Character is destiny.
Heraclitus (c.540 - c.475 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
There is exchange of all things for fire and of fire for all things, as there is of wares for gold and of gold for wares.
Source: fragments 28, 29, 30 (Wheelwright)
God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.
It would not be better if things happened to people just as they wish.
Source: fragment 52
Much learning does not teach understanding.
Man, like a light in the night, is kindled and put out.
Nature is wont to hide herself.
The phases of fire are craving and satiety.
A dry soul is wisest and best.
From out of all the many particulars comes oneness, and out of oneness come all the many particulars.
Copyright © 2015 Gaiam, Inc.