  
    Thomas Harris (2009). “The Silence of the Lambs”, p.296, Macmillan
  • MOST of the ugliness in the human narrative comes from a distorted quest to possess beauty. COVETING begins with appreciating blessings: MURDER begins with a hunger for justice. LUST begins with a recognition of beauty. GLUTTONY begins when our enjoyment of the delectable gifts of GOD starts to consume us. IDOLATRY begins when our seeing a reflection of God in something beautiful leads to our thinking that the beautiful image bearer is worthy of WORSHIP.

  • The lack of money is the root of all evil.

    Funny   Bible   Sarcastic  
    Mark Twain, John Sutton Tuckey (1980). “The Devil's Race-track: Mark Twain's Great Dark Writings : the Best from Which was the Dream? and Fables of Man”, p.337, Univ of California Press
  • We are always striving for things forbidden, and coveting those denied us.

  • Crouchers move through a garden at a stoop: naming, gasping, horraying, admiring or coveting plants; Gapers saunter, smiling or sighing at what they find, succumbing to an intangible beatitude that takes them for a brief escape into another dimension. Both sorts of gardener are besotted; both get their hands dirty; think and talk gardening; but on the threshold of another's garden, each use a different set of whiskers.

    Funny   Dirty   Moving  
  • The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.

    Country   Military   War  
    Sun Tzu (2015). “The Art of War”, p.61, Xist Publishing
  • I'm going to get up every morning at 6:30 to work out. Then, when I've kept with it all week, I give myself something I really want, like a new handbag or a piece of jewelry I'm coveting.

  • The family. We are a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms. . . and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.

  • There is no sin coveting things are of no great use or profit, but would show out good and have some grandeur around them.

    Use   Coveting   Sin  
    Lady Gregory (2008). “New Irish Comedies”, p.96, Wildside Press LLC
  • Well-being is possible to the degree to which one has overcome one's narcissism; to the degree to which one is open, responsive, sensitive, awake, empty.... Well-being means, finally, to drop one's Ego, to give up greed, to cease chasing after preservation and the aggrandizement of the Ego, to be and to experience one's self in the act of being, not in having, preserving, coveting, using.

    Giving Up   Mean   Self  
  • He won healing, He won deliverance, He won financial prosperity, mental prosperity, physical prosperity, family prosperity. He said He would meet my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, and I am walking around and saying, "Yes, my needs are met according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Glory to God, I am coveting to the "need meter"; I am coveting to the I AM; Hallelujah! And I say this with all respect so that it don't upset you too bad, but I say it anyway; when I read in the Bible where He says "I AM" I just smile and say "Yes, I AM too!"

    Jesus   Healing   Upset  
  • Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.

    "The Latest Decalogue" l. 19 (1862)
  • The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.

  • We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect.

    Winston Churchill (2012). “Churchill: The Power of Words”, p.363, Da Capo Press
  • We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us.

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