"The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Epicurus on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Epicurus on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Epicurus on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Epicurus on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Epicurus on Thomas Jefferson
"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 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."