Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 18

Ten men eat at a table but two dogs will contend for one piece of carrion. A greedy person will still be hungry with the whole world, whilst a contented man will be satisfied with one bread. Wise men have said that poverty with content is better than wealth and not abundance.

  Narrow intestines may be filled with dry bread
  But the wealth of the surface of the world will not fill a greedy eye.
  When the term of my father’s life had come to an end
  He gave me this one advice and passed away:
  Lust is fire, abstain therefrom,
  Make not the fire of hell sharp for thee.
  In that fire the burning thou wilt not be able to bear,
  Quench this fire with water today.

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