Much learning does not teach understanding.
Heraclitus (c.540 - c.475 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Source: fragments 28, 29, 30 (Wheelwright)
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.
The way up and the way down are one and the same.
If you do not expect the unexpected, you will not find it; for it is hard to be sought out, and difficult.
Everything flows and nothing abides; everything gives way and nothing stays fixed.
A man's character is his fate.
Source: alluded to by Aristotle in De Caelo and elsewhere
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