Epicurus Quotes – Part III

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Data da publicação: 09/10/2013

God, Death The Gods should not be feared, Death should not frighten us, Benevolence is easily obtained And evil is easily endured!   If God is omnipotent, omniscient and benevolent then evil could not continue to exist. If He is omnipotent and omniscient, then He is aware of all evil and has the power to end it, yet he does not. Then He is not good. If omnipotent and benevolent, then he has the power to extinguish evil an...

Epicurus Quotes – Parte II

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Data da publicação: 16/09/2013

Pleasure, love The apogee of pleasure is attained only after all pains have been eliminated, for as long as pleasure reigns, neither pain nor woos remain. The pleasures of love have never served us. We should consider ourselves happy to remain unbothered. Some pleasures are natural and necessary; other are natural and unnecessary; while others are neither natural nor necessary, but born only of vain opinion. Desire is cause of...

Epicurus Quotes – Part I

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Data da publicação: 13/08/2013

Epicurus of Samos, greek philosopher (341-270 A.C.) Happiness, Wealth Wealth required by nature is limited and is easy to procure; but wealth required by vain ideals extends infinitely. We are not very good at knowing what would make us happy and what we want is not always what we need. The essential for our happiness is found in our inner state of being, of which we are the lords.  A man is rich in proportion to the numbe...