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Quotes By Epicurus

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Philosopher Epicurus was born on 4th February 341 BC. A Greek citizen, Epicurus was born in Greece. Epicurus was 71 years old when he died in 0270 BC. In his life Epicurus was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.

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

- Epicurus

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

- Epicurus

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

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

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

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

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

- Epicurus

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

- Epicurus

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

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.

- Epicurus

It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and honorably and justly, and it is impossible to live wisely and honorably and justly without living pleasantly.

- Epicurus

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.

- Epicurus

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

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

- Epicurus

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

- Epicurus

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

- Epicurus

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