Facts about Heraclitus

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Heraclitus was a famous Philosopher from Greece, who lived between 544 BC and 483 BC.

Our collection contains 34 quotes who is written / told by Heraclitus.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Sophocles, Aeschylus, Herodotus, Pericles, Anaxagoras, Empedocles, Themistocles

Famous quotes by Heraclitus (34)


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


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