31 Quotes About Coveting

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Sometimes it can be difficult to change an individual’s behaviors. Comparing yourself to others can lead to discontent. Here is a look at some of the best quotes about coveting that will keep you inspired.

“Coveting, pouting, or tearing others down does not elevate your standing, nor does demeaning someone else improve your self-image.”

“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.”

“For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.”

“Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.”

“Haters are those, that never were given any chances, that blew their chances, or that never took the chance.”

“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.”

“He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.”

“How could two people seem so perfect together, be so happy together, an yet be so wrong in so many others’ eyes?”

“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.”

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

“If the whole world is in a rush and people are out of step with themselves, they fail to catch that quirky aura and that special quality of
life that feeds our soul-searching frame of mind and that builds a coveted haven, giving recognition and self-reliance.”

“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.”

“In order to make a man or boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.”

“It is in the nature of man to want what he does not have. This modern concern for happiness seems a real testimony of its absence.”

“Jack may’ve been deceitful by blood and a liar by nature, but hot damn holy honeysuckle, he knew how to kiss.”

“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.”

“No misery compares to staring at a clear night’s sky with arms stretched toward a coveted star, wishing on what is forever out of reach.”

“Old school feminism, coveting social power, is blind to woman’s cosmic sexual power.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“The love of money is the root of all evil.” The lack of money is the root of all evil.”

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

“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, for there are plenty of others.”

“Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.”

“We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us.”

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

“We fell, but we never let the box fall from our hands. Then we ran. We ran blindly, and men and houses streaked past us in a torrent without shape.”

“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…”

“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.”

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

The first place to look when it comes to the dangers of coveting is inside the Bible.