423 – “If your desires are not great, a little will seem much to you; for small appetite makes poverty equivalent to wealth.”

Variant: “By desiring little a poor man makes himself rich.”

–Democritus

Quote Number:  814

Source: Freeman, Kathleen. Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers: A Complete Translation of the Fragments in Diels Fragmente Der Vorsokratiker. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, MA. 1948. Pg 117. Online here.

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