Lucretius

99 - 55 BC

A Quote by Titus Lucretius Carus

The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied.

Lucretius (99 - 55 BC)

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A Quote by Titus Lucretius Carus on vision, creativity, and imagination

The first beginnings of things cannot be distinguished by the eye.

Lucretius (99 - 55 BC)

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A Quote by Titus Lucretius Carus on deed, evil, persuasion, and religion

So potent was religion in persuading to evil deeds -Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum

Lucretius (99 - 55 BC)

Source: De Rerum Natura, I.101

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A Quote by Titus Lucretius Carus on earth, reason, and water

(On the temperature of water in wells) The reason why the water in wells becomes colder in summer is that the earth is then rarefied by the heat, and releases into the air all the heat-particles it happens to have. So, the more the earth is drained of heat, the colder becomes the moisture that is concealed in the ground. On the other hand, when all the earth condenses and contracts and congeals with the cold, then, of course, as it contracts, it squeezes out into the wells whatever heat it holds.

Lucretius (99 - 55 BC)

Source: Lucretius On the nature of things (De Rerum Natura), Sphere Books, London, 1969

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A Quote by Titus Lucretius Carus on bitterness and heart

From the heart of this fountain of delights wells up some bitter taste to choke them even amid the flowers.

Lucretius (99 - 55 BC)

Source: 55 B.C.

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A Quote by Titus Lucretius Carus

Nothing can be created out of nothing. "Nil posse creari De nilo."

Lucretius (99 - 55 BC)

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A Quote by Titus Lucretius Carus on men, motherhood, and pleasure

Mother of Aeneas, pleasure of men and gods. -Aeneadum genetrix, hominum divomque voluptas

Lucretius (99 - 55 BC)

Source: De Rerum Natura, I.1

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A Quote by Titus Lucretius Carus

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

Lucretius (99 - 55 BC)

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A Quote by Titus Lucretius Carus

Falling drops will at last wear away stone.

Lucretius (99 - 55 BC)

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