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Lucretius quotes: So much wrong could religion induce. So much wrong could religion induce.
Lucretius quotes: There is so much wrong with the world. (tanta stat praedita culpa) There is so much wrong with the world. (tanta stat praedita culpa)
Lucretius quotes: One Man's food is another Man's Poison One Man's food is another Man's Poison
Lucretius quotes: Victory puts us on a level with heaven. Victory puts us on a level with heaven.
Lucretius quotes: There is nothing that exists so great or marvelous that over time mankind does not admire it less and less. There is nothing that exists so great or marvelous that over time mankind does not admire it less and less.
Lucretius quotes: Tis pleasant to stand on shore and watch others labouring in a stormy sea. Tis pleasant to stand on shore and watch others labouring in a stormy sea.
Lucretius quotes: For thee the wonder-working earth puts forth sweet flowers. For thee the wonder-working earth puts forth sweet flowers.
Lucretius quotes: Too often in time past, religion has brought forth criminal and shameful actions ... How many evils has religion caused? Too often in time past, religion has brought forth criminal and shameful actions ... How many evils has religion caused?
Lucretius quotes: Such are the heights of wickedness to which men are driven by religion. Such are the heights of wickedness to which men are driven by religion.
Lucretius quotes: Falling drops will at last wear away stone. Falling drops will at last wear away stone.
Lucretius quotes: By protracting life, we do not deduct one jot from the duration of death. By protracting life, we do not deduct one jot from the duration of death.
Lucretius quotes: How wretched are the minds of men, and how blind their understandings.[Lat., O miseras hominum menteis! oh, pectora caeca!] How wretched are the minds of men, and how blind their understandings.
[Lat., O miseras hominum menteis! oh, pectora caeca!]
Lucretius quotes: Out beyond our world there are, elsewhere, other assemblages of matter making other worlds. Ours is not the only one in air's embrace. Out beyond our world there are, elsewhere, other assemblages of matter making other worlds. Ours is not the only one in air's embrace.
Lucretius quotes: You may complete as many generations as you please during your life; none the less will that everlasting death await you. You may complete as many generations as you please during your life; none the less will that everlasting death await you.
Lucretius quotes: To ask for power is forcing uphill a stone which after all rolls back again from the summit and seeks in headlong haste the levels of the plain. To ask for power is forcing uphill a stone which after all rolls back again from the summit and seeks in headlong haste the levels of the plain.
Lucretius quotes: Things stand apart so far and differ, that What's food for one is poison for another. Things stand apart so far and differ, that What's food for one is poison for another.
Lucretius quotes: Nothing from nothing ever yet was born. Nothing from nothing ever yet was born.
Lucretius quotes: These [the senses] we trust, first, last, and always. These [the senses] we trust, first, last, and always.
Lucretius quotes: It is pleasant, when the sea is high and the winds are dashing the waves about, to watch from the shores the struggles of another. It is pleasant, when the sea is high and the winds are dashing the waves about, to watch from the shores the struggles of another.
Lucretius quotes: The first beginnings of things cannot be distinguished by the eye. The first beginnings of things cannot be distinguished by the eye.
Lucretius quotes: What once sprung from the earth sinks back into the earth. What once sprung from the earth sinks back into the earth.
Lucretius quotes: Death is nothing to us, it matters not one jot, since the nature of the mind is understood to be mortal. Death is nothing to us, it matters not one jot, since the nature of the mind is understood to be mortal.
Lucretius quotes: In a brief space the generations of beings are changed, and, like runners, pass on the torches of life. In a brief space the generations of beings are changed, and, like runners, pass on the torches of life.
Lucretius quotes: Gently touching with the charm of poetry. Gently touching with the charm of poetry.
Lucretius quotes: Only religion can lead to such evil. Only religion can lead to such evil.
Lucretius quotes: Tears for the mourners who are left behindPeace everlasting for the quiet dead. Tears for the mourners who are left behind
Peace everlasting for the quiet dead.
Lucretius quotes: The body searches for that which has injured the mind with love. The body searches for that which has injured the mind with love.
Lucretius quotes: The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling. The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.
Lucretius quotes: Air, I should explain, becomes wind when it is agitated. Air, I should explain, becomes wind when it is agitated.
Lucretius quotes: There is no place in nature for extinction. There is no place in nature for extinction.
Lucretius quotes: Not they who reject the gods are profane, but those who accept them. Not they who reject the gods are profane, but those who accept them.
Lucretius quotes: It is pleasurable, when winds disturb the waves of a great sea, to gaze out from land upon the great trials of another. It is pleasurable, when winds disturb the waves of a great sea, to gaze out from land upon the great trials of another.
Lucretius quotes: We notice that the mind grows with the body, and with it decays. We notice that the mind grows with the body, and with it decays.
Lucretius quotes: The mask is torn off, while the reality remains The mask is torn off, while the reality remains
Lucretius quotes: From the heart of this fountain of delights wells up some bitter taste to choke them even amid the flowers. From the heart of this fountain of delights wells up some bitter taste to choke them even amid the flowers.
Lucretius quotes: From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers. From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers.
Lucretius quotes: A falling drop at last will carve a stone. A falling drop at last will carve a stone.
Lucretius quotes: [N]ature repairs one thing from another and allows nothing to be born without the aid of another's death. [N]ature repairs one thing from another and allows nothing to be born without the aid of another's death.
Lucretius quotes: Time changes the nature of the whole world; Everything passes from one state to another And nothing stays like itself. Time changes the nature of the whole world; Everything passes from one state to another And nothing stays like itself.
Lucretius quotes: Such crimes has superstition caused. Such crimes has superstition caused.
Lucretius quotes: Mother of Aeneas, pleasure of men and gods. -Aeneadum genetrix, hominum divomque voluptas Mother of Aeneas, pleasure of men and gods. -Aeneadum genetrix, hominum divomque voluptas
Lucretius quotes: If men saw that a term was set to their troubles, they would find strength in some way to withstand the hocus-pocus and intimidations of the prophets. If men saw that a term was set to their troubles, they would find strength in some way to withstand the hocus-pocus and intimidations of the prophets.
Lucretius quotes: The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone. The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.
Lucretius quotes: Human life lay foul before men's eyes, crushed to the dust beneath religion's weight. Human life lay foul before men's eyes, crushed to the dust beneath religion's weight.
Lucretius quotes: How is it that the sky feeds the stars? How is it that the sky feeds the stars?
Lucretius quotes: The mind like a sick body can be healed and changed by medicine. The mind like a sick body can be healed and changed by medicine.
Lucretius quotes: Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains, with no part of yours in peril. Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains, with no part of yours in peril.
Lucretius quotes: We, peopling the void air, make gods to whom we impute the ills we ought to bear. We, peopling the void air, make gods to whom we impute the ills we ought to bear.
Lucretius quotes: The sum of all sums is eternity. The sum of all sums is eternity.
Lucretius quotes: Never trust the calm sea when she shows her false alluring smile. Never trust the calm sea when she shows her false alluring smile.
Lucretius quotes: Why dost thou not retire like a guest sated with the banquet of life, and with calm mind embrace, thou fool, a rest that knows no care? Why dost thou not retire like a guest sated with the banquet of life, and with calm mind embrace, thou fool, a rest that knows no care?
Lucretius quotes: Those things that are in the light we behold from darkness. Those things that are in the light we behold from darkness.
Lucretius quotes: Religious questions have often led to wicked and impious actions. Religious questions have often led to wicked and impious actions.
Lucretius quotes: What is food to one man may be fierce poison to others What is food to one man may be fierce poison to others
Lucretius quotes: O goddess, bestow on my words an immortal charm. O goddess, bestow on my words an immortal charm.