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Epicurus Quotes Certain aspects of Epicurus’ philosophy - Epicureanism are still as relevant today as they were when he first taught them in his school in Athens, called "The Garden."

Here are some of his wise quotes:

The art of living well and dying well are one.

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

The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.

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

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

No pleasure is in itself evil, but the things which produce certain pleasures entail annoyances many times greater than the pleasures themselves.

Self-sufficiency is the greatest of all wealth.

Of all the means which wisdom acquires to ensure happiness throughout the whole of life, by far the most important is friendship.

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

A happy and eternal being has no trouble himself and brings no trouble upon any other being; hence he is exempt from movements of anger and partiality, for every such movement implies weakness.

Luxurious food and drinks, in no way protect you from harm.

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.

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

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

He who is not satisfied with a little, is satisfied with nothing.

Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul.

The just man is most free from disturbance, while the unjust is full of the utmost disturbance.

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

It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and honorably and justly, and it is impossible to live wisely and honorably and justly without living pleasantly.

A man who has once been wise can never receive the contrary disposition.

Real value is not generated by theaters, and baths, perfumes or ointments, but by philosophy.

Don't fear god, don't worry about death; what is good is easy to get, and what is terrible is easy to endure.

Don't spoil what you have by desiring what you don't have; but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.

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