Epicurus, Principal Doctrines
14 = Diogenes Laertius 10.143 (tr. Brad Inwood and L.P. Gerson):
The purest security is that which comes from a quiet life and
withdrawal from the many, although a certain degree of security from
other men does come by means of the power to repel [attacks] and by
means of prosperity.
τῆς ἀσφαλείας τῆς ἐξ ἀνθρώπων γενομένης μέχρι τινὸς δυνάμει τε ἐξερειστικῇ καὶ εὐπορίᾳ, εἰλικρινεστάτη γίνεται ἡ ἐκ τῆς ἡσυχίας καὶ ἐκχωρήσεως τῶν πολλῶν ἀσφάλεια.
τε codd.: τινὶ Usener
ἐξερειστικῇ vel sim. codd.: ἐξοριστικῇ Meibom