The Advantages – and Disadvantages – of Wealth

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He who has wealth has friends;
He who has wealth has relations;
He who has wealth is a hero among the people;
He who has wealth is even a sage.

Hitopadesha

Hitopadesha (Sanskrit:हितोपदेशः Hitopadeśa) is a collection of Sanskrit fables in prose and verse written in the 12 century A.D. It is an independent treatment of the Panchatantra. It is meant as an exposition on statecraft (including the conduct of war and peace and the development of allies) but was produced in a format easily digestible for young princes.

The more things change, the more they stay the same?

The illustration is ‘Painters in the hall of the rich man’ (1876) http://etnaa.mylivepage.ru/image/411/12151_Художники_в_приемной_богача._1876.jpg by Fyodor Andreyevich Bronnikov (1827–1902)
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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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2 Responses to The Advantages – and Disadvantages – of Wealth

  1. minidvr says:

    The trouble with change is that it wears out your trouser pockets! 🙂

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