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Violence and injury enclose in their net all that do such things, and generally return upon him who began.
Lucretius (De Rerum Natura)
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Nothing can be created from nothing.
Lucretius (De Rerum Natura)
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Even if I knew nothing of the atoms, I would venture to assert on the evidence of the celestial phenomena themselves, supported by many other arguments, that the universe was certainly not created for us by divine power: it is so full of imperfections.
Lucretius (On the Nature of the Universe)
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What once sprung from the earth sinks back into the earth.
Lucretius (De Rerum Natura)
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Such evil deeds could religion prompt.
Lucretius (De Rerum Natura)
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Fear was the first thing on earth to make gods.
Lucretius
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The generations of living things pass in a short time, and like runners hand on the torch of life.
Lucretius (De Rerum Natura)
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Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Lucretius (De Rerum Natura)
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But if one should guide his life by true principles, man's greatest wealth is to live on a little with contented mind; for a little is never lacking.
Lucretius (De Rerum Natura)
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Life is one long struggle in the dark.
Lucretius (De Rerum Natura) 
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Titus Lucretius Carus Biography

Born: 99 BCE
Died: 55 BCE

Titus Lucretius Carus, also known as simply Lucretius, was a Roman poet and philosopher. His only known work is "De rerum natura" and is a highly revered philosophical work.

Notable Works

De Rerum Natura, also known in English as "On the Nature of Things" (1st century BCE)


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