Epicurus Quotes (44 Quotes)


    You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.

    Justice... is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed.

    Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.

    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.

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


    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

    The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.

    The man who is not virtuous can never be happy.

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

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

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

    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.

    Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.

    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.

    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.

    The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.

    Thus that which is the most awful of evils, death, is nothing to us, since when we exist there is no death, and when there is death we do not exist

    Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

    Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.

    If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.

    Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss.

    Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest.

    There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.

    A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.

    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.

    I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome.

    Pleasure is the beginning and the end of living happily. Epicurus taught Pleasure, defined as freedom from pain, is the highest good.

    Of all the things which wisdom acquires to produce the blessedness of the complete life far the greatest is the possession of Friendship.

    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.

    Only the just man enjoys peace of mind.


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