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.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:737) - Epicurus hope
Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come,we are not.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:846) - Epicurus death
The wealth required by nature is limited and is easy to procure; but the wealth required by vain ideals extends to infinity.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:639) - Epicurus
Of all the means to insure happiness throughout the whole life, by far the most important is the acquisition of friends.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:673) - Epicurus A Guide To Happiness friendship happiness
Never say that I have taken it, only that I have given it back.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:785) - Epicurus
Epicurus (Greek: Ἐπίκουρος, Epikouros, "ally, comrade"; 341 BC – 270 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher as well as the founder of the school of philosophy called Epicureanism. Only a few fragments and letters of Epicurus's 300 written works remain. Much of what is known about Epicurean philosophy derives from later followers and commentators.
For Epicurus, the purpose of philosophy was to attain the happy, tranquil life, characterized by ataraxia—peace and freedom from fear—and aponia—the absence of pain—and by living a self-sufficient life surrounded by friends. He taught that pleasure and pain are the measures of what is good and evil; death is the end of both body and soul and should therefore not be feared; the gods do not reward or punish humans; the universe is infinite and eternal; and events in the world are ultimately based on the motions and interactions of atoms moving in empty space.