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Heraclitus Quotes

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544 BC - 483 BC
Nationality: Greek
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: Greek Philosopher

Big results require big ambitions.


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


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


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


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


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.


It is hard to contend against one's heart's desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.


A man's character is his fate.


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


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


Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details.


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


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


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


You cannot step into the same river twice.


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


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


Bigotry is the sacred disease.


The sun is new each day.


There is nothing permanent except change.


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