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Lucrecio

Fecha de nacimiento: 94 a.C.
Fecha de muerte: 55 a.C.
Otros nombres:Lucretius Carus, Titus Carus Lucretius

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Tito Lucrecio Caro fue un poeta y filósofo romano.

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Frases Lucrecio

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„Therefore death is nothing to us“

—  Lucretius
Context: Therefore death is nothing to us, it matters not one jot, since the nature of the mind is understood to be mortal. Book III, lines 830–831 (tr. Rouse)

„All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher.“

—  Lucretius
As quoted in What Great Men Think of Religion (1972 [1945]) by Ira D. Cardiff, p. 245. Actually said by Edward Gibbonː "The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people, as equally true; by the philosopher, as equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful." (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 1776, Vol. I, Ch. II).

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„So potent was Religion in persuading to do wrong.“

—  Lucretius
Book I, line 101 (tr. Alicia Stallings) H. A. J. Munro's translation: So great the evils to which religion could prompt! W. H. D. Rouse's translation: So potent was Superstition in persuading to evil deeds.

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„The steady drip of water causes stone to hollow and yield.“

—  Lucretius
Book I, line 313 (tr. Stallings) Variant translation: Continual dropping wears away a stone. Compare: "The soft droppes of rain perce the hard marble; many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks", John Lyly, Euphues, 1579 (Arber's reprint), p. 81

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