Solon

(Greece)

The Man Whose Riches Satisfy His Greed - Poem by Solon

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,
But money changes owners all day long.


Comments about The Man Whose Riches Satisfy His Greed by Solon

  • (2/17/2018 5:15:00 AM)


    From one Solon to another Solon. This day and time needs the Wisdom of Solon. (Report) Reply

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  • (10/26/2009 4:59:00 AM)


    Solon was a wise Athenian..............who brought democratic seystem to Athens....but his poems are not much sophisticated...........but it gives a political view.... (Report) Reply

  • (7/27/2006 12:39:00 AM)


    Solon is right in what he says. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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