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Epicurus Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

What we enjoy constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With the greater part of rich people,
the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches.
- Adam Smith

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

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

Riches cover a multitude of woes.
- Menander

I have no riches but my thoughts.
Yet these are wealth enough for me.
- Sara Teasdale

The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.
- Martin Luther

America does not fight for land, glory or riches.
- Virginia Foxx

The greatest good you can do for another is not just
to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
- Benjamin Disraeli

It is not easy to be a pioneer - but oh,
it is fascinating!
I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment,
for all the riches in the world.
- Elizabeth Blackwell

Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.
- John Locke

My early and invincible love of reading I would not
exchange for all the riches of India.
- Edward Gibbon

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

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

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

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

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

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

The quest for riches darkens the sense of right and wrong.
- Antiphanes

A learned man has always riches in himself.
- Phaedrus

There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches.
The wrong comes when riches possess men.
- Billy Graham

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

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

A good name is rather to be chosen than riches.
- King Solomon

Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation,
but the only riches she can call her own.
- Samuel Johnson

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

A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune,
but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.
- Thomas Carlyle

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

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

Riches do not delight us so much with their possession,
as torment us with their loss.
- Dick Gregory

Riches get their value from the mind of the possessor;
they are blessings to those who know how to use them,
and curses to those who do not.
- Terence

Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

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


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