Quotes by Greek Philosopher Epicurus


Remember that what you have now was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus

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

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. Epicurus


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

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

Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest. Epicurus

Death, the most dreaded of all evils, is therefore of no concern to us; for while we exist death is not present, and when death is present we no longer exist. Epicurus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All sensations are true; pleasure is our natural goal. Epicurus

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


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