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    Religion is a disease, but it is a noble disease.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: noble 
     
    When men dream, each has his own world. When they are awake, they have a common world.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: men  world  awake  dreams 
     
    It is hard to contend against one's heart's desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: heart  soul  wishes 
     
    Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: children  men  child  achieve 
     
    To God everything is beautiful, good, and just; humans, however, think some things are unjust and others just.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: beautiful  god 
     
    Those who love wisdom must investigate many things
    — Heraclitus
    tags: wisdom 
     
    The most beautiful ape is ugly when compared to a human. The wisest human will seem like an ape when compared to a god with respect to wisdom, beauty, and everything else.
    — Heraclitus
    Dogs bark at what they don't understand.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: dog 
     
    Learning many things does not teach understanding
    — Heraclitus
    We have to be faster in calming down a resentment than putting out a fire, because the consequences of the first are infinitely more dangerous than the results of the last; fire ends burning down some houses at the most, while the resentment can cause cruel wars, with the ruin and total destruction of nations...
    — Heraclitus
    A man's character is his fate.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: character  fate 
     
    The nature of things is in the habit of concealing itself.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: nature 
     
    What is divine escapes men's notice because of their incredulity.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: divine 
     
    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.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: character 
     
    Everything flows and nothing abides; everything gives way and nothing stays fixed... Cool things become warm, the warm grows cool; the moist dries, the parched becomes moist... It is in changing that things find repose.
    — Heraclitus
    Day by day, what you do is who you become.
    — Heraclitus
    Whosoever wishes to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details. Knowledge is not intelligence. In searching for the truth be ready for the unexpected. Change alone is unchanging. The same road goes both up and down. The beginning of a circle is also its end. Not I, but the world says it: all is one. And yet everything comes in season.
    — Heraclitus
    Those who are awake all live in the same world. Those who are asleep live in their own worlds.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: live  world  awake 
     
    No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: men 
     
    Big results require big ambitions.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: ambition 
     
    All things flow, nothing abides. You cannot step into the same river twice, for the waters are continually flowing on. Nothing is permanent except change.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: water 
     
    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.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: character  choice 
     
    What are men? Mortal gods. What are gods? Immortal men.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: men  immortal  god 
     
    Things keep their secrets.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: secret 
     
    Life has the name of life, but in reality it is death.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: death  reality 
     
    Nothing is, everything is becoming.
    — Heraclitus
    Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: work  world  soul  sleep  help 
     
    The Cosmos was not made by gods but always was and is eternal fire.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: fire  god 
     
    Immortal mortals, mortal immortals, one living the others death and dying the others life.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: death  living  dying  immortal 
     
    I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets
    — Heraclitus
    tags: poet  library 
     
    No same man could walk through the same river twice, as the man and the river have since changed.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: men 
     
    Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: harmony 
     
    The unlike is joined together, and from differences results the most beautiful harmony.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: beautiful  harmony 
     
    Everything flows, nothing stays still.
    — Heraclitus
    Eyes and ears are poor witnesses to people if they have uncultured souls.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: people  soul  eyes  poor 
     
    The sun is new each day.
    — Heraclitus
    You cannot step into the same river twice.
    — Heraclitus
    Presumption must be quenched even more than a fire.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: fire 
     
    To be evenminded is the greatest virtue.Wisdom is to speakthe truth and actin keeping with its nature.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: truth  nature 
     
    The best of men choose one thing in preference to all else, immortal glory in preference to mortal good; whereas the masses simply glut themselves like cattle.
    — Heraclitus
    tags: men  immortal 
     
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