Epicurus Quotes (101 quotes)

Letters, principal doctrines, and Vatican sayings by Epicurus (Bobbs-Merrill, 1964), p. 68
The essential Epicurus: letters, principal doctrines, Vatican sayings, and fragments (1993 edition)

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Nationality: Greek

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: Epicurus 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.

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