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Epicurus Quotes
Sad Quotes by Epicurus

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Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Expectation Disappointment Envy Greed

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

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Skillful pilots gain their reputation
from storms and tempest.
- Epicurus


 

Not what we have,
but what we enjoy,
constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus

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

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus



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The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
- Epicurus

What we enjoy constitutes our abundance.
- 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.
- Epicurus

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that
which he has the power to obtain by himself.
- Epicurus

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

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

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

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

There is no such thing as justice in the abstract;
it is merely a compact between men.
- Epicurus

I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome.
- Epicurus

I never desired to please the rabble.
What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew
was far removed from their understanding.
- Epicurus

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday.
You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
- Epicurus

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

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

Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man;
his greatest and highest interests are directed by
reason throughout the course of life.
- Epicurus

The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
- Epicurus

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.
- Epicurus

It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living
wisely and well and justly.
And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly
without living a pleasant life.
- Epicurus

Justice...
is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed.
- Epicurus

I have never wished to cater to the crowd;
for what I know they do not approve,
and what they approve I do not know.
- Epicurus

The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself
is when you are forced to be in a crowd.
- Epicurus

We do not so much need the help of our friends as the
confidence of their help in need.
- Epicurus

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Stupidity is also a gift of God,
but one mustn't misuse it.
- Pope John Paul II

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

I have lost my seven best friends,
which is to say that God has had mercy on me
seven times without realizing it.
He lent a friendship, took it from me, and sent me another.
- Jean Cocteau

There are people in the world so hungry,
that God cannot appear to them
except in the form of bread.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

Because we believe that our ethnic group,
our society, our political party, our God,
is better than your God, we kill each other.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

God must love the common man, he made so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

I know that God made the whole world in 4004 BC.
I know because my preacher told me. He's a good man.
He's even saving up all the money we give him
to go to bible college someday.
- Anonymous Humor

You know your god is man-made when he
hates all the same people you do.
- Anonymous

If we were meant to be happy,
why did God create war, hunger, and the 11 o'clock news?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste
the sky as well as the earth.
- Henry David Thoreau

I don't doubt God. I have firm faith absolutely in God.
It's religion I'm doubting.
- Bono

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God
is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
- Thomas Jefferson

Question with boldness even the existence of a God;
because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason,
than that of blind-folded fear.
- Thomas Jefferson

God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
- Voltaire

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

You can safely assume that you've
created God in your own image
when it turns out that God hates
all the same people you do.
- Anne Lamott

What does coffee and donuts have to do with God?
- the movie Simon Birch (1998)

I will far rather see the race of man extinct
than that we should become less than beasts
by making the noblest of God's creation,
woman, the object of our lust.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

God has cared for these trees,
saved them from drought, disease, avalanches,
and a thousand tempests and floods.
But he cannot save them from fools.
- John Muir

God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
- John Lennon

Every man thinks God is on his side.
- Jean Anouilh

We make our friends; we make our enemies;
but God makes our next-door neighbor.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

We are all atheists about most of the gods
that societies have ever believed in.
Some of us just go one god further.
- Richard Dawkins

If it turns out that there IS a God,
I don't think that he's evil.
I think that the worst you can say about him
is that basically he's an underachiever.
- the movie Love and Death

I cannot persuade myself that a
beneficent and omnipotent God
would have designedly created parasitic wasps
with the express intention of their feeding
within the living bodies of caterpillars.
- Charles Darwin

It is much more painful to have lost
something you thought you had,
than never to have had it at all.
If feels as if our trust was dashed.
We are disappointed and we are angry;
but not quite sure at who to direct our anger.
Someone, perhaps "the system," perhaps God,
should have done better.
Most of all we are angry at ourselves -
even though we did our best -
and we are afraid.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What you are is God's gift to you:
what you become is your gift to god.
- Anthony Dalla Villa

I contend that we are both atheists.
I just believe in one fewer god than you do.
When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods,
you will understand why I dismiss yours.
- Stephen Roberts

The God of Children and Fools:
There once was a man way up high,
who sat on his chair in the sky.
he called down to fool us,
and said he would rule us,
until we woke up bye and bye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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