Horace, Epistles 1.1.106-108
Horace characteristically ends his serious discussion of philosophy with a little joke.
ad summam, sapiens uno minor est Iove, dives,
liber, honoratus, pulcher, rex denique regum,
praecipue sanus – nisi cum pituita molesta est.
To sum up, the wise man is second only to Jupiter: he’s rich, free, honoured, in a word a king among kings, eminently healthy – except when he’s suffering with catarrh.