Lampis, The Sea Commander, Being Asked How He Got His Wealth, Answered, "My Greatest Estate I Gained Easily Enough, But The Smaller Slowly And With Much Labour.

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Lampis, the sea commander, being asked how he got his wealth, answered,
"My greatest estate I gained easily enough, but the smaller slowly
and with much labour."
-- Plutarch (46-120 AD)
-- Whether an Aged Man ought to meddle in State Affairs