He who is calm disturbs neither himself nor others.



Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek

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Haec ego non multis (scribo), sed tibi: satis enim magnum alter alteri theatrum sumus. I am writing this not to many, but to you: certainly we are a great enough audience for each other.

I was not, I was, I am not, I care not. It's a Latin saying found on Roman grave markers. It means I wasn't bothered about not existing before I existed and I'm not bothered about not existing now that I don't exist.

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

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

One who understands the limits of the good life knows that what eliminates the pains brought on by need and what makes the whole of life perfect is easily obtained, so that there is no need for enterprises that entail the struggle for success.

Pleasure is the beginning and the end of living happily.

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

We must exercise ourselves in thte things which bring happiness, since, if that be present, we have everything, and if that be absent, all our actions are directed toward attaining it.

The impassive soul disturbs neither itself nor others.

Both old and young alike ought to seek wisdom: the former in order that, as age comes over him, he may be young in good things because of the grace of what has been, and the latter in order that, while he is young, he may at the same time be old, because he has no fear of the things which are to come.

With the Epicureans it was never science for the sake of science but always science for the sake of human happiness.

Never say that I have taken it, only that I have given it back.

If death is we are not, if we are death is not.

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