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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

Quote

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




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.”
Épicure

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




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Quotes about wisdom:



Quotes for: wisdom

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The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.”
Michel de Montaigne
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.”
Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis - Satires
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov
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Silence is often the truest wisdom.”
Pindar
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Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;”
Leo Tolstoy
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Wisdom is the daughter of experience.”
Leonardo da Vinci - Codex Forster
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Quotes about happiness:


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I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.”
Voltaire - Letter to the Abbé Trublet
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Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.”
Victor Hugo
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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.”
Gaston Bachelard - La Psychanalyse du feu
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Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.”
Jeremy Bentham
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We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.”
Jean de La Bruyere
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Whoever is happy will make others happy too.”
Anne Frank - The Diary of a Young Girl
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Quotes about friendship:


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It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”
Epicurus
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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.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”
Baltasar Gracian
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Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
Aristotle
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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.”
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom
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Reprove your friend in secret and praise him openly.”
Leonardo da Vinci
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Epicurus also said...


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It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”
Epicurus
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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.”
Epicurus
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Babies and animals are the mirrors of nature.”
Epicurus
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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.”
Epicurus
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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.”
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
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