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Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Expectation Disappointment Envy Greed

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

Skillful pilots gain their reputation
from storms and tempest.
- Epicurus

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

 

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us,
as the confidence of their help.
- Epicurus

Not what we have,
but what we enjoy,
constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus

Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy,
much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
- Epicurus


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It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that
which he has the power to obtain by himself.
- Epicurus

It is possible to provide security against other ills,
but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
- Epicurus

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
- Epicurus

What we enjoy constitutes our abundance.
- Epicurus

Justice...
is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed.
- Epicurus

Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man;
his greatest and highest interests are directed by
reason throughout the course of life.
- Epicurus

The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself
is when you are forced to be in a crowd.
- Epicurus

If God listened to the prayers of men,
all men would quickly have perished:
for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
- Epicurus

I have never wished to cater to the crowd;
for what I know they do not approve,
and what they approve I do not know.
- Epicurus

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday.
You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
- Epicurus

I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome.
- Epicurus

It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet,
than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.
- Epicurus

I never desired to please the rabble.
What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew
was far removed from their understanding.
- Epicurus

A free life cannot acquire many possessions,
because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs.
- Epicurus

There is no such thing as justice in the abstract;
it is merely a compact between men.
- Epicurus

The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
- Epicurus

We do not so much need the help of our friends as the
confidence of their help in need.
- Epicurus

The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
- Epicurus

Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist,
death is not here.
And when it does come, we no longer exist.
- Epicurus

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not;
remember that what you now have was once among the
things you only hoped for.
- Epicurus

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy,
much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
- Epicurus

It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living
wisely and well and justly.
And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly
without living a pleasant life.
- Epicurus

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
- B. C. Forbes

A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.
- Henry Ward Beecher

To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom;
and he that increaseth his riches,
increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure,
and trouble findeth it not.
- Akhenaton

Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches
as to conceive how others can be in want.
- Jonathan Swift

All riches have their origin in mind.
Wealth is in ideas - not money.
- Robert Collier

It is curious to observe what different
ideals of happiness people cherish,
and in what singular places they look
for this well-spring of their life.
Many look for it in the hoarding of riches,
some in the pride of power,
and others in the achievements of art and literature;
a few seek it in the exploration of their own minds,
or in search for knowledge.
- Helen Keller

America does not fight for land, glory or riches.
- Virginia Foxx

We do not want riches, we want peace and love.
- Red Cloud

Riches are not forbidden, but the pride of them is.
- John Chrysostom

History does nothing; it does not possess immense riches,
it does not fight battles.
It is men, real, living, who do all this.
- Karl Marx

Riches have never fascinated me, unless combined with
the greatest charm or distinction.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness,
riches, honours, and sensual gratifications,
are infinitely worse than none.
- David Brainerd

Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.
- Henry Ward Beecher

If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it;
blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches;
for the Creator,
there is no poverty.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.
- Walter Savage Landor

Riches get their value from the mind of the possessor;
they are blessings to those who know how to use them,
and curses to those who do not.
- Terence

The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches,
increases ever with the acquisition of it.
- Laurence Sterne

As favor and riches forsake a man, we discover in him
the foolishness they concealed,
and which no one perceived before.
- Jean de la Bruyere

If our soldiers are not overburdened with money,
it is not because they have a distaste for riches;
if their lives are not unduly long,
it is not because they are disinclined to longevity.
- Sun Tzu

Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident,
and riches take wings.
Only one thing endures and that is character.
- Horace Greeley

The rich are richer, and the poor are poorer,
in the city than elsewhere; and, as a rule,
the greater are the riches of the rich and the poverty of the poor.
- Josiah Strong

Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits.
- Edmund Burke

A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not,
is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
- Richard Burton

Every wise, just, and mild government,
by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and secure,
will always abound most in people, as well as in commodities and riches.
- David Hume

Never respect men merely for their riches,
but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height,
but for its use.
- Gamaliel Bailey

Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.
- John Locke

Great abundance of riches cannot be gathered and kept by any man without sin.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Riches are chiefly good because they give us time.
- Charles Lamb

Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.
- Francis Bacon

Kosovo is a small country but it also has a lot of
riches that were granted to us by God.
- Ibrahim Rugova

There is no stronger craving in the world than that of the rich for titles,
except that of the titled for riches.
- Hesketh Pearson

To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power.
- George MacDonald

A short cut to riches is to subtract from our desires.
- Petrarch

He that is proud of riches is a fool.
For if he is exalted above his neighbors because he has more gold,
how much inferior is he to a gold mine.
- Jeremy Taylor

The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.
- Martin Luther

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself;
his aim is so exalted that riches,
office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.
- Samuel Johnson

Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures,
but in the use made of them.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

A good name is rather to be chosen than riches.
- King Solomon

A learned man has always riches in himself.
- Phaedrus

Riches cover a multitude of woes.
- Menander


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