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
Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.
To God all things are beautiful, good, and right; human beings, on the other hand, deem some things right and others wrong.
Source: fragment 106
To do the same thing over and over is not only boredom; it is to be controlled by rather than to control what you do.
All is flux, nothing is stationary.
Source: alluded to by Aristotle in De Caelo and elsewhere
Change alone is unchanging.
Nothing endures but change.
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