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Epicurus Quotes

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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

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

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

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

 

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

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


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

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

What we enjoy constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

People want riches; they need fulfillment.
- Robert Conklin

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

Riches cover a multitude of woes.
- Menander

A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not,
is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
- Richard Burton

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

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

Christ's riches are unsearchable, and this doctrine
of the gospel is the field this treasure is hidden in.
- Thomas Goodwin

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

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

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

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

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

The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches,
increases ever with the acquisition of it.
- Laurence Sterne

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

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

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

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

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

If our soldiers are not overburdened with money,
it is not because they have a distaste for riches;
if their lives are not unduly long,
it is not because they are disinclined to longevity.
- Sun Tzu

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

Every wise, just, and mild government,
by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and secure,
will always abound most in people, as well as in commodities and riches.
- David Hume

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

The greatest luxury of riches is that they enable you
to escape so much good advice.
- Arthur Helps

Never respect men merely for their riches,
but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height,
but for its use.
- Gamaliel Bailey

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

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

Death and life have their determined appointments;
riches and honors depend upon heaven.
- Confucius

What power can poverty have over a home where loving
hearts are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the head and heart?
- Orison Swett Marden

To be able to give away riches is mandatory if you wish to possess them.
This is the only way that you will be truly rich.
- Muhammad Ali

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

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

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

A learned man has always riches in himself.
- Phaedrus


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