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“Time is a game played beautifully by children.”
Heraclitus, Fragments
“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.”
Heraclitus
“Even a soul submerged in sleep
is hard at work and helps
make something of the world.”
Heraclitus, Fragments
“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.”
Heraclitus
“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.”
Heraclitus
“To be evenminded
is the greatest virtue.
Wisdom is to speak
the truth and act
in keeping with its nature.”
Heraclitus, Fragments
“Nothing endures but change.”
Heraclitus
“Whoever cannot seek the unforeseen sees nothing for the known way is an impasse.”
Heraclitus, Fragments
“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change -”
Heraclitus
19

Wisdom is the oneness of mind that guides and permeated all things.

(translated by Brooks Haxton)
Heraclitus, Fragments
“We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play.”
Heraclitus
“How can you hide from what never goes away?”
Heraclitus
“Much learning does not teach understanding.”
Heraclitus
“Man's character is his fate.”
Heraclitus, Fragments
“People ought to fight
to keep their law
as to defend the citys walls.”
Heraclitus, Fragments
“Allow yourself to think only those thoughts that match your principles and can bear the bright light of day. Day by day, your choices, your thoughts, your actions fashion the person you become. Your integrity determines your destiny.”
Heraclitus
“Change is the only constant in life.”
Heraclitus
“Abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.”
Heraclitus
“It is in changing that we find purpose.”
Heraclitus
“Character is destiny”
Heraclitus, Fragments
“The unlike is joined together, and from differences results the most beautiful harmony.”
Heraclitus
“Silence, healing.”
Heraclitus
“The sun is new each day.”
Heraclitus
“All things are in flux; the flux is subject to a unifying measure or rational principle. This principle (logos, the hidden harmony behind all change) bound opposites together in a unified tension, which is like that of a lyre, where a stable harmonious sound emerges from the tension of the opposing forces that arise from the bow bound together by the string.”
Heraclitus
“The awake share a common world, but the asleep turn aside into private worlds.”
Heraclitus
“The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts.”
Heraclitus
“All are one”
Heraclitus
“Thinking is a sacred disease and sight is deceptive.”
Heraclitus, Fragments
“It ever was, and is, and shall be, ever-living fire, in measures being kindled and in measures going out.”
Heraclitus, Fragments
“Those who love wisdom must investigate many things”
Heraclitus

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