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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)


Nothing can be created from nothing.

Lucretius (De Rerum Natura)


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)


What once sprung from the earth sinks back into the earth.

Lucretius (De Rerum Natura)


Such evil deeds could religion prompt.

Lucretius (De Rerum Natura)


Fear was the first thing on earth to make gods.



The generations of living things pass in a short time, and like runners hand on the torch of life.

Lucretius (De Rerum Natura)


Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

Lucretius (De Rerum Natura)


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)


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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