"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."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Epicurus on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Epicurus on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Epicurus on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Epicurus on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Epicurus on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"The art of living well and the art of dying well are one."
"You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity."
"It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls."
"Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist."
"It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help."