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Heraclitus BC 535-475, Greek Philosopher

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

No one that encounters prosperity does not also encounter danger.

Corpses are more fit to be thrown out than is dung.

Everything flows and nothing abides, everything gives way and nothing stays fixed.

You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.

Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details.

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

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

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.

Immortal mortals, mortal immortals, one living the others death and dying the others life.

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

You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are constantly flowing on.

Time is a game played beautifully by children.

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A man's character is his guardian divinity.

Character is our destiny.

Much learning does not teach understanding.

Bigotry is the sacred disease.

Change alone is unchanging.

There is nothing permanent except change.

Man's character is his fate.

Greater dooms win greater destinies.

There is nothing permanent except change.

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Nothing endures but change.

Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.

The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change.

To be evenminded is the greatest virtue. Wisdom is to speak the truth and act in keeping with its nature.

Whoever cannot seek the unforeseen sees nothing for the known way is an impasse.

Much learning does not teach understanding.

Wisdom is the oneness of mind that guides and permeated all things.
If you do not expect the unexpected, you will not find it; for it is hard to be sought out and difficult.
All things come into being by conflict of opposites.
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.
Abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.
We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play.

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