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 ====== The Principal Doctrines Of Epicurus ====== ====== The Principal Doctrines Of Epicurus ======
  
-This translation is by Cyril Bailey.+As of 10/12/19, the most up-to-date version of this list is maintained [[https://​www.epicureanfriends.com/​wcf/​index.php?​principal-doctrines/​|within the main site at Epicureanfriends.com. ]] This page will remain in place for reference purposes, but please refer to [[https://​www.epicureanfriends.com/​wcf/​index.php?​principal-doctrines/​|the main Epicureanfriends.com version]] for the most reliable current version. 
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 +Except where noted, this translation is by Cyril Bailey, as contained in his text "​Epicurus - The Extant Remains."
  
 [[:pd_01|]] The blessed and immortal nature knows no trouble itself nor causes trouble to any other, so that it is never constrained by anger or favour. For all such things exist only in the weak. [[:pd_01|]] The blessed and immortal nature knows no trouble itself nor causes trouble to any other, so that it is never constrained by anger or favour. For all such things exist only in the weak.
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 [[:pd_05|]] It is not possible to live pleasantly without living prudently and honorably and justly, [nor again to live a life of prudence, honor, and Justice] without living pleasantly. And the man who does not possess the pleasant life, is not living prudently and honorably and justly, [and the man who does not possess the virtuous life], cannot possibly live pleasantly. [[:pd_05|]] It is not possible to live pleasantly without living prudently and honorably and justly, [nor again to live a life of prudence, honor, and Justice] without living pleasantly. And the man who does not possess the pleasant life, is not living prudently and honorably and justly, [and the man who does not possess the virtuous life], cannot possibly live pleasantly.
  
-[[:pd_06|]] To secure protection from men anything is a natural good by which you may be able to attain this end. **Note ​[[[https://​www.epicureanfriends.com/​index.php?​thread/​217-disputes-as-to-correct-translation-of-pd6-should-it-refer-to-sovereignty-and-kin/​|dispute about this translation here]].]+[[:pd_06|]] To secure protection from men anything is a natural good by which you may be able to attain this end. **Note [[https://​www.epicureanfriends.com/​index.php?​thread/​217-disputes-as-to-correct-translation-of-pd6-should-it-refer-to-sovereignty-and-kin/​|dispute about this translation here]].
  
 [[:pd_07|]] Some men wished to become famous and conspicuous,​ thinking that they would thus win for themselves safety from other men. Wherefore if the life of such men is safe, they have obtained the good which nature craves; but if it is not safe, they do not possess that for which they strove at first by the instinct of nature. [[:pd_07|]] Some men wished to become famous and conspicuous,​ thinking that they would thus win for themselves safety from other men. Wherefore if the life of such men is safe, they have obtained the good which nature craves; but if it is not safe, they do not possess that for which they strove at first by the instinct of nature.
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