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 Covetous


  1. Very desirous; eager to obtain; -- used in a good sense.
  2. Inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (esp. money); avaricious; -- in a bad sense.

Covetous Quotations

If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment.
Frances Wright

The man who has no money is poor, but one who has nothing but money is poorer. He only is rich who can enjoy without owning; he is poor who though he has millions is covetous.
Orison Swett Marden

Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness.
John Milton

The skilful employer of men will employ the wise man, the brave man, the covetous man, and the stupid man.
Du Mu

Be thrifty, but not covetous.
George Herbert
More "Covetous" Quotations

Covetous Translations

covetous in German is begehrlich
covetous in Spanish is codicioso
covetous in Swedish is vinningslysten, vinningslysten, sniken
Copyright © 2001 - 2015 BrainyQuote