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Monday, November 30, 2009

Epicurean "fourfold remedy"

The gods are not to be feared,
Death is not to be dreaded;
What is good is easy to acquire
What is bad is easy to bear.

h/t Pierre Hadot

3 comments:

Charlie H said...

But there's nothing in that to excuse my pervasive sense of guilt!

Mike said...

Maybe Epicurus can't help out there. Determinism may be of some service.

All I have to offer personally are these "get out of guilt free" cards I bastardized from my monopoly game.

John said...

Also heard it as:

Nothing to fear from (or of) God
Nothing to feel in Death
Good can be Attained
Evil can be Endured