Frases de Lucrecio
Fecha de nacimiento: 94 a.C.
Fecha de muerte: 55 a.C.
Otros nombres:Lucretius Carus, Titus Carus Lucretius
Tito Lucrecio Caro fue un poeta y filósofo romano.
Book I, line 268 (tr. Munro)
„All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher.“
As quoted in What Great Men Think of Religion (1972 ) 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).
Book II, lines 999–1000 (tr. Bailey)
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.
Book I, line 150 (tr. Munro)
„All things must needs be borne on through the calm void moving at equal rate with unequal weights.“
Book II, lines 238–239 (tr. Bailey)
Book I, lines 82–83 (tr. C. Bailey)
„Violence and injury enclose in their net all that do such things, and generally return upon him who began.“
Book V, lines 1152–1153 (tr. Rouse)
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
„A little river seems to him, who has never seen a larger river, a mighty stream; and so with other things—a tree, a man—anything appears greatest to him that never knew a greater.“
Book VI, lines 674–677 (quoted in The Essays of Michel de Montaigne, tr. W. C. Hazlitt)
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