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Epicurus Quotes

Greek Philosopher

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is to little.

Category: Abundance

It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men all live in a city without walls.

Category: Death And Dying

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

Category: Death And Dying

I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.

Category: Desire

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

Category: Friends And Friendship

We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.

Category: Friends And Friendship

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

Category: Gratitude

If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.

Category: Happiness

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.

Category: Happiness

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

Category: Justice

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

Category: Life And Living

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

Category: Masses

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

Category: Misfortunes

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.

Category: Popularity

Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest.

Category: Skill