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All Quotes Quotes By Epicurus. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Therefore the true belief that death is nothing to us makes a mortal life happy, not by adding to it an infinite time, but by taking away the desire for immortality. For there is no reason why the man who is thoroughly assured that there is nothing to fear in death should find anything to fear in life. So, too, he is foolish who says that he fears death, not because it will be painful when it comes, but because the anticipation of it is painful; for that which is no burden when it is present gives pain to no purpose when it is anticipated.
Death, the most dreaded of evils, is therefore of no concern to us; for while we exist death is not present, and when death is present we no longer exist.
It is therefore nothing either to the living or to the dead since it is not present to the living, and the dead no longer are. On the other hand, in cases of interpreted data, if you accept as true those that need verification as well as those that do not, you will still be in error, since the whole question at issue in every judgment of what is true or not true will be left intact.
It is not affected by feelings of anger or benevolence, because these are found where there is lack of strength. On the contrary, we have all seen fires die down from lack of fuel, and lights obscured or blacked out by objects coming in front of them. Hence he based his ethics on nature, not on convention or on reason. Everyone in the Garden radiated earnestness and good cheer. The subject under discussion was happiness. Moral freedom and determinism are by no means incompatible.
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Epicuro a Erodoto , salve. Arrighetti, Einaudi, Torino. Vivrai invece come un dio fra gli uomini. Epicuro a Pitocle salute. Mi chiedevi poi di mandarti un trattatello, breve e riassuntivo, sui fenomeni celesti, per poterlo tener meglio a memoria. Gli altri miei scritti, infatti, sono difficili a ricordarsi, sebbene, come dici, tu li abbia continuamente alle mani.
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