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HERACLITUS OF EPHESUS
Greek philosopher
(c. 540 BC - c. 480 BC)
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A blow to the head will confuse a man's thinking, a blow to the foot has no such effect, this cannot be the result of an immaterial soul.
      - [Soul]

Abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.
      - [Knowledge : Wisdom]

All is flux, nothing stays still.
      - [Change]

Although it is better to hide our ignorance, this is hard to do when we relax over wine.
      - [Ignorance : Wine and Spirits]

Character is destiny.
      - [Character]

Character is fate. (Destiny)
      - in Mullach's "Fragmenta Philosophurum Groecorum"
        [Destiny]

Doctors cut, burn, and torture the sick, and then demand of them an undeserved fee for such services.
      - [Doctors]

Eyes are more accurate witnesses than ears.
      - [Witness]

God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, satiety and want.
      - [God]

If you do not expect the unexpected, you will not find it; for it is hard to be sought out, and difficult.
      - [Expectation]

Man is not made for defeat.
      - [Defeat]

Man is on earth as in an egg.
      - [Man]

Much learning does not teach understanding.
      - [Learning]

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

Stupidity is better kept a secret than displayed.
      - [Stupidity]

The gods are immortal men, and men are mortal gods.
      - [Humanity]

The most perfect mind is a dry light.
  [Lat., Lumen siccum optima anima.]
      - the "obscure saying", quoted by Bacon, who explains it as a mind not "steeped and infused in the humors of the affections"
        [Mind]

The people should fight for the law as for their city wall.
      - [Law]

The Sibyl, speaking with inspired mouth, sends her voice to remotest ages.
      - [Apothegms]

The waking have one and the same world, the sleeping turn aside each into a world of his own.
      - found in Burnet's "Early Greek Philosophy"
        [Thought]

The way up and the way down are one and the same.
      - [Success]

To do the same thing over and over is not only boredom; it is to be controlled by rather than to control what you do.
      - [Boredom]

We circle in the night and we are devoured by fire.
      - [Fire]

You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
      - [Change]

Everything flows and nothing stays.
      - Cratylus (402a) [Change]


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