In detail

50 phrases of Heraclitus of Ephesus

50 phrases of Heraclitus of Ephesus

Heraclitus of Ephesus (535 BC - 475 BC) was an important Greek philosopher, known for his doctrine of change as the central element of the universe, and for establishing the term Logos in western philosophy as the source and fundamental order of the cosmos. He was known as "the dark one" because of the enigmatic character of many of his statements.

We leave you here some of his best quotes so you can reflect.

Famous quotes from Heraclitus

You will not find the confines of the soul or even traveling all the paths; Such is its depth.

No man steps on the same river twice, because he is not the same river and he is not the same man.

It is more difficult to fight against pleasure than against anger.

Every man is granted to know himself and meditate wisely.

The only thing that is constant is the change.

It is better to hide ignorance than to expose it.

A lot of learning does not teach understanding.

The abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.

We are all one.

The different is united, and the most beautiful harmony results from the differences.

God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, hunger and satiety. And mute like fire.

Man, like a light in the night, turns on and off.

The eyes are more accurate witnesses than the ears.

The way of being human does not involve judgmental capacity; The divine does.

People should fight to keep their law and defend the city walls.

There are many bad ones; Only a few are noble.

Those who love wisdom should investigate many things.

He who does not expect the unexpected will never find it.

It would not be better if things happened to people as they wish.

Your integrity is your destiny ... it is the light that guides your path.

How can you hide from what never disappears?

The sun is new every day.

The awake share a common world, but the sleeping become private worlds.

It is in the change that we find a purpose.

Silence is healing.

The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is what you become.

Thinking is a sacred disease and sight is deceptive.

Dogs also bark at what they don't know.

It is necessary to know that war is common and justice discord, and that everything happens according to discord and need.

Ten thousand do not return the balance against a single man of value.

The dry soul is the wisest and the best.

Human health is a reflection of the health of the Earth.

The character of man is his destiny.

Men who love wisdom should be familiar with many things in truth.

The way up and the way down is the same.

The disease makes good and pleasant health, hunger for satiety, work at rest.

Who can not look for the unexpected, sees nothing by the known path, is a dead end.

The soul is dyed the color of your thoughts.

The appearance of one, sacred disease.

Most people do not understand the things they encounter on a daily basis, nor, when instructed, do they have a correct knowledge of them, although they seem to have it.

We are closer to ourselves when we reach the child's seriousness when playing.

Wisdom is the unity of the mind that guides and permeates all things.

Death is all we see awake; I dream what we see asleep.

If all things turned into smoke, noses would know how to distinguish them.

Gold diggers dig a lot and find little.

Life is a child playing, moving pieces in a game.

Don't make people laugh to the point of giving reason to laugh.

All human laws feed on the divine law.

Dead bodies must be disposed of with greater reason than manure.

This world, which is the same for all, has not been created by any of the gods or men, but was always, is and will be eternally alive fire that is lit according to a regular order and is extinguished according to a regular order.

Greater destinations earn greater rewards.

Immortals, mortals; mortal, immortal; living their death and dying their lives.