Heraclitus

Heraclitus

Heraclitus of Ephesus (c. 535 – c. 475 BC) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, and a native of the city of Ephesus. Heraclitus was famous for his insistence on ever-present change as being the fundamental essence of the universe, as stated in the famous saying, "No man ever steps in the same river twice". This position was complemented by his stark commitment to a unity of opposites in the world, stating that "the path up and down are one and the same". 

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The eyes are more exact witnesses than the ears.

A man's character is his fate.

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

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

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

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

Nature is wont to hide herself.

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

A man's character is his guardian divinity.

Justice will overtake fabricators of lies and false witnesses.

The sun is new each day.

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

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.

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

Big results require big ambitions.

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