Alcidamas, On those who write speeches 5
ἔστι δ’ ἅπαντα τὰ μὲν ἀγαθὰ καὶ καλὰ σπάνια καὶ χαλεπὰ καὶ διὰ πόνων εἰωθότα γίγνεσθαι, τὰ δὲ ταπεινὰ καὶ φαῦλα ῥᾳδίαν ἔχει <τὴν> κτῆσιν.
Everything good and fair is scarce and difficult, and generally comes into being through hard work; but things which are poor and trivial are easy to obtain.
(This is the 500th throw of my dice. Thank you for reading!)