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Wise Epicurus Quotes

May you find great value in these quotes by Epicurus.

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Expectation Disappointment Envy Greed

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

Skillful pilots gain their reputation
from storms and tempest.
- Epicurus

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus


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It is not so much our friends' help that helps us,
as the confidence of their help.
- Epicurus

Not what we have,
but what we enjoy,
constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus

What we enjoy constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus

 

If God listened to the prayers of men,
all men would quickly have perished:
for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
- Epicurus

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches
as to conceive how others can be in want.
- Jonathan Swift

It is curious to observe what different
ideals of happiness people cherish,
and in what singular places they look
for this well-spring of their life.
Many look for it in the hoarding of riches,
some in the pride of power,
and others in the achievements of art and literature;
a few seek it in the exploration of their own minds,
or in search for knowledge.
- Helen Keller

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Don't let schooling interfere with your education.
- Mark Twain

Live and let live.
- Yiddish Proverb

Stay at the center
and let all things take their course.
- Lao Tzu

Never Let Anyone Get Your Goat,
Push Your Buttons,
Get You Riled Up,
or Annoy You.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Can you let go of words and ideas,
attitudes and expectations?
If so, then the Tao will loom into view.
- Lao Tzu

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let the refining and improving of your own life
keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Breathe and let be.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Let light shine through the cracks
in the armor of your staunchest beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In meditation practice, the best way to get somewhere
is to let go of trying to get anywhere at all.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let him that would move the world first move himself.
- Socrates

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

Let it be.
- Paul McCartney

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

Let's Roll.
- Todd Beamer

Let reason trump tradition and the opinions of others,
but let your own sense of what is Right trump even reason.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we let things terrify us,
life will not be worth living.
- Seneca

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
- Rumi

Success seems to be largely a matter
of hanging on after others have let go.
- William Feather

When you are eating, eat totally -
chew totally, taste totally, smell totally.
Touch your bread, feel the texture.
Smell the bread, smell the flavor.
Chew it, let it dissolve into your being,
and remain conscious - and you are meditating.
And then meditation is not separate from life.
- Osho

We should not let our response to
the people who disagree with us
be dictated by what they say about us
or even how they treat people we care for.
There has to be a chance that we can find love.
- William J. Clinton

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -
unless you let him.
- Napoleon Hill

Let today be the day that you choose
to become your own greatest Hero.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can let circumstances rule us,
or we can take charge and
rule our lives from within.
- Earl Nightingale

Don't let anyone else take the measure
of your worth and capabilities.
Always stand proud in who you are.
- Margaret Spellings

When life seems overwhelming, just step back for a day.
Consider what is most important.
Focus on the crucial issues in your life.
Just let the rest of your upsets go.
You can't fix the whole world, but you can still make a difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we would guide by the light of reason
we must let our minds be bold.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
- Rumi (Persian poet 1207-1273)

Let me bring peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

Don't let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Do not let your fire go out.
- Ayn Rand

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The hardest part is what to leave behind, ... It's time to let go!
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
- John Lennon

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Do the small things of life with a relaxed awareness.
When you are eating, eat totally -
chew totally, taste totally, smell totally.
Touch your bread, feel the texture.
Smell the bread, smell the flavor.
Chew it, let it dissolve into your being.
- Osho

Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams.
- Anonymous

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding
everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.
- Albert Schweitzer

Positive thinking will let you do everything
better than negative thinking will.
- Zig Ziglar

Follow what you are genuinely passionate about
and let that guide you to your destination.
- Diane Sawyer

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

You can't let praise or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- John Wooden

Don't take rejection personally.
Don't let someone else's bad day spoil your day.
As long as you never reject yourself, you'll be fine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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