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could secure itself against the chances of this world and the next. No systern has ever been so popular. It is clear and plausible. To those who ask nothing from life but a comfortable existence with a minimum of effort, anxiety, adventure, or inconvenience, Epicureanism presents a theory which explains their instincts, and justifies and assists their practice. And there is nobility in a creed which exposes clearly the folly of vice, greed, and superstition and the possibilities in a simple life. Against superstition in particular it was a great weapon : and superstition, though this age suffers little from it, has been one of the great curses of the world. No system has ever been so detested or denounced. It lends itself to abuses, as Lactantius pointed out. And if it expresses the conscious or unconscious wishes of two-thirds of the human race, it revolts and enrages the remainder. Epicureanism clips the wings of all those aspirations, imaginings, and efforts on which men soar towards the distant heaven. The eagle becomes a barn-door fowl and finds his happiness in the corn on the dunghill. Religion goes. Science goes : its uses are exhausted when it has freed men from superstition. Knowledge is not an end in itself for those who see in pleasure the goal of life. Literature goes. Epicurus called poetry ` the poet's din ', spoke of ` the fooleries of Homer ', and told his followers to ` set their sails and fly from all culture '. Politics go. They expose us to danger and anxiety, and distract us from our real good. There are left the Epicurean ideals of self-sufficiency and quietism, auTdprceea and aTapaela-an egoism of the least gross and repellent, the most amiable and enlightened type, but still an egoism which ignores the saying, ` men ought so to procure serenity as they destroy not magnanimity'.

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