Quotes by Heraclitus

"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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"Time is a game played beautifully by children."
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"The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change -"
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"Even a soul submerged in sleep
is hard at work and helps
make something of the world."
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"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 do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way."
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Books by Heraclitus

  • Homeric Problems
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  • October 1st 2005 by Society of Biblical Literature

    (first published January 1st 2003)

Heraclitus
  • Heraclitus

  • Date of birth: November 24, 0535
  • Died: December 13, 0475
  • Born: in Ephesus, Ionia, Greece.

  • Description: Heraclitus of Ephesus (Greek: Ἡράκλειτος ὁ Ἐφέσιος,c.535 – c.475 BCE) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, a native of the Greek city Ephesus, Ionia, on the coast of Asia Minor. 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. From the lonely life he led, and still more from the apparently riddled and allegedly paradoxical nature of his philosophy and his stress upon the needless unconsciousness of humankind, he was called "The Obscure" and the "Weeping Philosopher".

    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". Through these doctrines Heraclitus characterized all existing entities by pairs of contrary properties, whereby no entity may ever occupy a single state at a single time. This, along with his cryptic utterance that "all entities come to be in accordance with this Logos" (literally, "word", "reason", or "account") has been the subject of numerous interpretations.

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