Principal Doctrine 10

"If the practices productive of the pleasures of profligates dispelled the fears of the mind about celestial things and death and pains and also taught the limit of the desires, we should never have fault to find with profligates, enjoying pleasures to the full from all quarters, and suffering neither pain nor distress from any quarter, wherein the evil lies." (Epicurus, Principal Doctrine 10))

Translated by Norman W. De Witt, Epicurus and His Philosophy 235; 1954

A Roman Feast by Roberto Bompiani (1821-1908)