Epicurus Quotes

Epicurus

Greek philosopher (341 BC - 270 BC)

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

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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.

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Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.

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Pleasure is the beginning and the end of living happily.

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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 only hoped for.

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Justice is a contract of expediency, entered upon to prevent men harming or being harmed.

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The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully.

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The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.

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The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.

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A strict belief, fate is the worst kind of slavery; on the other hand there is comfort in the thought that God will be moved by our prayers.

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He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

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