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Epicurus in so many Words


The politics of writing blog has a good post today, which I recommend.  It gives the birth date of Epicurus as 341 BCE, in Samos, an island off the coast of Greece.  Epicurus’ most famous saying, I believe, is a four-parter:  “Don’t fear G-d, don’t worry about death, what is good is easy to get, and what is terrible is easy to endure.”  Epicurus is known as the father of the Epicurean philosophy, which has received a lot of bad press, but which, along with atomism, is one of classical Greece’s most lasting contributions to the happiness (or unhappiness) of mankind.  Did I mention democracy?

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