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EPICURUS
Greek philosopher
(341 BC - 271 BC)
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A beneficent person is like a fountain watering the earth, and spreading fertility; it is, therefore, more delightful and more honorable to give than to receive.
      - [Benevolence]

A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.
      - [Freedom]

A strict belief in fate is the worst of slavery, imposing upon our necks an everlasting lord and tyrant, whom we are to stand in awe of night and day.
      - [Fate]

All other love is extinguished by self-love; beneficence, humanity, justice, philosophy, sink under it.
      - [Self-love]

Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.
      - [Death]

Freedom is the greatest fruit of self-sufficiency.
      - [Freedom]

Let no one delay the study of philosophy while young nor weary of it when old.
      - [Philosophy]

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
      - [Enough]

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
      - [Happiness : Wisdom]

Only the just man enjoys peace of mind.
      - [Justice]

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
      - [Difficulties]

The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully.
      - [Tomorrow]

The mind that is much elevated and insolent with prosperity, and cast down with adversity, is generally abject and base.
      - [Prosperity]

Thus that which is the most awful of evils, death, is nothing to us, since when we exist there is no death, and when there is death we do not exist.
      - [Death]

Virtue consisteth of three parts,--temperance, fortitude, and justice.
      - [Virtue]

We cannot live pleasantly without living wisely and nobly and righteously.
      - [Living]

We ought to be thankful to nature for having made those things which are necessary easy to be discovered; while other things that are difficult to be known are not necessary.
      - [Necessity]


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