Multa petentibus Desunt multa. Bene est, cui Deus obtulit Parca, quod satis est manu. Those who seek for much are left in want of much. Happy is he to whom God has given, with sparing hand, as much as is enough. HoraceCarmina. Bk. III. 16. 42.
Sed tacitus pasci si posset corvus, haberet Plus dapis, et rixæ multo minus invidiæque. If the crow had been satisfied to eat his prey in silence, he would have had more meat and less quarreling and envy. HoraceEpistles. I. 17. 50.
Give me, indulgent gods! with mind serene, And guiltless heart, to range the sylvan scene; No splendid poverty, no smiling care, No well-bred hate, or servile grandeur, there. YoungLove of Fame. Satire I. L. 235.