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Aglaos

The poorest man in Arcadia, pronounced by Apollo to be far happier than Gyges, because he was “contented with his lot.”

Poor and content is rich and rich enough;
But riches endless are as poor as winter
To him who ever fears he shall be poor.

—Shakespeare: Othello iii. 3.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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