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Epicurus quotes

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.

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.

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.

If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.

Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.

Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.

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.

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.

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.

The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.

A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.

If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.

I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.

It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life.

The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.

I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome.

Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest.