Mr. Sandman,
bring me a dream
Make him the cutest
that I've ever seen
Give him two lips
like roses and clover
Then tell him that his lonesome nights are over.

—Pat Ballard

Democritus thinks that the nature of eternal things consists in small substances, infinite in quantity, and for them he posits a place, distinct from them and infinite in extent. He calls place by the names 'void', 'nothing', and 'infinite'; and each of the substances he calls 'thing', 'solid' and 'being'. He thinks that the substances are so small that they escape our senses, and that they possess all sorts of forms and all sorts of shapes and differences in magnitude. From them, as from elements, he was able to generate and compound visible and perceptible bodies.

—AristotleOn Democritus

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