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[2] For he was admittedly a lover of wisdom, since even when he was well on in years he would say that he ‘grew old ever learning many things’; and he was not an admirer of wealth, but actually says that two men are alike wealthy of whom one
much silver hath,
And gold, and wide domains of wheat-bearing soil,
Horses and mules; while to the other only enough belongs
To give him comfort of food, and clothes, and shoes,
Enjoyment of child and blooming wife, when these too come,
And only years commensurate therewith are his.

1 Solon, Frag. 24. 1-6 (Bergk)

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