"We may also choose to accept pain..." - Epicureanism | Epic Swerve

"We may also choose to accept pain..."

“We may also choose to accept pain if, by doing so, it results in greater pleasure.” — Epicurus


From the Letter to Menoceus, this quotation is related to another one of my favorites from Epicurus:

“Frugality too has a limit, and the man who disregards it is in like case with him who errs through excess”:https://www.epicswerve.com/quotations/frugality-too-has-a-limit/

Both quotations underscore the fact that Epics do not avoid pain for the sake of avoiding pain.



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