Facts about Lucretius

Summary

Lucretius was a famous Poet from Rome, who lived between 94 BC and 55 BC.

Our collection contains 21 quotes who is written / told by Lucretius.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Virgil, Horace, Sallust, Titus Livius, Cleopatra, Augustus

Famous quotes by Lucretius (21)


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"What is food to one man is bitter poison to others"
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"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another"
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"Victory puts us on a level with heaven"
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"Thus the sum of things is ever being reviewed, and mortals dependent one upon another. Some nations increase, others diminish, and in a short space the generations of living creatures are changed and like runners pass on the torch of life"
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"Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows"
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"The sum of all sums is eternity"
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"The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied"
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"The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone"
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"The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling"
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"Sweet it is, when on the high seas the winds are lashing the waters, to gaze from the land on another's struggles"
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"Such are the heights of wickedness to which men are driven by religion"
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"So potent was religion in persuading to evil deeds"
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"Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains, with no part of yours in peril"
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"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"
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"Life is one long struggle in the dark"
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"It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind"
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"In the midst of the fountain of wit there arises something bitter, which stings in the very flowers"
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"From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers"
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"From the heart of the fountain of delight rises a jet of bitterness that tortures us among the very flowers"
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"Constant dripping hollows out a stone"
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"And life is given to none freehold, but it is leasehold for all"


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