Heraclitus

The eyes are more exact witnesses than the ears.
Heraclitus

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

Character is destiny.
Heraclitus

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.
Heraclitus

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

Much learning does not teach understanding.
Heraclitus

Couples are wholes and not wholes, what agrees disagrees, the concordant is discordant. From all things one and from one all things.
Heraclitus

The chain of wedlock is so heavy that it takes two to carry it – and sometimes three.
Heraclitus

Big results require big ambitions.
Heraclitus

The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
Heraclitus

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

Nothing endures but change.
Heraclitus

Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.
Heraclitus

The sun is new each day.
Heraclitus

You cannot step into the same river twice.
Heraclitus

Nature is wont to hide herself.
Heraclitus

Even sleepers are workers and collaborators in what goes on in the Universe.
Heraclitus

A man’s character is his guardian divinity.
Heraclitus

No one that encounters prosperity does not also encounter danger.
Heraclitus

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

Bigotry is the sacred disease.
Heraclitus

To do the same thing over and over again is not only boredom: it is to be controlled by rather than to control what you do.
Heraclitus

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

Change alone is unchanging.
Heraclitus

I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets.
Heraclitus

There is nothing permanent except change.
Heraclitus

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

Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire.
Heraclitus

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

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

A man’s character is his fate.
Heraclitus

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

Justice will overtake fabricators of lies and false witnesses.
Heraclitus

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

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

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

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

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

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