Epicurus: Worst of wisdom

Posted by admin on Friday, April 7, 2017

Epicurus Money Quote saying even the worst of what could happen to a wise man is better than foolish and unthinking riches. Epicurus said:
 
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool Quote

“The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool” — Epicurus

 

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This quote from Epicurus suggests that true wisdom and virtue are more valuable than superficial wealth or success achieved through foolishness or vice. Even when facing hardship, the wise person maintains an inner peace and happiness that comes from living according to reason and virtue. Meanwhile, those prospering through luck or circumstance alone lack the security that comes from living well.

The overall message is that a life focused on higher human goods like knowledge, justice and compassion yields a fulfillment which no amount of money or status attained unethically can replace. True well-being depends not on outward conditions but the quality of one’s character and choices.

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