Heraclitus
Quotations


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

It is hard to contend against one's heart's desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.

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.

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

Change alone is unchanging.

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

The world, an entity out of everything, was created by neither gods nor men, but was, is and will be eternally living fire, regularly becoming ignited and regularly becoming extinguished.

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

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.

Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it.

Immortal mortals, mortal immortals, one living the others' death and dying the others' life.

Even sleepers are workers and collaborators on what goes on in the universe.



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