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

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The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.

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

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About Lucretius

Profession: Poet
Nationality: Roman
Born: 94 BC
Died: 94 BC

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