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Euripdes, Aeolus, fr. 22 = Stob. 4.31.24 (LCL trans.)
Don’t speak to me of nobility in heaven’s name! This depends upon money—don’t take pride in it, father! Money goes around in a circle: one man has it, another doesn’t; but we use it as common to all; and whoever has it dwelling with him in his house the longest time is noble.

Shakespeare, Othello, III.iii.
Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls:
Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing;
'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that which not enriches him
And makes me poor indeed.

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