Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.

πλοῦτός τε, ἦν δ᾽ ἐγώ, καὶ πενία: ὡς τοῦ μὲν τρυφὴν καὶ ἀργίαν καὶ νεωτερισμὸν ἐμποιοῦντος, τῆς δὲ ἀνελευθερίαν καὶ κακοεργίαν πρὸς τῷ νεωτερισμῷ.


Quoted in Republic, by Plato

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Original Citation

Plato. Republic. 380 BC, bk. 4, sect. 422a.

Current Citation

Plato. The Republic. Translated by Desmond Lee. Penguin, 2007, bk. 4, l. 422a.