Antique Heraclitus Quotes

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

No one that encounters prosperity does not also encounter danger.

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

The sun is new each day.

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

The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.

Big results require big ambitions.

Much learning does not teach understanding.

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.

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

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

The eyes are more exact witnesses than the ears.

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

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

Justice will overtake fabricators of lies and false witnesses.

A man's character is his fate.

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

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

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

Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire.

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

There is nothing permanent except change.

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