Famous Epicurus Quotes

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On Life:

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.

On Death:

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.

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

On God:

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.