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Brief author info: Lucretius (98?-55 B.C.) Full name, Titus Lucretius Carus. Roman poet and natural philosopher.
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Nothing comes from nothing.
Whenever a thing changes and quits its proper limits, this change is at once the death of that which was before.
It is pleasurable, when winds disturb the waves of a great sea, to gaze out from land upon the great trials of another.
You may complete as many generations as you please during your life; none the less will that everlasting death await you.
In a brief space the generations of living beings are changed and like runners pass on the torches of life.
Were a man to order his life by the rules of true reason, a frugal substance joined to a contented mind is for him great riches; for never is there any lack of a little.
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.
What can give us surer knowledge than our senses? With what else can we better distinguish the true from the false?
The body searches for that which has injured the mind with love.
The highest summits and those elevated above the level of other things are mostly blasted by envy as by a thunderbolt.
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