"Think for yourself..." - Epicureanism | Epic Swerve

"Think for yourself..."

“I would wish you to think nothing good, or bad either, upon my decision. The first and the last thing I would say to man is, think for yourself.” — Epicurus, in A Few Days In Athens


This quote reminds me of these other quotations that I love:

“With eager judgement weigh things, and, if you see them true, lift your hands and yield, or, if it is false, gird yourself to battle.” — Lucretius

“We must come with our eyes and our ears, our hearts and our understandings open; anxious, not to find ourselves right, but to discover what is right; asserting nothing which we cannot prove; believing nothing which we have not examined.” — Epicurus, also in A Few Days In Athens



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