"jubilation unsurpassed is the nature of good" - Epicureanism | Epic Swerve

"jubilation unsurpassed is the nature of good"

“That which produces a jubilation unsurpassed is the nature of good, if you apply your mind rightly and then stand firm and do not stroll about, prating meaninglessly about the good.” — Epicurus


I love this quote because it helps me understand the personality of Epicurus a little better — he is funny. But it also shows his focus is on practical improvement in our lives, not on discussion, or winning arguments. And he doesn’t like to argue for the sake of argument. Sometimes we all — especially philosophers — get hung up on nuances or even big boulders, when the reality is we should lean on our own common sense to find our way.



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