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Greek philosopher, BC 341-270
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Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
Death and dying
Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not
Death and dying
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.
Dreams
Freedom is the greatest fruit of self-sufficiency
Freedom
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.
Uncategorized
I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.
Uncategorized
If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
Uncategorized
If the gods listened to the prayers of men, all humankind would quickly perish since they constantly pray for many evils to befall one another
Prayer
If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
Uncategorized
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing?
Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing?
Then why call him God?
EvilGod
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.
Uncategorized
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
PrayerSelf-confidenceSelf-control
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.
Uncategorized
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.
Friendship
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
ConfidenceFriends
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
Security
Justice . . . is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed.
Uncategorized
Let no one delay the study of philosophy while young nor weary of it when old
Philosophy
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
Uncategorized
Neither one should hesitate about dedicating oneself to philosophy when young, nor should get tired of doing it when one's old, because no one is ever too young or too old to reach one's soul's healthy.
HealthLifePhilosophyYouth
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