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Definition of Covetousness

Covetousness

  1. Strong desire.
  2. A strong or inordinate desire of obtaining and possessing some supposed good; excessive desire for riches or money; -- in a bad sense.

Covetousness Quotations

There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy.
Chanakya

There are four Powers: memory and intellect, desire and covetousness. The two first are mental and the others sensual. The three senses: sight, hearing and smell cannot well be prevented; touch and taste not at all.
Leonardo da Vinci

True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves.
John Milton

Socialism violates at least three of the Ten Commandments: It turns government into God, it legalizes thievery and it elevates covetousness. Discussions of income inequality, after all, aren't about prosperity but about petty spite. Why should you care how much money I make, so long as you are happy?
Ben Shapiro

The curse of covetousness is that it destroys manhood by substituting money for character.
Lucy Larcom
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Covetousness Translations

covetousness in German is Begehrlichkeit
covetousness in Latin is concupiscentia
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