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Epicurus – 12 Quotes

 

12 Quotes by Epicurus

 

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

– Epicurus


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

– 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


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


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


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

– Epicurus


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

– 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


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

– 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


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

– Epicurus


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

– Epicurus