A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 25, 2012
“He who is content with his lot probably has a lot”

"He who is content with his lot probably has a lot” is a pun on “his lot” (meaning “his allotted or apportioned share") and “a lot” (meaning “many"). “He who is content with his lot probably has a lot” has been cited in print since at least 1992 and is of unknown authorship.


Google Groups: rec.games.misc
Ron Dippold
5/4/92
(...)
He who is content with his lot probably has a lot.

Google Groups: rec.humor
One-line aphorisms, part 2 of 4
Alan Silverstein
12/4/93
(...)
He who is content with his lot probably has a lot.

Quotations and Proverbs
HE WHO IS CONTENT WITH HIS LOT PROBABLY HAS A LOT.
Posted 30th December 2008 by Sanish Mathews

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