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Quote of Epicurus - The art of living well and...


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

The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.




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Translation

(French)



French
L'art de bien vivre et celui de bien mourir ne font qu'un.




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While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.

It takes the whole of life to learn how to live, and — what will perhaps make you wonder more — it takes the whole of life to learn how to die.




Quotes for: to live


Quotes

Quotes for: to live


True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.





A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.





To live means to love, but above all, to love life.





My trade and art is to live.





You can't live at all, unless you can live fully now.





"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."











Quotes for: to die


Quotes

Quotes for: to die


We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.





I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.





To achieve great things, we must live as though we were never going to die.





The thought of death betrays us, for it makes us forget to live.





Philosophize is to learn how to die.





Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.











Quotes

Epicurus also said...


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





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





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





Babies and animals are the mirrors of nature.





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.





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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