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EPICURUS

The crowd may sometimes fear death as the most terrible of evils, sometimes long for it as a rest from evil. But the wise man neither renounces life nor fears death : for he does not find the first oppressive or think the second evil. Just as he chooses food for its quality, not its quantity, so with life : it is not its length that he enjoys, but its pleasantness. He who counsels the young to live nobly and the old to die nobly is foolish, not because life is desirable, but because the training that fits us to live nobly fits us to die nobly. But much worse is the saying that it is good not to be born,
But being born to pass at once beyond the gates of Death. If a man believes this, why does he not die ? Death is in his power, if his purpose is firm.
We must remember that the future is neither in, nor entirely beyond, our power, in order that we may neither absolutely expect, nor absolutely despair of, its coming.
In this way Epicurns deals with the fear of God, of death, and of a future life. But he also tries to make men safe from other dangers. This is how he deals-for once not quite candidly-with pain.

PHYSICAL pain is not continuous or permanent. In an acute form it lasts a very short time ; when it merely outweighs pleasure in the body, it does not continue for many days ; and in the form of chronic ill health it admits a surplus of pleasure over pain.

This is not convincing, and indeed in dealing with the natural changes and chances of life all Epicurus can do is to avoid and minimize. He urges his followers to expose them selves as little as possible, living sheltered lives, as he and his disciples lived in their quiet Athenian garden. Let them avoid politics, shun ambition, despise the prizes of court and camp. To be a great prince or statesman or general is to forget that we were born not for fame or power but for pleasure. It is better not to marry or have children. Otherwise we give
hostages to fortune. Thus the two keywords of his philosophy

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