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Heraclitus
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The majority of people have no understanding of the things with which they daily meet, nor, when instructed, do they have any right knowledge of them, although to themselves they seem to have. Heraclitus

It would not be better if things happened to men just as they wish Heraclitus

Everything flows, nothing stays still. Heraclitus

The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny ... it is the light that guides your way. Heraclitus

Day by day, what you do is who you become. Heraclitus

The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. Heraclitus

From out of all the many particulars comes oneness, and out of oneness come all the many particulars. Heraclitus

Those who hear and do not understand are like the deaf. Of them the proverb says: "Present, they are absent." Heraclitus

Thinking is a sacred disease and sight is deceptive. Heraclitus

Of the Logos which is as I describe it men always prove to be uncomprehending, both before they have heard it and when once they have heard it. For although all things happen according to this Logos men are like people of no experience, even when they experience such words and deeds as I explain, when I distinguish each thing according to its constitution and declare how it is; but the rest of men fail to notice what they do after they wake up just as they forget what they do when asleep. Heraclitus

It is by disease that health is pleasant; by evil that good is pleasant; by hunger, satiety; by weariness, rest. Heraclitus

Nothing is, everything is becoming. Heraclitus

You may travel far and wide but never will you find the boundaries of the soul. Heraclitus

The road uphill and the road downhill are one and the same. Heraclitus

The sun is new each day. Heraclitus

God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger. Heraclitus

The eyes are more exact witnesses than the ears. Heraclitus

What is divine escapes men's notice because of their incredulity. Heraclitus

Men who love wisdom should acquaint themselves with a great many particulars. Heraclitus

Things of which there is sight, hearing, apprehension, these I prefer. Heraclitus

Nature loves to hide. Heraclitus

Even what those with the greatest reputation for knowing it all claim to understand and defend are but opinions. Heraclitus

Dogs bark at a person whom they do not know. Heraclitus

Invisible harmony is better than visible. Heraclitus

Knowledge is not intelligence. Heraclitus

The people should fight for the law as for their city wall. Heraclitus

This universe, which is the same for all, has not been made by any god or man, but it always has been, is, and will be an ever-living fire, kindling itself by regular measures and going out by regular measures. Heraclitus

Not I but the world says it: All is one. Heraclitus

Because it is so unbelievable, the Truth often escapes being known. Heraclitus

The world is nothing but a great desire to live and a great dissatisfaction with living. Heraclitus

Though wisdom is common, yet the many live as if they had a wisdom of their own. Heraclitus

The world, an entity out of everything, was created by none of the gods or men, but was, is and will be eternally living fire, regularly becoming ignited and reg- ularly becoming extinguished.... Heraclitus

Whoever cannot seek the unforeseen sees nothing for the known way is an impasse. Heraclitus

To me one man is worth ten thousand if he is first-rate. Heraclitus

Nothing is constant except change Heraclitus

The results are in great need greater ambition. Heraclitus

Things keep their secrets. Heraclitus

Nothing is permanent but change. Heraclitus

You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you. Heraclitus

Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details. Heraclitus

A man's character is his guardian divinity. Heraclitus

All things are in a state of flux. Heraclitus

There is harmony in the tension of opposites, as in the case of the bow and lyre. Heraclitus

Greater dooms win greater destinies. Heraclitus

War is the mother of everything. Heraclitus

Heraclitus somewhere says that all things are in process and nothing stays still, and likening existing things to the stream of a river he says that you would not step twice into the same river. Heraclitus

There is a stability in the Universe because of the orderly and balanced process of change, the same measure coming out as going in, as if reality were a huge fire that inhaled and exhaled equal amounts. Heraclitus

Change is the only constant. Heraclitus

All things are in flux; the flux is subject to a unifying measure or rational principle. This principle (logos, the hidden harmony behind all change) bound opposites together in a unified tension, which is like that of a lyre, where a stable harmonious sound emerges from the tension of the opposing forces that arise from the bow bound together by the string. Heraclitus

The waking have one common world, but the sleeping turn aside each into a world of his own Heraclitus

It is weariness to keep toiling at the same things so that one becomes ruled by them. Heraclitus

Of all whose words I have heard, no one attains to this, to know that wisdom is apart from all. Heraclitus

The only thing that is constant is change. Heraclitus

Learning many things does not teach understanding Heraclitus

Many who have learned from Hesiod the countless names of gods and monsters never understand that night and day are one Heraclitus

A drunk man, staggering and mindless, must be led home by his son, so wet is his psyche... Water brings death to the psyche, as earth brings death to water... The psyche lusts to be wet. Heraclitus

The only constant is change. Unless you get a small group of neighbors together to stop it. Heraclitus

No one that encounters prosperity does not also encounter danger. Heraclitus

Corpses are more fit to be thrown out than is dung. Heraclitus

There is nothing permanent in the world except change. Heraclitus

Most people do not take heed of the things they encounter, nor do they grasp them even when they have learned about them, although they suppose they do. Heraclitus

Realize that war is common and justice is strife, and that all things come into being and pass away through strife. Heraclitus

Where there is no strife there is decay: 'The mixture which is not shaken decomposes.' Heraclitus

Under the comb, the tangle and the straight path are the same. Heraclitus

The gods are immortal men, and men are mortal gods. Heraclitus

It is better to conceal ignorance than to expose it. Heraclitus

People ought to fight to keep their law as to defend the city s walls. Heraclitus

The Cosmos was not made by gods but always was and is eternal fire. Heraclitus

History is a child building a sand-castle by the sea, and that child is the whole majesty of man's power in the world. Heraclitus

The nature of things is in the habit of concealing itself. Heraclitus



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