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Epicurus
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from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
Epicurus
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Variant translation: "Most men are insensible when they rest, and mad when they act." - Vatican Sayings (also titled "The Sayings of Epicurus" or "The Voice of Epicurus"). This is a collection of Epicurus and other Epicureans sayings preserved in a 14th century manuscript from the Vatican Library.


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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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