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Epicurus Quotes

Epicurus Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Epicurus
Type:
Philosopher
Nationality:
Greek
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  • 1
    A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs. EpicurusEpicurus
  • 2
    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. EpicurusEpicurus
  • 3
    I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding. EpicurusEpicurus
  • 4
    If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires. EpicurusEpicurus
  • 5
    It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself. EpicurusEpicurus
  • 6
    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. EpicurusEpicurus
  • 7
    It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us. EpicurusEpicurus
  • 8
    It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help. EpicurusEpicurus
  • 9
    It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls. EpicurusEpicurus
  • 10
    Justice... is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed. EpicurusEpicurus
  • 11
    Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. EpicurusEpicurus
  • 12
    Of all the things which wisdom acquires to produce the blessedness of the complete life far the greatest is the possession of Friendship. EpicurusEpicurus
  • 13
    Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship. EpicurusEpicurus
  • 14
    Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship. EpicurusEpicurus
  • 15
    Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss. EpicurusEpicurus
  • 16
    Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest. EpicurusEpicurus
  • 17
    The art of living well and the art of dying well are one. EpicurusEpicurus
  • 18
    The greater difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. EpicurusEpicurus
  • 19
    The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it. EpicurusEpicurus
  • 20
    The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool. EpicurusEpicurus
  • 21
    The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd. Epicurus/21.php">Epicurus
  • 22
    There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men. Epicurus/22.php">Epicurus
  • 23
    We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need. Epicurus/23.php">Epicurus
  • 24
    You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. Epicurus/24.php">Epicurus