Quotation Explorer - 'Epicurus'

It is not so much our friend's help that helps us as the confidence of their help. - Epicurus
So death, the most terrifying of ills, is nothing to us, since so long as we exist, death is not with us; but when death comes, then we do not exist. It does not then concern either the living or the dead, since for the former it is not, and the latter are no more. - Epicurus
He who is not satisfied with a little, is satisfied with nothing . - Epicurus
Pleasure is the beginning and the end of living happily. - Epicurus
Empty is the argument of the philosopher which does not relieve any human suffering. - Epicurus
So long as we exist, death is not with us; but when death comes, then we do not exist - Epicurus
A strict belief, fate is the worst kind of slavery; on the other hand there is comfort in the thought that God will be moved by our prayers. - Epicurus
EPICURE, n. An opponent of Epicurus, an abstemious philosopher who, holding that pleasure should be the chief aim of man, wasted no time in gratification from the senses. - Ambrose Bierce
Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not. - Epicurus
Why should I fear death?If I am, then death is not.If Death is, then I am not.Why should I fear that which can only exist when I do not?Long time men lay oppressed with slavish fear.Religious tyranny did domineer.At length the mighty one of GreeceBegan to assent the liberty of man. - Epicurus
Il culmine del piacere è la pura e semplice distruzione del dolore. - Epicurus
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? - Epicurus
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. - Epicurus
Non abbiamo tanto bisogno dell'aiuto degli amici, quanto della certezza del loro aiuto. - Epicurus
The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully. - Epicurus
Let no one delay the study of philosophy while young nor weary of it when old. - Epicurus
Death, therefore, the most awful of evils, is nothing to us, seeing that, when we are, death is not come, and, when death is come, we are not. - Epicurus
He who says either that the time for philosophy has not yet come or that it has passed is like someone who says that the time for happiness has not yet come or that it has passed. - Epicurus
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us. - Epicurus
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. - Epicurus
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
If you wish to make Pythocles rich, do not add to his store of money, but subtract from his desires. - Epicurus
The noble man is chiefly concerned with wisdom and friendship; of these, the former is a mortal good, the latter and immortal one. - 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
The wealth required by nature is limited and is easy to procure; but the wealth required by vain ideals extends to infinity. - Epicurus
I was not, I was, I am not, I care not. (Non fui, fui, non sum, non curo) - 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
Justice is a contract of expediency, entered upon to prevent men harming or being harmed. - Epicurus
Never say that I have taken it, only that I have given it back. - Epicurus
The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. - Epicurus
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