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κόσμος σκηνή, ὁ βίος πάροδος· ἦλθες, εἶδες, ἀπῆλθες -> The world is a stage, life is a performance, you came, you saw, you departed
Democritus, fr. 115 D-K

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P. and V. φύσις, ἡ. Created things: P. γένεσις, ἡ (Plat.). The world: P. κόσμος, ὁ. Disposition: P. and V. τρόπος, ὁ, ἦθος, τό, φύσις, ἡ. Kind, class: P. and V. γένος, ὁ. Of what nature, interr. adj.: P. and V. ποῖος; indirect: P. and V. ὁποῖος. Of such a nature, adj.: P. and V. τοιοῦτος, τοιόσδε. By nature: P. and V. φύσει. Being ill-starred by nature: V. συγγενῶς δύστηνος ὤν (Eur., H.F. 1293). It isn't human nature that I should have neglected all my own affairs: P. οὐ γὰρ ἀνθρωπίνῳ ἔοικε τὸ ἐμὲ τῶν μὲν ἐμαυτοῦ ἁπάντων ἡμεληκέναι (Plat., Ap. 31B).