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 :: 95-55 BC, Roman poet and philosopher

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From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers.
~ Lucretius - [Paradise]

 

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In the midst of the fountain of wit there arises something bitter, which stings in the very flowers.
~ Lucretius - [Wit]

 

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It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind.
~ Lucretius - [Wealth]

 

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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.
~ Lucretius - [Pleasure]

 

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Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains, with no part of yours in peril.
~ Lucretius - [Pleasure]

 

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The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.
~ Lucretius - [Perseverance]

 

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The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.
~ Lucretius - [Perseverance]

 

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The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied.
~ Lucretius - [Contentment]

 

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Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.
~ Lucretius - [Conscience]

 

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What is food to one man is bitter poison to others.
~ Lucretius - [Taste]

 

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