Quotes by Heraclitus

Character is destiny.
- Heraclitus
The sun is new each day.
- Heraclitus
Nothing endures but change.
- Heraclitus
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Change alone is unchanging.
- Heraclitus
Bigotry is the sacred disease.
- Heraclitus
Nature is wont to hide herself.
- Heraclitus
Big results require big ambitions.
- Heraclitus
A man's character is his fate.
- Heraclitus
There is nothing permanent except change.
- Heraclitus
You cannot step into the same river twice.
- Heraclitus
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Much learning does not teach understanding.
- Heraclitus
The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
- Heraclitus
A man's character is his guardian divinity.
- Heraclitus
The eyes are more exact witnesses than the ears.
- Heraclitus
The way up and the way down are one and the same.
- Heraclitus
Corpses are more fit to be thrown out than is dung.
- Heraclitus
Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire.
- Heraclitus
Justice will overtake fabricators of lies and false witnesses.
- Heraclitus
Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.
- Heraclitus
No one that encounters prosperity does not also encounter danger.
- Heraclitus
Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it.
- Heraclitus
Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.
- Heraclitus
Eyes and ears are poor witnesses to people if they have uncultured souls.
- Heraclitus
God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.
- Heraclitus
Even sleepers are workers and collaborators in what goes on in the Universe.
- Heraclitus
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
- Heraclitus
Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details.
- Heraclitus
The chain of wedlock is so heavy that it takes two to carry it - and sometimes three.
- Heraclitus
You could not step twice into the same rivers; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.
- 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
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
- Heraclitus
I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets.
- 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
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
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
Couples are wholes and not wholes, what agrees disagrees, the concordant is discordant. From all things one and from one all things.
- 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