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Lucretius Quotes

Roman poet and philosopher

Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.

Category: Conscience

The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied.

Category: Contentment

From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers.

Category: Paradise

The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.

Category: Perseverance

The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.

Category: Perseverance

Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains, with no part of yours in peril.

Category: Pleasure

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.

Category: Pleasure

What is food to one man is bitter poison to others.

Category: Taste

It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind.

Category: Wealth

In the midst of the fountain of wit there arises something bitter, which stings in the very flowers.

Category: Wit