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Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
by Epicurus

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

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

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

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

What we enjoy constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is not easy to be a pioneer - but oh,
it is fascinating!
I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment,
for all the riches in the world.
- Elizabeth Blackwell

By his own efforts man could never gain the true and desired riches.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford

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

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

Riches do not delight us so much with their possession,
as torment us with their loss.
- Dick Gregory

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

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

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

All achievements, all earned riches,
have their beginning in an idea.
- Napoleon Hill

The rich are richer, and the poor are poorer,
in the city than elsewhere; and, as a rule,
the greater are the riches of the rich and the poverty of the poor.
- Josiah Strong

There is no stronger craving in the world than that of the rich for titles,
except that of the titled for riches.
- Hesketh Pearson

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

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

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

Riches are chiefly good because they give us time.
- Charles Lamb

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

You have riches and freedom here but I feel no sense of faith or direction.
You have so many computers, why don't you use them in the search for love?
- Lech Walesa

The greatest good you can do for another is not just
to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
- Benjamin Disraeli

A learned man has always riches in himself.
- Phaedrus

History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches,
it does not fight battles.
It is men, real, living, who do all this.
- Karl Marx

Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.
- Francis Bacon

A propensity to hope and joy is real riches;
one to fear and sorrow real poverty.
- David Hume

The Lord commonly gives riches to foolish people,
to whom he gives nothing else.
- Martin Luther

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

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

People want riches; they need fulfillment.
- Robert Conklin

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

Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures,
but in the use made of them.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing,
it would not have given them to such a scoundrel.
- Jonathan Swift

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


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