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Quotes by Heraclitus

Quotes by Heraclitus

You could not step twice into the same rivers; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.
You cannot step into the same river twice.
To do the same thing over and over again is not only boredom: it is to be controlled by rather than to control what you do.
To God everything is beautiful, good, and just; humans, however, think some things are unjust and others just.
There is nothing permanent except change.
The way up and the way down are one and the same.
The sun is new each day.
The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
The eyes are more exact witnesses than the ears.
The chain of wedlock is so heavy that it takes two to carry it – and sometimes three.
The best people renounce all for one goal, the eternal fame of mortals; but most people stuff themselves like cattle.
Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.
Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.
Nothing endures but change.
No one that encounters prosperity does not also encounter danger.
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.
Nature is wont to hide herself.
Much learning does not teach understanding.
Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details.
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
Justice will overtake fabricators of lies and false witnesses.
It is hard to contend against one’s heart’s desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.
If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail.
I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets.
Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.
Eyes and ears are poor witnesses to people if they have uncultured souls.
Even sleepers are workers and collaborators in what goes on in the Universe.
Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire.
Couples are wholes and not wholes, what agrees disagrees, the concordant is discordant. From all things one and from one all things.
Corpses are more fit to be thrown out than is dung.
Character is destiny.
Change alone is unchanging.
Bigotry is the sacred disease.
Big results require big ambitions.
A man’s character is his guardian divinity.
A man’s character is his fate.

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