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Quote of Epicurus - Death does not concern us, because...


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

Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.




Translation

Translation

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German
Der Tod geht uns eigentlich nichts an. Denn solange wir sind, ist er nicht, und wenn er ist, sind wir nicht mehr.

French
La mort n'est rien pour nous, puisque quand nous sommes, la mort n'est pas là et, quand la mort est là, nous ne sommes plus.




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Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.

If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself.

After your death you will be what you were before your birth.




Quotes for: death


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As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
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The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
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Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.
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A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation, not on death, but on life.
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Neither the sun nor death can be looked at without winking.
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Sleep and Death are twin brothers.
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Quotes for: to be


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Quotes for "to be" or about being:


The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
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To be, or not to be, that is the question.
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Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are.
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Become who you are!
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I think, therefore I am.
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Only he who loves something is something; to be nothing and to love nothing are identical.
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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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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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