Quicquid servatur, cupimus magis: ipsaque furem Cura vocat. Pauci, quod sinit alter, amant. We covet what is guarded; the very care invokes the thief. Few love what they may have. OvidAmorum. III. 4. 25.
I am not covetous for gold, Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost; It yearns me not if men my garments wear; Such outward things dwell not in my desires: But if it be a sin to covet honor I am the most offending soul alive. Henry V. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 24.