Epicurus on Enough

He who has learned the limits of life knows that it is easy to provide that which removes the feeling of pain owing to want and makes one’s whole life perfect. So there is no need for things which involve struggle.

~ Epicurus

Wilson, Catherine. The Pleasure Principle: Epicureanism: A Philosophy for Modern Living (p. 243). HarperCollins Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Epicurus on Contentment

“Any man who does not think that what he has is more than ample, is an unhappy man, even if he is the master of the whole world.”

~ Epicurus

Epictetus on Luxury

“In things that pertain to the body take only as much as your bare need requires, I mean such things as food, drink, clothing, and shelter; but cut down everything which is for outward show or luxury.”

~ Epictetus

Seneca on Poverty

“I do not regard a man as poor, if the little which remains is enough for him.”

~ Seneca

Paul Theroux on Enough

“In travel, as in many other experiences in life, once is usually enough.”

~Paul Theroux

David Hockney on Money

I’ve always had enough money to do what I want to do, for the last 55 years, even when I didn’t have much. And that’s all I’m interested in.

~ David Hockney

Epicurus on Enough

“Nothing is enough for the man for whom enough is too little.”

~ Epicurus