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Epicurus Quotes

I hope you find these Epicurus Quotes inspiring and motivational.

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

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


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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

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


 

What we enjoy constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches
as to conceive how others can be in want.
- Jonathan Swift

It is curious to observe what different
ideals of happiness people cherish,
and in what singular places they look
for this well-spring of their life.
Many look for it in the hoarding of riches,
some in the pride of power,
and others in the achievements of art and literature;
a few seek it in the exploration of their own minds,
or in search for knowledge.
- Helen Keller

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life can only be understood backwards;
but it must be lived forwards.
- Soren Kierkegaard

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

Trust only movement.
Life happens at the level of events, not of words.
Trust movement.
- Alfred Adler

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only those who can leave behind everything they
have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

This isn't a rehearsal or a practice life.
This is your real life - your one and only real life.
There are no retakes - no second chances.
Begin now - live full out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
- Henry David Thoreau

What seems new is only new to us.
- Pearl S. Buck

Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Peace cannot be kept by force;
it can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein

Yesterday is a canceled check;
tomorrow is a
promissory note;
today is the only cash you have;
so spend it wisely.
- Kay Lyons

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

An idea that is developed and put into action
is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
- The Buddha

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind -
A Mind is Only Useful When Tamed..
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
- Albert Einstein

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

There is no "right", there is no "wrong" -
there are only points of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

The truth is a snare:
you cannot have it, without being caught.
You cannot have the truth
in such a way that you catch it,
but only in such a way that it catches you.
- Soren Kierkegaard

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There is no certainty; there is only adventure.
- Roberto Assagioli

The only source of knowledge is experience.
- Albert Einstein

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is moved along, not only
by the mighty shoves of its heroes,
but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes
of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

The only sovereign you can allow to rule you is reason.
- Terry Goodkind

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

Yesterday is dead. Tomorrow is a dream.
Today - each today - is where the action is
where all of life occurs.
Today IS your life - your only life.
Life today to the fullest.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There's no wrong, only discovery...
- Byron Katie

The only wealth which you will keep forever
is the wealth you have given away.
- Marcus Aurelius

The distinction between the past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

Books are mirrors:
you only see in them what you already have inside you.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu

Whenever you are angry, be assured that
it is not only a present evil,
but that you have increased a habit.
- Epictetus

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates


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