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Pleasure is the first good. It is the beginning of every choice and every aversion. It is the absence of pain in the body and of troubles in the soul. Epicurus#Pleasure 118
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest. Epicurus#Talent 97
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship. Epicurus#Wisdom 79
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist. Epicurus#Death 76
Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come,we are not. Epicurus#Death 73
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. Epicurus#Recognition 72
Justice… is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed. Epicurus#Justice 68
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#Men 68
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls. Epicurus#Death 68
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help. Epicurus#Friend 65
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