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Philosophy

So the most gruesome evil, death, does not concern us, because as we
existDefinition of existence: The universal presence of a physical or spiritual thing or entity. It is the cause of everything else and is at the basis of everything else.
, death is not there, and when death is there, we no longer exist.



Epicurus

Philosophy

The pain does not last continuously in the flesh, but the most violent pain only lasts very briefly. If it exceeds the joy in the flesh, he does not stay many
daysDefinition of time: General term for the experienced changes in our environment and ourselves. It can be gauged by the magnitude of the change.
. Even long-standing weaknesses still contain more of joy than of pain in the flesh.



Epicurus

Philosophy

The most beautiful fruit of righteousness is peace of
mindDefinition of mind: The ability to think, so instead of just concrete objects, to spiritually consider abstract principles.
.



Epicurus

Philosophy

Everyone retires from
lifeDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
as if he was just born.



Epicurus

Philosophy

Every pleasure is a
goodDefinition of good: A relative term for the things, states, activities and attitudes that are conducive to human life.
because it is of familiar
natureDefinition of nature: That which was not created by man. Also: the essence of a thing.
to us, but not every of it should be chosen. As
wellDefinition of good: A relative term for the things, states, activities and attitudes that are conducive to human life.
as all pain is an evil, yet not every of it should always be avoided.



Epicurus

Friendship

Farewell and remember my teachings.



Epicurus

Philosophy

Nothing is enough for whom the sufficient is not enough.



Epicurus

Philosophy

Bad is the constraint, but there is no constraint to
liveDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
under constraint.



Epicurus

Philosophy

Animals and small children are the mirror of
natureDefinition of nature: That which was not created by man. Also: the essence of a thing.
.



Epicurus

Sexuality

If sight, relation and contact are taken away, the erotic
passionDefinition of passion: A focus on something or someone, that captures mind and spirit in its entirety, and can take on fanatical forms.
dissolves.



Epicurus

Friendship

We need
friendsDefinition of friend: Someone to which you have a relationship based on mutual affection. It is characterized by trust and familiarity.
not to need them, but to have the certainty to be allowed to need them.



Epicurus

Philosophy

Justice isn't something that has sense in itself, but it is rather an agreement taken in mutual interaction, to avoid mutual damage.



Epicurus

Character

Little souls become cocky by success and discouraged by failure.



Epicurus

Philosophy

Who cares the least about tomorrow, approaches it with the greatest pleasure.



Epicurus

Politics

One needs to escape from the prison of business and
politicsDefinition of politics: Politics is the determination of the way of living together in a community by enforced guidelines or instructions.
.



Epicurus

Politics

Who is clever, does not make
politicsDefinition of politics: Politics is the determination of the way of living together in a community by enforced guidelines or instructions.
.



Epicurus

Spirituality

One has to serve philosophy to be truly
freeDefinition of freedom: The possibility of a person to decide, unaffected from outside, within the limits of one's own possibilities and respect for the rights of others.
.



Epicurus

Philosophy

Some are preparing on
lifeDefinition of life: The amount of functioning organisms in the physical universe. Their typical properties are: energy and metabolism, organization, susceptibility, reproductive capacity, heredity and growth.
for a life long and do not notice, that to all of us is given the deadly poison of becoming.



Epicurus

Character

With most
peopleDefinition of people: A generalizing concept for human beings or persons. Typically one means ones own countrymen, or the people in ones own respective environment.
, calmness is only stiffness and movement is just frenzy.



Epicurus

Character

The pain of the sage, if he is tortured himself, is not greater than if a
friendDefinition of friend: Someone to which you have a relationship based on mutual affection. It is characterized by trust and familiarity.
is
beingDefinition of existence: The universal presence of a physical or spiritual thing or entity. It is the cause of everything else and is at the basis of everything else.
tortured.



Epicurus

Society

Never have I strived to please the crowd. For what they liked, I did not understand, and what I
knewDefinition of knowledge: Secured insight is considered knowledge. An insight can never be considered absolutely secured, but only as beyond reasonable doubt.
was far from their conscience.



Epicurus