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Biography - Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux:

French poet and critic.
Born: 1636 - Died: 1711
Period:
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: France
France

Who lives content with little possesses everything.




Translation

Translation

(French)



French
Qui vit content de rien possède toutes choses.




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I am rich in the goods that I can do without.

Very little is needed to make a happy life.

He has what he desires who can limit his desires to what is enough.

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

If it is true that one is poor on account of all the things one wants, the ambitious and the avaricious languish in extreme poverty.

All that is mine I carry with me.




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