Epicurus Quotes

- Notable Epicurus Quotes Index -

Born: 341 BC,
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Died: , 270 BC
Occupation: Author

1.
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

2.
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

3.
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

4.
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

5.
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
- Epicurus

6.
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
- Epicurus

7.
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

8.
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
- Epicurus

9.
The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
- Epicurus

10.
The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
- Epicurus

11.
There is no such thing as justice in the abstract it is merely a compact between men.
- Epicurus

12.
You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
- Epicurus

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