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A list of the best Epicurus quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Epicurus quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Epicurus quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Epicurus should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Epicurus quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.
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nereus added Is God Willing to Prevent Evil, but Not Able? Then He Is Not Omnipotent. Is He Able, but Not Willing? Then He Is Malevolent. Is He Both Able and Willing? Then Whence Cometh Evil? Is He Neither Able Nor Willing? Then Why Call Him God?
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.Epicurus
Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.Epicurus
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.Epicurus
If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.Epicurus
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest.Epicurus
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.Epicurus
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.Epicurus
The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.Epicurus
A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs...Epicurus
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.Epicurus
the wealth required by nature is limited and is easy to produce; but the wealth required by vain ideals extends to infinityEpicurus
The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.Epicurus
Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.Epicurus
I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.Epicurus
michaelj72 added We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink, for dining alone is leading the life of a lion or wolf.
michaelj72 added Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss.
michaelj72 added Only the just man enjoys peace of mind.
michaelj72 added All friendship is desirable in itself, though it starts from the need of help.
We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.Epicurus
There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between menEpicurus
michaelj72 added I am writing this not to many, but to you: certainly we are a great enough audience for each other.
michaelj72 added The wise man who has become accustomed to necessities knows better how to share with others than how to take from them, so great a treasure of self-sufficiency has he found.
michaelj72 added Never say that I have taken it, only that I have given it back.
michaelj72 added Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance.