Lucretius

Roman philosopher and poet; in a long didactic poem he tried to provide a scientific explanation of the universe (96-55 BC)

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From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers.Rate it:
In the midst of the fountain of wit there arises something bitter, which stings in the very flowers.Rate it:
It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind.Rate it:
Nothing can be created from nothing.Rate it:
Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another's great tribulation not because any man's troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive you are free of them yourself is pleasant.Rate it:
Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another's great tribulation; not because any man's troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive you are free of them yourself is pleasant.Rate it:
Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains, with no part of yours in peril.Rate it:
Such evil deeds could religion prompt.Rate it:
The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.Rate it:
The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.Rate it:
The falling drops at last will wear the stone.Rate it:
The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied.Rate it:
There is no place in nature for extinction.Rate it:
Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.Rate it:
What came from the earth returns back to the earth, and the spirit that was sent from heaven, again carried back, is received into the temple of heaven.Rate it:
What is food to one man is bitter poison to others.Rate it:

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