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Epicurus

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Biography : Greek philosopher *Approximate years of birth and death.
Born: -342 - Died: -270
Period:
3rd century BC
4th century BC
Place of birth: Greece
Greece
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It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
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Babies and animals are the mirrors of nature.
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Luxurious food and drinks, in no way protect you from harm. Wealth beyond what is natural, is no more use than an overflowing container. Real value is not generated by theaters, and baths, perfumes or ointments, but by philosophy.
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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.
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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.
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The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
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It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
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You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
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The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
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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.
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It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
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There is no such thing as justice in the abstract it is merely a compact between men.
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