There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.
Category Archive: Epicurus
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.
It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.
The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul.
A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.