Quotes by 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.
- 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.