Single Idea 22241

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / a. Virtues]

Full Idea

Don't fear god, Don't worry about death; What is good is easy to get, What is terrible is easy to cure.

Gist of Idea

Don't fear god or worry about death; the good is easily got and the terrible easily cured


Philodemus (Herculaneum Papyrus [c.50 BCE], 1005,4.9-14)

Book Reference

Epicurus: 'The Epicurus Reader', ed/tr. Inwood,B. /Gerson,L. [Hackett 1994], p.-11

A Reaction

This is known as the Four-Part Cure, and is an epicurean prayer, probably formulated by Epicurus.