It is not the pretended but the real pursuit of philosophy that is needed for we do not need the appearance of good health but to enjoy it in truth.

Epicurus

Epicurus

Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek

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

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.

By pleasure we mean the absence of pain in the body and of trouble in the soul.

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

He who has peace of mind disturbs neither himself nor another.

If a little is not enough for you, nothing is.

The noble man is chiefly concerned with wisdom and friendship; of these, the former is a mortal good, the latter and immortal one.

Death is nothing to us, because a body that has been dispersed into elements experiences no sensations, and the absence of sensation is nothing to us.

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

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

Of all the things which wisdom acquires to produce the blessedness of the complete life, for the greatest is the possession of friendship.

I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.

The blessed and indestructible being of the divine has no concerns of its own, nor does it make trouble for others. It is not affected by feelings of anger or benevolence, because these are found where there is lack of strength.

Men inflict injuries from hatred, jealousy or contempt, but the wise man masters all these passions by means of reason.