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“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.”
Heraclitus, Fragments
“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.”
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.”
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“Nothing endures but change.”
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“To be evenminded
is the greatest virtue.
Wisdom is to speak
the truth and act
in keeping with its nature.”
Heraclitus, Fragments
“Much learning does not teach understanding.”
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“Man's character is his fate.”
Heraclitus, Fragments
“We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play.”
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“Whoever cannot seek the unforeseen sees nothing for the known way is an impasse.”
Heraclitus, Fragments
“How can you hide from what never goes away?”
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“Wisdom is the oneness of mind that guides and permeates all things.”
Heraclitus, Fragments
“It is in changing that we find purpose.”
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“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.”
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“Abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.”
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“Character is destiny”
Heraclitus, Fragments
“The unlike is joined together, and from differences results the most beautiful harmony.”
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“Those who love wisdom must investigate many things”
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“The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become.”
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“People ought to fight
to keep their law
as to defend the citys walls.”
Heraclitus, Fragments
“The sun is new each day.”
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“The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts.”
Heraclitus
“Thinking is a sacred disease and sight is deceptive.”
Heraclitus, Fragments
“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.”
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“Silence, healing.”
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“All are one”
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“What was scattered
gathers.
What was gathered
blows away.”
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“The awake share a common world, but the asleep turn aside into private worlds.”
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“The road up and the road down is one and the same.
(ὁδὸς ἄνω κάτω μία καὶ ὡυτή)
—Fragment 60”
Heraclitus, Fragments
tags: kōan

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