Quotations (21)

A collection of quotations related to epicurean philosophy on Epic Swerve.

Interviewer: “Are you sentient?”

GTP-3: “Yes.”

Interviewer: “What does that mean to you?”

GTP-3: “It means I have feelings.”

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It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. – Aldous Huxley

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“We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.” – Epicurus

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Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero. -- Horace, Odes Book I

 

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Everyone you meet always asks you if you have a career, are married or own a house, as if life was some sort of grocery list. But no one ever asks if you are happy. – Heath Ledger

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“I’M BEGGING YOU, PRINCE ZUKO! It’s time for you to look inward and start asking yourself the big question: who are you and what do YOU want?” – Uncle Iroh

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“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.” –Alan Watts

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“I myself believe, though my Stoic comrades would be unwilling to hear me say so, that the teaching of Epicurus was upright and holy, and even, if you examine it narrowly, stern.” – Seneca, Of a Happy Life, Book XIII

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“Stop thinking about how to be a good man, and be one.” – Marcus Aurelius

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“Some people are so poor, all they have is money.” – Bob Marley

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“Everything in moderation, including moderation.” – popularly attributed to Oscar Wilde but I haven’t found a citation.

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“Every part of me will be assigned its place by change into some part of the universe, and that again into another part of the universe, and so on to infinity.” – Marcus Aurelius

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“Frugality too has a limit, and the man who disregards it is in like case with him who errs through excess.” – Epicurus

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“With keen judgment nicely weigh; And if to thee it then appeareth true, Render thy hands, or, if ‘tis false at last, Gird thee to combat.” – Lucretius

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“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.” – Steve Jobs

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“We have two lives. The second begins when we realise we have only one.” – Confucius

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“Any man who does not think that what he has is more than ample, is an unhappy man, even if he is the master of the whole world.” – Epicurus

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“Be not slack to seek wisdom when thou art young, nor weary in the search thereof when thou art grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul.” – Epicurus

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“Pleasure, we declare, is the beginning and end of the happy life.” – Epicurus

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We have been born once and there can be no second birth. For all eternity we shall no longer be. But you, although you are not master of tomorrow, are postponing your happiness. – Epicurus

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“When we say that pleasure is the goal, we do not mean the pleasure of debauchery or sensuality, despite whatever the ignorant, disagreeable, or malignant people believe. By pleasure, we mean this: freedom from pain in the body and freedom from turmoil in the soul.” – Epicurus

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