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Quotation by Marcus Valerius Martial
Martial, the things for to attain The happy life be these, I find: The riches left, not got with pain; The fruitful ground, the quiet mind; The equal friend; no grudge nor strife; No charge of rule nor governance;
Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialis) (c. 40–c.104), Roman poet. The Happy Life (l. 1–6). . .
New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250–1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
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