Search my Quotes DataBase - Enter one or two keywords and/or author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain




Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Daily Inspiration - Quotes to Live By
Inspiration  |  Motivational Articles  |  Being Strong  |  Being Positive  |  Links  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

If thou wilt make a man happy,
by Epicurus

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

Related topics: Values Life Human-Nature Psychology Wisdom Inspirational Positive Simple Simplicity Simple-Living Simple-Life

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus PHOTO

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

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

 

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

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

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

Please sign-up for my Free Inspirational Daily Email on the form below.

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.


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

What we enjoy constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus

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

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

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

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

A free life cannot acquire many possessions,
because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.
- Epicurus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

Know thyself, and thou shalt know the Universe and God.
- Pythagoras

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time,
for that is the stuff that life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time;
for that's the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

Choose a friend as thou dost a wife,
till death separate you.
- William Penn

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Love Your Enemies
Ye have heard that it hath been said,
Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
- Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 5:43-44)

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it -
thou art a fool.
- Lord Chesterfield

Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

O human beauty, what a dream art thou,
that we should cast our life and hopes away on thee!
- Barry Cornwall

Where thou art, that is home.
- Emily Dickinson

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Look within.
Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up,
if thou wilt ever dig.
- Marcus Aurelius

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

A book of verses underneath the bough,
A jug of wine, a loaf of bread-and thou.
- Edward Fitzgerald

Answerest thou nothing? Behold how many things they witness against thee.
- Pontius Pilate

Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower,
whence came thy dazzling hue?
- James Montgomery

And these things are pretty much foundational:
thou shall not kill,
steal, bear false witness.
All these things are embedded into the laws we enjoy in our nation.
- Pat Robertson

Know, thou, that the lines that live are turned out of a furrowed brow.
- Herman Melville

Neither do thou lust after that tawny weed tobacco.
- Ben Jonson

Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.
- Homer

If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment:
"Thou shalt not ration justice."
- Sophocles

Let thy step be slow and steady, that thou stumble not.
- Ieyasu Tokugawa

'Thou shalt not get found out' is not one of God's commandments;
and no man can be saved by trying to keep it.
- Leonard Bacon

When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life.
- Marcus Aurelius

O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the
beauty of a thousand stars.
- Christopher Marlowe

Thou hast created me not from necessity but from grace.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden,
a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it.
You and you alone make me feel that I am alive.
Other men it is said have seen angels,
but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
- George Edward Moore

It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn't have it,
to fear and suspect the worst.
- Desiderius Erasmus

But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast,
for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.
- Homer

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger;
give,
if thou art asked for little; by these three steps
thou wilt go near the gods.
- Confucius

When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Because thou must not dream, thou need not despair.
- Matthew Arnold

O earth, what changes hast thou seen!
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

We don't need lists of rights and wrongs,
tables of do's and don'ts: we need books,
time, and silence.
Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.
- Philip Pullman

Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life.
The evening beam that smiles the clouds away,
and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
- Lord Byron

Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame,
when once it is within thee.
- George Herbert


Quotes and Sayings

---------


Thank you for visiting: If thou wilt make a man happy, by Epicurus.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

You can also search my large collection of Quotes and Sayings.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 


Sign-up to receive Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
free via email

Daily inspirational quotes and motivational messages of self-worth, choice,
positive attitude, happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Inspiring motivational sayings plus Jonathan's insights into life,
relationships, and joyful living.

Enter Your E-Mail Address:
Enter Your Name (what you want to be called):
To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.
Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Or Subscribe to the Feedburner feed for Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes.



All materials & writings are copyright ©. You may read about our disclaimer, our privacy policy, our copyright policy, terms of use, participation in affiliate programs, and the list of all our websites.