Epicurus Top 10 Quotes

Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
Epicurus (Quoted in St. Paul and Epicurus, 1954)
He who is not satisfied with a little, is satisfied with nothing.
Epicurus (Quoted in The Essential Epicurus, 1993)
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 (Quoted in Roman Philosophy and the Good Life, 2009)
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 (Quoted in Epicurus, 1967)
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
Epicurus (Quoted in A Cyclopedia of Education, 1911)
Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul.
Epicurus (Letter to Menoeceus)
The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
Epicurus (Quoted in Epicurus's Morals, 1712)
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Epicurus Biography

Born: 341 B.C.E.
Died: 270 B.C.E.

Epicurus was an ancient Greek philosopher. He was the founder of the school called Epicureanism.


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