Epicurus Quotes (76 quotes)




Epicurus
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The essential Epicurus: letters, principal doctrines, Vatican sayings, and fragments (1993 edition)
Epicurus
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Letter to Menoeceus, as translated in Stoic and Epicurean (1910) by Robert Drew Hicks, p. 169
Epicurus
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The Essential Epicurus : Letters, Principal Doctrines, Vatican sayings, and fragments (1993) edited by Eugene Michael O'Connor, p. 99
Epicurus
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Variant: Natural justice is a pledge of reciprocal benefit, to prevent one man from harming or being harmed by another. - Sovereign Maxims


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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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