Epicurus Quotes

Epicurus Quotes: Justice is never anything in itself, but in the dealings of men with one another in any place whatever and at any time. It is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed.
Author: Epicurus
Natural justice is a compact resulting from expediency by which men seek to prevent one man from injuring others and to protect him from being injured by them.
Author: Epicurus
There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.
Author: 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.
Author: Epicurus
It is vain to ask of the gods what man is capable of supplying for himself.
Author: Epicurus
Men are so thoughtless, nay, so mad, that some, through fear of death, force themselves to die.
Author: Epicurus
It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and honorably and justly, and it is impossible to live wisely and honorably and justly without living pleasantly. Whenever any one of these is lacking, when, for instance, the man is not able to live wisely, though he lives honorably and justly, it is impossible for him to live a pleasant life.
Author: Epicurus
Those desires that do not bring pain if they are not satisfied are not necessary; and they are easily thrust aside whenever to satisfy them appears difficult or likely to cause injury.
Author: Epicurus
The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
Author: Epicurus
It is not the young man who should be considered fortunate but the old man who has lived well, because the young man in his prime wanders much by chance, vacillating in his beliefs, while the old man has docked in the harbor, having safeguarded his true happiness.
Author: Epicurus
Pleasure is the first good. It is the beginning of every choice and every aversion. It is the absence of pain in the body and of troubles in the soul.
Author: Epicurus
No pleasure is evil in itself; but the means by which certain pleasures are gained bring pains many times greater than the pleasures.
Author: Epicurus
All sensations are true; pleasure is our natural goal.
Author: Epicurus
Empty is the argument of the philosopher which does not relieve any human suffering.
Author: Epicurus
Justice... is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed.
Author: Epicurus
If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
Author: Epicurus
The wise man neither rejects life nor fears death... just as he does not necessarily choose the largest amount of food, but, rather, the pleasantest food, so he prefers not the longest time, but the most pleasant.
Author: Epicurus
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest.
Author: Epicurus
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
Author: Epicurus
Any device whatever by which one frees himself from the fear of others is a natural good.
Author: Epicurus