Epicurus Quotes

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Epicurus Quotes

I was not; I have been; I am not; I do not mind.
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The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.

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If the gods listened to the prayers of men, all humankind would quickly perish since they constantly pray for many evils to befall one another.

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It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.

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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.

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

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

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He who least needs tomorrow, will most gladly greet tomorrow.

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Contented poverty is an honorable estate.

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I spit upon luxurious pleasures, not for their own sake, but because of the inconveniences that follow them.

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The wise man thinks of fame just enough to avoid being despised.

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The mind that is much elevated and insolent with prosperity, and cast down with adversity, is generally abject and base.

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Death is nothing to us: for after our bodies have been dissolved by death they are without sensation, and that which lacks sensation is nothing to us. And therefore a right understanding of death makes mortality enjoyable, not because it adds to an infinite span of time, but because it takes away the craving for immortality.

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The summit of pleasure is the elimination of all that gives pain.

— Epicurus

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