7 Quotes Regarding Want


Four things does a reckless man gain who covets his neighbor's wife - demerit, an uncomfortable bed, thirdly, punishment, and lastly, hell.
The Dhammapada

From covetousness anger proceeds; from covetousness lust is born; from covetousness come delusion and perdition. Covetousness is the cause of sin.
The Hitopadesa

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

True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves.
Phaedrus

He that visits the sick in hopes of a legacy, but is never so friendly in all other cases, I look upon him as being no better than a raven that watches a weak sheep only to peck out its eyes.
Seneca

Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.
William Shakespeare

Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet - the first vice in corrupt nature that moves, and the last which dies.
Robert South

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