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Epicurus

Quote of Epicurus - Of all the things which wisdom...


Biography - Epicurus:

Greek philosopher *Approximate years of birth and death.
Born: -342 - Died: -270
Period:
3rd century BC
4th century BC
Place of birth: Greece
Greece

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




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
De tous les biens dont la sagesse se munit pour que la vie soit tout entière bienheureuse, le plus important et de loin est la possession de l'amitié.

German
Von allem, was die Weisheit für die Glückseligkeit des ganzen Lebens bereitstellt, ist der Gewinn der Freundschaft das bei weitem Wichtigste.




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Silence is often the truest wisdom.
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It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
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Quotes for: happiness


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Quotes about happiness:


I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.
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A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.
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Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.
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Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.
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We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.
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Quotes for: friendship


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Quotes about friendship:


It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
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If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
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Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
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Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
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It is the fool's misfortune to fail in obtaining the position, the employment, the neighbourhood, and the circle of friends that suit him.
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Reprove your friend in secret and praise him openly.
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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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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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