Herodotus, 1 32.5

“Many super-wealthy people are unhappy while many who have less are fortunate in the end.”

πολλοὶ μὲν γὰρ ζάπλουτοι ἀνθρώπων ἀνόλβιοι εἰσί, πολλοὶ δὲ μετρίως ἔχοντες βίου εὐτυχέες.

(I know, I know. I added a bit to the end to echo the rest of the passage. And students love to debate the varied meanings of bios in Herodotus.)

Judge it for yourself, here: The Full Text.

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