Epicurus

c. 341 - c. 270 BC

A Quote by Epicurus on god, omnipotence, malevolence, evil, omnipotent, and malevolent

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then He is not omnipotent. Is He able, but not willing? Then He is malevolent. Is He both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is He neither able nor willing? Then why call Him God?

Epicurus (c. 341 - c. 270 BC)

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A Quote by Epicurus on god, faith, religion, evil, atheism, truth, reality, intelligence, presence, enlightenment, and motivation

 

If God is willing to prevent evil, but is not able to

 

 Then he is not omnipotent.

 

If he is able, but not willing

 Then he is malevolent.

 

If he is both able and willing

 Then whence cometh evil?

 

If he is neither able nor willing

 Then why call him God?

Epicurus (c. 341 - c. 270 BC)

Source: The Riddle of Epicurus or Epicurean Paradox

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A Quote by Epicurus on justice, wisdom, and life

It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly.

Epicurus (c. 341 - c. 270 BC)

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A Quote by Epicurus on freedom, happiness, and philosophy

If you would enjoy real freedom, you must be the slave of Philosophy.

Epicurus (c. 341 - c. 270 BC)

Source: Epicurus

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A Quote by Epicurus

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

Epicurus (c. 341 - c. 270 BC)

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A Quote by Epicurus on life, nature, opinions, poor, and rich

If you live according to nature,
you will never be poor;
if you live according to opinions,
you will never be rich.

Epicurus (c. 341 - c. 270 BC)

Source: A Guide to Happiness (Phoenix 60p Paperbacks), Pages: 53

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A Quote by Epicurus on beginning, knowledge, and salvation

The knowledge of sin is the beginning of salvation.

Epicurus (c. 341 - c. 270 BC)

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A Quote by Epicurus on beginning, life, and pleasure

Pleasure is the beginning and the end of living happily.

Epicurus (c. 341 - c. 270 BC)

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A Quote by Epicurus on fear, life, and neighbors

Let nothing be done in your life, which will cause you fear if it becomes known to your neighbor.

Epicurus (c. 341 - c. 270 BC)

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A Quote by Epicurus on faults

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The fool, with all his other faults, has this also, he is always getting ready to live.

Epicurus (c. 341 - c. 270 BC)

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