Author: Epicurus - Greek - Philosopher

A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.-Epicurus
[ Acquire Because Cannot Easy Free Life Many Mobs Monarchs Possessions Servility Without] [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
[ Because Come Concern Death Does Exist Here Long Longer Us] [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
[ Among Desiring Hoped Now Once Only Remember Spoil Things] [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
[ Approve Cater Crowd Know Never Wished] [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
[ Desired Did Far Knew Learn Never Please Pleased Rabble Removed Their Them Understanding] [Epicurus]

I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome.-Epicurus
[ First Little Rather Rome Second Than Village Would] [Epicurus]

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
[ Against Another Evil Forever God Listened Men Perished Prayers Praying Quickly Would] [Epicurus]

If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.-Epicurus
[ Add Away Desires Happy His Make Man Riches Take Thou Unto Wilt] [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
[ Better Couch Fear Free Full Golden Lying Pallet Rich Table Than Trouble Upon] [Epicurus]

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.-Epicurus
[ Folly Gods Himself Man Obtain Power Pray Which] [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
[ Impossible Justly Life Live Living Pleasant Well Wisely Without] [Epicurus]

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.-Epicurus
[ Confidence Friends Help Helps Much Our Their Us] [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
[ Against City Concerned Death Far Ills Live Men Other Possible Provide Security Walls Without] [Epicurus]

Justice... is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed.-Epicurus
[ Compact Harm Harmed Justice Kind] [Epicurus]

Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.-Epicurus
[ Course Directed Greatest Highest His Interests Intrudes Life Man Misfortune Reason Seldom Throughout Upon Wise] [Epicurus]

Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.-Epicurus
[ Abundance Constitutes Enjoy Our] [Epicurus]

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.-Epicurus
[ Enough Little Man Nothing Too Whom] [Epicurus]

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.-Epicurus
[ Entirely Friendship Greatest Happy Make Much Possession Provides Things Us Which Wisdom] [Epicurus]

Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.-Epicurus
[ Entirely Friendship Greatest Happy Life Make Much Possession Provides Things Which Wisdom] [Epicurus]

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss.-Epicurus
[ Loss Much Possession Riches Their Torment Us] [Epicurus]

Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest.-Epicurus
[ Gain Pilots Reputation Skillful Storms Tempest Their] [Epicurus]

The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.-Epicurus
[ Art Dying Living Well] [Epicurus]

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.-Epicurus
[ Difficulty Glory Greater More Surmounting] [Epicurus]

The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.-Epicurus
[ Better Fool Misfortune Prosperity Than Wise] [Epicurus]

The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.-Epicurus
[ Crowd Forced Into Most Should Time Withdraw Yourself] [Epicurus]

There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.-Epicurus
[ Abstract Between Compact Justice Men Merely Such Thing] [Epicurus]

We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.-Epicurus
[ Confidence Friends Help Much Need Our Their] [Epicurus]

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.-Epicurus
[ Adversity Being Challenging Courage Develop Difficult Everyday Happy Relationships Surviving Times Your] [Epicurus]