Epicurus

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

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

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