Quotes by Epicurus

Epicurus

Epicurus

Greek Philosopher

Lived from: 341 - 270

Category: Philosophers Country: FlagGreece

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  • Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
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  • Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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  • Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
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  • 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.
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  • I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.
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  • If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
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  • 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.
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  • It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men all live in a city without walls.
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  • Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
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  • Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is to little.
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  • Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest.
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  • The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
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  • The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.
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  • We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.
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  • A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs...
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  • There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men
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