Epicurus Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Epicurus Quotes and Sayings

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    A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    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. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    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. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    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 | Refcard PDF
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    If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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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. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    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. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    Justice... is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    The art of living well and the art of dying well are one. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need. Epicurus | Refcard PDF
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    You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. Epicurus | Refcard PDF






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