Nil igitur fieri de nilo posse putandum es Semine quando opus est rebus. We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from. LucretiusDe Rerum Natura. Bk. I. L. 206.
Haud igitur redit ad Nihilum res ulla, sed omnes Discidio redeunt in corpora materiai. Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements. LucretiusDe Rerum Natura. Bk. I. 250.
Gratis anhelans, multa agendo nihil agens. Sibi molesta, et aliis odiosissima. Out of breath to no purpose, in doing much doing nothing. A race (of busybodies) hurtful to itself and most hateful to all others. PhædrusFables. Bk. II. 5. 3.