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Type: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek
Date of Birth: 341 BC
Date of Death: 270 BC


 

Epicurus Quotes > It is folly for a man to pray...

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It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
Epicurus
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