Lucretius Quotes

Lucretius Quotes: No matter how difficult a task may look.. Persistence and steady action will get you through
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Lucretius Quote: 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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Quotes about Lucretius: Nature impelled men to make sounds with their tongues And they found it useful to give names to things Much for the same reason that we see children now Have recourse to gestures because they cannot speak And point their fingers at things which appear before them.
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Quote about Lucretius: 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.
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Lucretius Sayings: If anyone decided to call the sea Neptune, and corn Ceres, and to misapply the name of Bacchus rather than to give liquor its right name, so be it; and let him dub the round world
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Lucretius Saying: For it is unknown what is the real nature of the soul, whether it be born with the bodily frame or be infused at the moment of birth, whether it perishes along with us, when death separates the soul and body, or whether it visits the shades of Pluto and bottomless pits, or enters by divine appointment into other animals.[Lat., Ignoratur enim, quae sit natura animai;Nata sit, an contra nascentibus insinuetur;Et simul intereat nobiscum, morte diremta,An tenebras Orci visat, vastasque lacunas:An pecudes alias divinitus insinuet se.]
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Sayings about Lucretius: Thus the sum Forever is replenished, and we live As mortals by eternal give and take. The nations wax, the nations wane away; In a brief space the generations pass, And like to runners hand the lamp of life One unto other.
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Saying about Lucretius: For out of doubt In these affairs 'tis each man's will itself That gives the start, and hence throughout our limbs Incipient motions are diffused.
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Lucretius Quotes: Nor can those motions that bring death prevail Forever, nor eternally entomb The welfare of the world; nor, further, can Those motions that give birth to things and growth Keep them forever when created there.
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Lucretius Quote: Poor humanity, to saddle the gods with such a responsibility and throw in a vindictive temper. What griefs they hatch for themselves, what festering sores for us, what tears for our prosperity! This is not piety, this oft-repeated show of bowing a veiled head before a graven image; this bustling to every altar; this kow-towing and prostration on the ground with palms outspread before the shrines of the gods; this deluging of vow on vow. True piety lies rather in the power to contemplate the universe with a quiet mind.
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Quotes about Lucretius: No fact is so simple that it is not harder to believe than to doubt at the first presentation. Equally, there is nothing so mighty or so marvelous that the wonder it evokes does not tend to diminish in time.
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Quote about Lucretius: For piety lies not in being often seen turning a veiled head to stones, nor in approaching every altar, nor in lying prostratebefore the temples of the gods, nor in sprinkling altars with the blood of beastsbut rather in being able to look upon all things with a mind at peace.
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Lucretius Sayings: What came from the earth returns back to the earth, and the spirit that was sent from heaven, again carried back, is received into the temple of heaven.[Lat., Cedit item retro, de terra quod fuit ante,In terras; et, quod missum est ex aetheris oreis,Id rursum caeli relatum templa receptant.]
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