If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart.

Socrates (c.470-399 BC) Greek philosopher
In Plutarch, Consolation to Apollonius

Alt trans.: "If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most persons would be contented to take their own and depart."
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 6-May-13
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