Principal Doctrine 12

XII "It is impossible for someone ignorant about the nature of the universe but still suspicious about the subjects of the myths to dissolve his feelings of fear about the most important matters. So it is impossible to receive unmixed pleasures without knowing natural science." (Epicurus, Principal Doctrine 12)


Translated by Brad Inwood and L. P. Gerson (1994)


The Philosopher's Garden, Athens by Antal Strohmayer (1834)