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Lucretius Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Lucretius Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Lucretius

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

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

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
- Lucretius

 

And life is given to none freehold, but it is leasehold for all.
- Lucretius

From the heart of the fountain of delight rises a jet
of bitterness that tortures us among the very flowers.
- Lucretius

The sum of all sums is eternity.
- Lucretius


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Sweet it is, when on the high seas the winds are lashing the waters,
to gaze from the land on another's struggles.
- Lucretius

So potent was religion in persuading to evil deeds.
- Lucretius

Life is one long struggle in the dark.
- Lucretius

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

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

The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.
- 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 drops of rain make a hole in the stone,
not by violence, but by oft falling.
- Lucretius

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

Victory puts us on a level with heaven.
- Lucretius

Such are the heights of wickedness to which men are driven by religion.
- Lucretius

Thus the sum of things is ever being reviewed,
and mortals dependent one upon another.
Some nations increase, others diminish,
and in a short space the generations of living creatures
are changed and like runners pass on the torch of life.
- Lucretius

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

Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton PHOTO

It is better to conquer yourself
than to win a thousand battles.
Then the victory is yours.
It cannot be taken from you,
not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
- The Buddha

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

Friends are angels who lift us to our feet
when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
- Anonymous

If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
- James Madison

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
- Thomas Carlyle

Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.
- Raymond Inmon

Peace is the first thing the angels sang.
- John Keble

If instead of a gem, or even a flower,
we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend,
that would be giving as the angels give.
- George MacDonald

Cloud Animals: Be a Child Again.
I remember warm summer afternoons,
laying in the shade of a maple tree in the back yard
of my Connecticut home watching the clouds for hours.
As those clouds formed dragons and foxes, clowns and angels,
I traveled across space and time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

I feel no need for any other faith
than my faith in the kindness of human beings.
I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it
that I cannot think of heaven and angels.
- Pearl S. Buck

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden,
a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it.
You and you alone make me feel that I am alive.
Other men it is said have seen angels,
but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
- George Edward Moore

In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only
for God and angels to be lookers-on.
- Pythagoras

Then the Angels came in 1961, and I fell in love with them.
- Leigh Steinberg

They're called "angels" because they're in heaven until the reviews come out.
- Barbra Streisand

Pride is still aiming at the best houses:
Men would be angels,
angels would be gods.
Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell;
aspiring to be angels men rebel.
- Alexander Pope

Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
- Christopher Dawson

Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where
we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws.
- Jim Morrison

It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air,
the void, or the planets.
It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.
- Voltaire

The near stillness recalls what is forgotten,
extinct angels.
- Georg Trakl

Ask anyone committed to Marxist analysis how many angels on the head of a pin,
and you will be asked in return to never mind the angels,
tell me who controls the production of pins.
- Joan Didion

A friend is always good to have, but a lover's kiss
is better than angels raining down on me.
- Dave Matthews

The savior who wants to turn men into angels is as
much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian despot
who wants to turn them into puppets.
- Eric Hoffer

An angel's arm can't snatch me from the grave;
legions of angels can't confine me there.
- Edward Young

But this Christ or Redeemer took not upon him the nature of angels,
but the seed of Abraham, that is, human nature,
that in the nature which sinned he might make the expiation required.
- Adam Clarke

Naturally we would prefer seven epiphanies a day and
an earth not so apparently devoid of angels.
- Jim Harrison

Angels are like diamonds.
They can't be made, you have to find them.
Each one is unique.
- Jaclyn Smith

Reputation is what men and women think of us;
character is what God and angels know of us.
- Thomas Paine

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us,
and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us,
and we only know them when they are gone.
- George Eliot

Since my illness, I've felt the presence of my angels.
- Fran Drescher

We are ne'er like angels till our passion dies.
- Thomas Dekker

If man is only a little lower than the angels,
the angels should reform.
- Mary Wilson Little

I know I got angels watchin me from the other side.
- Kanye West

My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels white,
In the gardens of the night.
- Robert Bridges

Sometimes I have wondered whether life wouldn't be
much more amusing if we were all devils,
and no nonsense about angels and being good.
- William Hurlbut

Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded
my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life.
- Edvard Munch

Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
- Alexander Pope

Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle,
and since then have followed me throughout my life.
- Edvard Munch

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
- Alexander Pope

Poets are Damned...
but See with the Eyes of Angels.
- Allen Ginsberg

I believe in angels, so it's simple.
- Isabelle Adjani

There was no club but the Hells Angels as far as I was concerned.
- Chuck Zito

So it just goes to show you that it was always the Hells Angels first.
They were the originals and all other clubs try and
imitate what the Hells Angels have already done.
- Chuck Zito

We are not angels.
Nor are we the devils you have made us out to be.
- Slobodan Milosevic

I'm in California a lot; I go overseas sometimes and
I meet more Hells Angels than other Angels do.
- Chuck Zito

San Francisco has just blown us all away.
I also understand Angels in America didn't do well there.
- Chita Rivera

It was pride that changed angels into devils;
it is humility that makes men as angels.
- Saint Augustine

Who, then, will govern? The answer must be,
Man - for we have no angels in the shape of men,
as yet, who are willing to take charge of our political affairs.
- Andrew Johnson

Man was created a little lower than the angels and
has bin getting a little lower ever since.
- Josh Billings


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