Quotes from Ancient Times
What the rich and famous and wise said
Thoughtful and attentive words to contenplate learn from
Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quote.s It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.
Epicurus c.341-270 BC, Greek Philosopher
Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is to little.
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men all live in a city without walls.
The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.
Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life.
The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.
There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men
A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs...
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know.
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest.
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.
We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help when in need.
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
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