More quotes from Epicurus

  • Pleasure is the first good. It is the beginning of every choice and every aversion.  It is the absence of pain in the body and of troubles in the soul.”

  • Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.”

  • Nothing is sufficient for the person who finds sufficiency too little.”

  • Happiness is man’s greatest aim in life.  Tranquility and rationality are the cornerstones of happiness.”

  • Luxurious food and drinks, in no way protect you from harm. Wealth beyond what is natural is no more use than an overflowing container.  Real value is not generated by theatres, and baths, perfumes or ointments, but by philosophy.”

  • 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.”

  • Of all the means which are procured by wisdom to ensure happiness throughout the whole of life, by far the most important is the acquisition of friends.”

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

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

  • The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.”

Also in this issue:

Price fixing knows no borders

When an employer overpays an employee

To be free of the Competition Act

A nasty surprise for lenders

You’re in the Air Force Now

POPI and freedom of expression

POPI developments

The Palsgraf legacy