Heraclitus - Quotes

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The sun is new each day.

The sun is new each day.

There is nothing permanent except change.

There is nothing permanent except change.

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.

Big results require big ambitions.

Big results require big ambitions.

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.

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.

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

The chain of wedlock is so heavy that it takes two to carry it - and sometimes three.

The chain of wedlock is so heavy that it takes two to carry it - and sometimes three.

Nothing endures but change.

Nothing endures but change.

If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail. ---->>>

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

The way up and the way down are one and the same. ---->>>

Nature is wont to hide herself.

Nature is wont to hide herself.

Eyes and ears are poor witnesses to people if they have uncultured souls. ---->>>

A man's character is his fate. ---->>>

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.

Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.

Justice will overtake fabricators of lies and false witnesses. ---->>>

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

Couples are wholes and not wholes, what agrees disagrees, the concordant is discordant. From all things one and from one all things. ---->>>

Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

Even sleepers are workers and collaborators in what goes on in the Universe. ---->>>

A man's character is his guardian divinity. ---->>>

I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets. ---->>>

You cannot step into the same river twice. ---->>>

Much learning does not teach understanding.

Much learning does not teach understanding.

Character is destiny. ---->>>

Change alone is unchanging.

Change alone is unchanging.

To God everything is beautiful, good, and just; humans, however, think some things are unjust and others just.

To God everything is beautiful, good, and just; humans, however, think some things are unjust and others just.

Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony. ---->>>

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

Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire. ---->>>

Bigotry is the sacred disease. ---->>>

The eyes are more exact witnesses than the ears. ---->>>

No one that encounters prosperity does not also encounter danger. ---->>>

The best people renounce all for one goal, the eternal fame of mortals; but most people stuff themselves like cattle. ---->>>

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

Biography

Nationality: Greek
Born: 544 BC
Birthplace: Ephesus, Ionia, Persian Empire
Die: 483 BC
Occupation: Philosopher
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Heraclitus of Ephesus (; Greek: Ἡράκλειτος ὁ Ἐφέσιος, Hērákleitos ho Ephésios; c. 535 – c. 475 BC) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, and a native of the city of Ephesus, then part of the Persian Empire. He was of distinguished parentage. Little is known about his early life and education, but he regarded himself as self-taught and a pioneer of wisdom (wikipedia)