Single Idea 3562

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / A. Value / 2. Values / g. Fine deeds]

Full Idea

I spit on the fine and those who emptily admire it, when it doesn't make any pleasure.

Gist of Idea

Fine things are worthless if they give no pleasure


Epicurus (fragments/reports [c.289 BCE]), quoted by Julia Annas - The Morality of Happiness Ch.16

Book Reference

Annas,Julia: 'The Morality of Happiness' [OUP 1995], p.340

A Reaction

in Athenaeus