- Notable Epicurus Quotes Index -
Born: 341 BC,
Died: , 270 BC
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
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.
If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
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.
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
There is no such thing as justice in the abstract it is merely a compact between men.
You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
Quotes by Epicurus