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The Man Whose Riches Satisfy His Greed

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The man whose riches satisfy his greed
Is not more rich for all those heaps and hoards
Than some poor man who has enough to feed
And clothe his corpse with such as God affords.

I have no use for men who steal and cheat;
The fruit of evil poisons those who eat.

Some wicked men are rich, some good men poor,
But I would rather trust in what's secure;
Our virtue sticks with us and makes us strong,
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Castellenas John 01 April 2019
Old wisdom is still true today. Greed, a great sin. Powerful words and thoughts.
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M Asim Nehal 11 February 2019
I have no use for men who steal and cheat; The fruit of evil poisons those who eat.
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Solon 17 February 2018
From one Solon to another Solon. This day and time needs the Wisdom of Solon.
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Punsara Amarasinghe 26 October 2009
Solon was a wise Athenian..............who brought democratic seystem to Athens....but his poems are not much sophisticated...........but it gives a political view....
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Solon is right in what he says.
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