Epicurus (c. 341-270 BCE)
“We say that pleasure is the starting-point and the end of living blissfully. For we recognize pleasure as a good which is primary and innate.”
- From Epicurus’ Letter to Menoeceus, translated in Hellenistic Philosophy: Stoics, Epicureans, Sceptics by A. A. Long (University of California Press, 1986).