Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Definition of Covet

Covet

  1. To wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of; -- used in a good sense.
  2. To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden).
  3. To have or indulge inordinate desire.

Covet Quotations

All the commandments: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and so on, are summed up in this single command: You must love your neighbor as yourself.
Jesus Christ

All people - African, European, American - worry about being different. But I've learned that the traits we'd rush to get rid of are the very ones that others desire. People always covet what they don't have. That's why we should look at ourselves every now and then and say, 'I'm proud of myself. I like the way I'm made.'
Freida Pinto

If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul.
William Shakespeare

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 honours.
Lao Tzu

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
More "Covet" Quotations

Covet Translations

covet in German is begehren
covet in Italian is bramare
covet in Latin is inhio
covet in Spanish is codiciar