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Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus)

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We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since
things require a seed to start from.
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We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since
things require a seed to start from.
[Lat., Nil igitur fieri de nilo posse putandum es
Semine quando opus est rebus.]

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Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all
things return dissolved into their elements.
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Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all
things return dissolved into their elements.
[Lat., Haud igitur redit ad Nihilum res ulla, sed omnes
Discidio redeunt in corpora materiai.]

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It is pleasant, when the sea runs high, to view from land the
great distress of another.
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It is pleasant, when the sea runs high, to view from land the
great distress of another.
[Lat., Suave mari magno, turbantibus aequora ventis
E terra magnum alterius spectare laborum.]

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The sum total of all sums total is eternal (meaning the
universe).
[Lat., Summarum summa est aeternum.]

The sum total of all sums total is eternal (meaning the
universe).
[Lat., Summarum summa est aeternum.]

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Full from the fount of Joy's delicious springs
Some bitter o'er the flowers its bubbling venom springs.
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Full from the fount of Joy's delicious springs
Some bitter o'er the flowers its bubbling venom springs.
[Lat., Medio de fonte leporum
Surgit amari aliquid, quod in ipsis floribus angat.]

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