Epicurus - Quotes

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It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help. ---->>>

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.

Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.

Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. ---->>>

I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding. ---->>>

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.

If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another. ---->>>

It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.

It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.

Justice... is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed. ---->>>

The art of living well and the art of dying well are one. ---->>>

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship. ---->>>

If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires. ---->>>

A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs. ---->>>

The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool. ---->>>

I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know. ---->>>

It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.

It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.

It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life. ---->>>

Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life. ---->>>

The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd. ---->>>

We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need. ---->>>

There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.

There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.

Biography

Name: Epicurus
Nationality: Greek
Born: 341 BC
Birthplace: Samos
Die: 271 BC
Occupation: Philosopher
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Epicurus ( or ; Greek: Ἐπίκουρος, Epíkouros, "ally, comrade"; 341–270 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher who founded the school of philosophy called Epicureanism. Only a few fragments and letters of Epicurus's 300 written works remain. Much of what is known about Epicurean philosophy derives from later followers and commentators (wikipedia)