Deprived of pain, and also deprived of danger, able to do what it wants, (Nature) does not need us, nor understands our deserts, and it cannot be angry.
Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus) Quotes
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 imperfections.
Nothing can be created out of nothing.
So the wearing of wild beasts’ skins has gone out of fashion… Skins yesterday, purple and gold today – such are the baubles that embitter human life with resentment.