Epicurus was an ancient Greek philosopher who founded the school of philosophy known as Epicureanism. His philosophy centered around seeking pleasure, tranquility, and freedom from fear and pain as the ultimate goals of human life.
Below are some of his famous quotes:
do not spoil what you have by desiring what you do not have, Remember that what you now have was once among things you only hoped for.
It is impossible to live a pleasant life without wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life
Happiness is man's greatest aim in life. Tranquility and rationality are the cornerstones of happiness.
The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
Of all the things that wisdom provides for living one's entire life in happiness, the greatest by far is the possession of friendship.
Justice... is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed.
These quotes reflect Epicurus's philosophy, which encouraged a simple and prudent life focused on maximizing pleasure and minimizing pain through wisdom, friendship, and the pursuit of knowledge.