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What came from the earth returns back to the earth, and the spirit that was sent from heaven, again carried back, is received into the temple of heaven.
What is food to one man is bitter poison to others.
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.
We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from...Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.
Even if I knew nothing of the atoms, I would venture to assert on the evidence of the celestial phenomena themselves, supported by many other arguments, that the universe was certainly not created for us by divine power: it is so full of imperfectio
Fear was the first thing on earth to make gods
The generations of living things pass in a short time, and like runners hand on the torch of life
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.
Love is a product of habit
Nature ever upbuilds one thing from other, suffering naught To come to birth but through some other's death
Air, I should explain, becomes wind when it is agitated.
And life is given to none freehold, but it is leasehold for all.
Life is one long struggle in the dark.
So potent was religion in persuading to evil deeds.
Such are the heights of wickedness to which men are driven by religion.
It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind.
The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied.
Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.
Victory puts us on a level with heaven.