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Epicurus Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Epicurus

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Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Expectation Disappointment Envy Greed

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

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

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

 

Skillful pilots gain their reputation
from storms and tempest.
- Epicurus

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

It is possible to provide security against other ills,
but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
- Epicurus

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

What we enjoy constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus

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

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

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

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.
- 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

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

Justice...
is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed.
- Epicurus

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

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

The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself
is when you are forced to be in a crowd.
- Epicurus

There is no such thing as justice in the abstract;
it is merely a compact between men.
- Epicurus

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.
- Epicurus

Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man;
his greatest and highest interests are directed by
reason throughout the course of life.
- Epicurus

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

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

We do not so much need the help of our friends as the
confidence of their help in need.
- Epicurus

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

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

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.
- Henry Ward Beecher

All riches have their origin in mind.
Wealth is in ideas - not money.
- Robert Collier

Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
- B. C. Forbes

Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches
as to conceive how others can be in want.
- Jonathan Swift

To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom;
and he that increaseth his riches,
increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure,
and trouble findeth it not.
- Akhenaton

The community which has neither poverty nor riches
will always have the noblest principles.
- Plato

Today riches and honours have been lavished on me,
but one gift has been lacking, the most important one of all,
the only one that matters, the gift of youth.
- Knut Hamsun

The quest for riches darkens the sense of right and wrong.
- Antiphanes

As favor and riches forsake a man, we discover in him
the foolishness they concealed,
and which no one perceived before.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Riches have never fascinated me, unless combined with
the greatest charm or distinction.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Riches are not forbidden, but the pride of them is.
- John Chrysostom

Never esteem men on account of their riches or their station.
Respect goodness, find it where you may.
- William Cobbett

The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.
- Martin Luther

He that is proud of riches is a fool.
For if he is exalted above his neighbors because he has more gold,
how much inferior is he to a gold mine.
- Jeremy Taylor

Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.
- Henry Fielding

Kosovo is a small country but it also has a lot of
riches that were granted to us by God.
- Ibrahim Rugova

Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident,
and riches take wings.
Only one thing endures and that is character.
- Horace Greeley

We do not want riches, we want peace and love.
- Red Cloud

Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.
- John Locke

To despise riches, may, indeed, be philosophic,
but to dispense them worthily, must surely be more beneficial to mankind.
- Fanny Burney

A short cut to riches is to subtract from our desires.
- Petrarch

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself;
his aim is so exalted that riches,
office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.
- Samuel Johnson

Great abundance of riches cannot be gathered and kept by any man without sin.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Riches don't make a man rich, they only make him busier.
- Christopher Columbus

To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power.
- George MacDonald

It is curious to observe what different
ideals of happiness people cherish,
and in what singular places they look
for this well-spring of their life.
Many look for it in the hoarding of riches,
some in the pride of power,
and others in the achievements of art and literature;
a few seek it in the exploration of their own minds,
or in search for knowledge.
- Helen Keller

A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune,
but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.
- Thomas Carlyle

A good name is rather to be chosen than riches.
- King Solomon

Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits.
- Edmund Burke

Tis a sort of duty to be rich, that it may be in one's power to do good,
riches being another word for power.
- Mary Wortley

If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it;
blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches;
for the Creator,
there is no poverty.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches,
but they mean the riches possessed by others.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness,
riches, honours, and sensual gratifications,
are infinitely worse than none.
- David Brainerd

People want riches; they need fulfillment.
- Robert Conklin

My early and invincible love of reading I would not
exchange for all the riches of India.
- Edward Gibbon

Riches cover a multitude of woes.
- Menander

The more riches you have, the more you can share.
So I like to share everything that I have that's of value.
- Leonard Orr

I have no riches but my thoughts.
Yet these are wealth enough for me.
- Sara Teasdale

The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.
- Walter Savage Landor

For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed,
they must be interrupted.
- Jean Paul


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