New book quotes from Xenophon’s Anabasis–which I highly recommend.
Heraclides, no doubt, thinks that there is nothing serious in life compared with acquiring money by every means possible. I, on the other hand, consider that there are no nobler and more brilliant possessions that a man, and particularly a man who holds power, can have than honor and fair dealing and generosity. A man who has these is rich in the possession of many friends and rich in the fact that many others want to become friends of his. If he is successful, he has other people who will share in his happiness; and if things go wrong with him, he is in no lack of people to come and help him.