Lucretius Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Lucretius quotes, Lucretius sayings, and Lucretius proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

How is it that the sky feeds the stars? Lucretius
From the heart of the fountain of delight rises a jet of bitterness that tortures us among the very flowers. Lucretius
It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind. Lucretius
Violence and injury enclose in their net all that do such things, and generally return upon him who began. Lucretius
What is food to one man may be fierce poison to others. Lucretius
The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied. Lucretius
It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind. Lucretius
From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers. Lucretius
The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied. Lucretius
It is pleasant, when the sea runs high, to view from land the great distress of another. Lucretius
There can be no centre in infinity. Lucretius
Vineyards and shining harvests, pastures, arbors, And all this our very utmost toil Can hardly care for, we wear down our strength Whether in oxen or in men, we dull The edges of our ploughshares, and in return Our fields turn mean and stingy, underfed, And so today the farmer shakes his head, More and more often sighing that his work, The labour of his hands, has come to naught. Lucretius
The mask is torn off, while the reality remains Lucretius
The highest summits and those elevated above the level of other things are mostly blasted by envy as by a thunderbolt. Lucretius
Mother of Rome, delight of Gods and men, Dear Venus that beneath the gliding stars Makest to teem the many-voyaged main And fruitful lands- for all of living things Through thee alone are evermore conceived, Through thee are risen to visit the great sun- Before thee, Goddess, and thy coming on, Flee stormy wind and massy cloud away, For thee the daedal Earth bears scented flowers, For thee waters of the unvexed deep Smile, and the hollows of the serene sky Glow with diffused radiance for thee. Lucretius
It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind. Lucretius
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. Lucretius
What is food to one man may be fierce poison to others. Lucretius
The water hollows out the stone, not by force but drop by drop. Lucretius
The mind grows and decays with the body. Lucretius
The falling drops, at last, will wear the stone. Lucretius