Epicurus

Greek philosopher who believed that the world is a random combination of atoms and that pleasure is the highest good (341-270 BC)

★ FAVORITE (1 vote)

Famous quotes by Epicurus:Sort:PopularA - Z

A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs...Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.Rate it:
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.Rate it:
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
He who is calm disturbs neither himself nor others.Rate it:
I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know.Rate it:
I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.Rate it:
If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.Rate it:
In a philosophical dispute, he gains most who is defeated, since he learns most.Rate it:
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.Rate it:
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men all live in a city without walls.Rate it:
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.Rate it:
Justice is a contract of expediency, entered upon to prevent men harming or being harmed.Rate it:
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.Rate it:
Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.Rate it:
Pleasure is the beginning and the end of living happily.Rate it:
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest.Rate it:
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.Rate it:
The greater difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.Rate it:
The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.Rate it:
The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.Rate it:
The guilty man may escape, but he cannot be sure of doing so.Rate it:
The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully.Rate it:
The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.Rate it:
There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between menRate it:
We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help when in need.Rate it:

Share your thoughts on Epicurus's quotes with the community:

Quote of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE inspiring quote delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     

Citation

Use the citation below to add this author page to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Epicurus Quotes." Quotes.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 28 Apr. 2015. <http://www.quotes.net/authors/Epicurus>.

Missing a quote of Epicurus?

Know another good quote of Epicurus? Don't keep it to yourself!


The Web's Largest Resource for

Famous Quotes & Sayings


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network