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Epicurus quotes

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

Epicurus
We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink...

Epicurus
Is god willing to prevent evil but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him god?

Epicurus
Thus that which is the most awful of evils, death, is nothing to us, since when we exist there is no death, and when there is death we do not exist.

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

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

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

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