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

Source

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