How strongly does this bear out the truth of Plato's maxim, that he who wishes to be really rich ought to lessen his desires rather than increase his property, because if a man places no bounds to his covetousness, he never will be free from want and misery.

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Original Citation

Plutarch. "Demetrius." Plutarch's Lives, 2nd century, ch. 32, sect. 5.

Current Citation

Plutarch. "Demetrius." Plutarch's Lives. Volumen IX: Demetrius and Antony; Pyrrhus and Marius. Translated by Bernadote Perrin. Harvard UP, 1920, 32.