Lucretius

A falling drop at last will carve a stone.  - Lucretius

Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements. - Lucretius

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. - Lucretius

We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from. - Lucretius

Religious questions have often led to wicked and impious actions.  - Lucretius

For as children tremble and fear everything in the blind darkness, so we in the light sometimes fear what is no more to be feared than the things children in the dark hold in terror and imagine will come true. {99-55 B.C} - Titus Lucretius Carus