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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Covetous
 
  Covetousness, like a candle ill made, smothers the splendor of a happy fortune in its own grease.
            —Anonymous
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  Covetous persons are like sponges which greedily drink in water, but return very little until they are squeezed.
            —G. S. Bowles
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  Covetousness, like jealousy, when it has once taken root, never leaves a man but with his life.
            —Tom Brown
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  A covetous man is like a dog in a wheel, that roasteth meat for others.
            —John Ray (Handbook of Proverbs, 1670)
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