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    epicurus Quotes

    In a philosophical dispute, he gains most who is defeated, since he learns most.
    — Epicurus
    A man who causes fear cannot be free from fear.
    — Epicurus
    tags: fear  men 
     
    Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.
    — Epicurus
    tags: death 
     
    Luxurious food and drinks, in no way protect you from harm. Wealth beyond what is natural, is no more use than an overflowing container. Real value is not generated by theaters, and baths, perfumes or ointments, but by philosophy.
    — Epicurus
    tags: food  value  real  philosophy  wealth 
     
    The noble soul occupies itself with wisdom and friendship.
    — Epicurus
    tags: friendship  soul  wisdom  noble 
     
    Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
    — Epicurus
    tags: wise 
     
    The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
    — Epicurus
    Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
    — Epicurus
    tags: abundance 
     
    The pleasant life is not produced by continual drinking and dancing, nor sexual intercourse, nor rare dishes of sea food and other delicacies of a luxurious table. On the contrary, it is produced by sober reasoning which examines the motives for every choice and avoidance, driving away beliefs which are the source of mental disturbances.
    — Epicurus
    We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.
    — Epicurus
    Being happy is knowing how to be content with little
    — Epicurus
    tags: knowing 
     
    Live your life without attracting attention.
    — Epicurus
    tags: live  attention 
     
    The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
    — Epicurus
    tags: wise  fools 
     
    Men, believing in myths, will always fear something terrible, everlasting punishment as certain or probable . . . Men base all these fears not on mature opinions, but on irrational fancies, that they are more disturbed by fear of the unknown than by facing facts. Peace of mind lies in being delivered from all these fears.
    — Epicurus
    tags: fear  men  peace  lies  facts  opinion  mind  punishment 
     
    You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
    — Epicurus
    If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
    — Epicurus
    tags: evil  men  forever  god  prayer 
     
    He who has peace of mind disturbs neither himself nor another.
    — Epicurus
    tags: peace  mind 
     
    Pleasure is the first good. It is the beginning of every choice and every aversion. It is the absence of pain in the body and of troubles in the soul.
    — Epicurus
    tags: pain  choice  soul  body  pleasure 
     
    Happiness is man's greatest aim in life. Tranquility and rationality are the cornerstones of happiness.
    — Epicurus
    tags: happiness 
     
    The things you really need are few and easy to come by; but the things you can imagine you need are infinite, and you will never be satisfied.
    — Epicurus
    tags: imagine 
     
    Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
    — Epicurus
    tags: friendship  wisdom 
     
    God is all-powerful. God is perfectly good. Evil exists. If God exists, there would be no evil. Therefore God does not exist.
    — Epicurus
    tags: evil  god 
     
    Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not. Why should I fear that which can only exist when I do not?
    — Epicurus
    tags: death  fear 
     
    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.
    — Epicurus
    tags: fear  lying 
     
    A strict belief in fate is the worst of slavery, imposing upon our necks an everlasting lord and tyrant, whom we are to stand in awe of night and day.
    — Epicurus
    tags: belief  fate  night  slavery 
     
    We must consider both the ultimate end and all clear sensory evidence, to which we refer our opinions; for otherwise everything will be full of uncertainty and confusion.
    — Epicurus
    tags: confusion 
     
    If death causes you no pain when you're dead, it is foolish to allow the fear of it to cause you pain now.
    — Epicurus
    tags: death  fear  pain 
     
    It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
    — Epicurus
    tags: men  power  god  pray 
     
    Freedom is the greatest fruit of self sufficiency.
    — Epicurus
    tags: freedom  self 
     
    He who is not satisfied with a little, is satisfied with nothing .
    — Epicurus
    Man was not intended by nature to live in communities and be civilized.
    — Epicurus
    tags: nature  men  live  community 
     
    Death is meaningless to the living because they are living, and meaningless to the dead" because they are dead.
    — Epicurus
    tags: death  living 
     
    Accustom yourself to believe that death is nothing to us, for good and evil imply awareness, and death is the privation of all awareness; therefore a right understanding that death is nothing to us makes the mortality of life enjoyable, not by adding to life an unlimited time, but by taking away the yearning after immortality. For life has no terror; for those who thoroughly apprehend that there are no terrors for them in ceasing to live.
    — Epicurus
    If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
    — Epicurus
    tags: desires  men 
     
    Gratitude is a virtue that has commonly profit annexed to it.
    — Epicurus
    tags: gratitude  virtue 
     
    Launch your boat, blessed youth, and flee at full speed from every form of culture.
    — Epicurus
    tags: youth  culture  blessed 
     
    Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest.
    — Epicurus
    The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully.
    — Epicurus
    tags: men 
     
    The summit of pleasure is the elimination of all that gives pain.
    — Epicurus
    tags: pain  pleasure 
     
    He who understands the limits of life knows that it is easy to obtain that which removes the pain of want and makes the whole of life complete and perfect. Thus he has no longer any need of things which involve struggle.
    — Epicurus
    tags: pain  struggle 
     
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