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Nothing endures but change. – Heraclitus

 

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

 

The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change. – Heraclitus

 

There is nothing permanent except change. — Heraclitus

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Heraclitus quotes

You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing in. – Heraclitus

 

Everything changes and nothing stands still. – Heraclitus

 

Everything flows and nothing abides; everything gives way and nothing stays fixed. – Heraclitus

 

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. – Heraclitus

 

Eyes are more accurate witnesses than ears. – Heraclitus

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Heraclitus quotes

Time is a game played beautifully by children. – Heraclitus

 

Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back. ― Heraclitus

 

The hidden harmony is better than the obvious. – Heraclitus

 

The eyes are more exact witnesses than the ears. – Heraclitus

 

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

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Heraclitus quotes

Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world. – Heraclitus

 

Much learning does not teach understanding. – Heraclitus

 

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

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Heraclitus quotes

It is harder to fight against pleasure than against anger. – Heraclitus

 

Eyes and ears are bad witnesses for men who have barbarian souls. – 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

 

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

 

To be evenminded is the greatest virtue. Wisdom is to speak the truth and act in keeping with its nature. – Heraclitus

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Heraclitus quotes

Man’s character is his fate. ― Heraclitus

 

Big results require big ambitions. – Heraclitus

 

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

 

Nature is wont to hide her self. – Heraclitus

 

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

 

The abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise. – Heraclitus

 

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

 

It is hard to fight against impulsive desire; whatever it wants it will buy at the cost of the soul. – Heraclitus

 

War is the father and king of all, and has produced some as gods and some as men, and has made some slaves and some free. – 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

 

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

 

The real constitution of things is accustomed to hide itself. – Heraclitus

 

Wisdom is the oneness of mind that guides and permeated all things. – Heraclitus

 

We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play. – Heraclitus

 

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. – Heraclitus

 

Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony. – Heraclitus

 

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

 

How can you hide from what never goes away? – Heraclitus

 

Those who love wisdom must investigate many things. – Heraclitus

 

Change alone is unchanging. – Heraclitus

 

It is difficult to fight against anger; for a man will buy revenge with his soul. – Heraclitus

 

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

 

Physicians who cut, burn, stab, and rack the sick, demand a fee for it which they do not deserve to get. – Heraclitus

 

If you do not expect the unexpected, you will not recognize it when it arrives. – Heraclitus

 

Man is not made for defeat. – Heraclitus

 

It is in changing that we find purpose. – Heraclitus

 

Allow yourself to think only those thoughts that match your principles and can bear the bright light of day. Day by day, your choices, your thoughts, your actions fashion the person you become. Your integrity determines your destiny. ― Heraclitus

 

The sun is new each day. – Heraclitus

 

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

 

The unlike is joined together, and from differences results in the most beautiful harmony. – Heraclitus

 

Thinking is a sacred disease and sight is deceptive. – Heraclitus

 

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

 

All things flow, nothing abides. – Heraclitus

 

The road up and the road down is one and the same. – Heraclitus

 

The Universe, that is the All, is made neither of gods nor of men, but ever has been and ever will be an eternal living Fire, kindling and extinguishing in the destined measure, a game which Zeus plays with himself. – Heraclitus

 

Dogs bark at what they don’t understand. – Heraclitus

 

It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine. – Heraclitus

 

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

 

Bigotry is the sacred disease. – Heraclitus

 

What were scattered gathers? What has gathered blows away? – 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

 

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

 

Greater dooms win greater destinies. – Heraclitus

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

It ever was, and is, and shall be, ever-living fire, in measures being kindled and in measures going out. – Heraclitus

 

Life has the name of life, but in reality, it is death. – Heraclitus

 

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. – Heraclitus

 

Without injustices,the name of justice would mean what? – Heraclitus

 

The awake share a common world, but the asleep turn aside into private worlds. – Heraclitus

 

A man’s character is his guardian divinity. – Heraclitus

 

To God, all things are fair and good and right, but men hold some things wrong and some right. – Heraclitus

 

Whosoever wishes to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details. Knowledge is not intelligence. In searching for the truth be ready for the unexpected. Change alone is unchanging. The same road goes both up and down. The beginning of a circle is also its end. Not I, but the world says it: all is one. And yet everything comes in season. – Heraclitus

 

Stupidity is better kept a secret than displayed. – Heraclitus

 

All things come into being by conflict of opposites. – Heraclitus

 

To get everything you want is not a good thing. The disease makes health seem sweet. Hunger leads to the appreciation of being full-fed. Tiredness creates the enjoyment of resting. – Heraclitus

 

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

 

The waking have one world in common; sleepers have each a private world of his own. – Heraclitus

 

Time is a child playing with droughts.  Time is a child playing with droughts. – Heraclitus

 

Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire.Heraclitus

 

Unless you expect the unexpected you will never find it, for it is hard to discover and hard to attain. – Heraclitus

 

A hidden connection is stronger than an obvious one. – Heraclitus

 

The poet was a fool who wanted no conflict among us, gods or people. Harmony needs low and high, as progeny needs man and woman. – Heraclitus

 

History is a child building a sandcastle by the sea, and that child is the whole majesty of man’s power in the world. – Heraclitus

 

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

 

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

 

Men forget where the way leads and what they meet with every day seems strange to them. We should not act and speak like men asleep. – Heraclitus

 

The way up and the way down are one and the same. – Heraclitus

 

Religion is a disease, but it is a noble disease.Heraclitus

 

The sun is the width of a human foot. – Heraclitus

 

The meaning of the river flowing is not that all things are changing so that we cannot encounter them twice but that some things stay the same only by changing. – Heraclitus

 

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

 

The presumption must be quenched even more than a fire. – Heraclitus

 

People do not know how what is at variance agrees with itself. It is an attunement of opposite tensions, like that of the bow and the lyre. – Heraclitus

 

The Aeon is a child at play with colored balls. – Heraclitus

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