Referring to a wealthy miser he said, “He has not acquired a fortune; the fortune has acquired him.”

Bion of Borysthenes (c. 325-c. 250 BC) Greek philosopher, cynic, wit
In Diogenes Laërtius, Bion, 4.50

Alt trans.: "Of a rich man who was niggardly he said, “That man does not own his estate, but his estate owns him."

Added on 30-Aug-12 | Last updated 30-Aug-12
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