Epicurus was one of the greatest philosophers and thinkers the world has ever seen. The Greek philosopher was born to Athenian parents and was well known for his great school of philosophy Epicureanism. His model of philosophy was entirely based on happiness and his utter purpose of philosophy was to make people happy. Highly influenced by the old philosophers like Democritus, Epicurus was a part of many controversies from the very beginning. He wrote 300 treatises on various subjects and his work was considered the best for the next five centuries.
A few of his great quotes are listed below:
Those who tell the young man to live well and the old man to die well is nothing but a fool, not only for what life has in happiness to both young and old, but also for one must be careful in live honestly as well as die honestly.
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.
The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.
So death, the most terrifying of ills, is nothing to us, since so long as we exist, death is not with us but when death comes, then we do not exist. It does not then concern either the living or the dead, since for the former it is not, and the latter a.
A strict belief in 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.
Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul.
Both old and young alike ought to seek wisdom: the former in order that, as age comes over him, he may be young in good things because of the grace of what has been, and the latter in order that, while he is young, he may at the same time be old, because he has no fear of the things which are to come.
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.