Epicurus Quotes Collection
- If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
- Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
- Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
- 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.
- It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
- Empty is the argument of the philosopher which does not relieve any human suffering.