Heraclitus of Ephesus (/ˌhɛrəˈklaɪtəs/; Greek: Ἡράκλειτος ὁ Ἐφέσιος, Hērákleitos ho Ephésios; c. 535 – c. 475 BCE) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, a native of the Greek city Ephesus, Ionia, on the coast of Asia Minor. He was of distinguished parentage. Little is known about his early life and education, but he regarded himself as self-taught and a pioneer of wisdom. From the lonely life he led, and still more from the apparently riddled and allegedly paradoxical nature of his philosophy and his stress upon the needless unconsciousness of humankind, he was called "The Obscure" and the "Weeping Philosopher". Heraclitus was famous for his insistence on ever-present change as being the fundamental essence of the universe, as stated in the famous saying, "No man ever steps in the same river twice" (see panta rhei, below). This position was complemented by his stark commitment to a un... More
Heraclitus #Alone #Change
Change alone is unchanging.
The best people renounce all for one goal, the eternal fame of mortals but most people stuff themselves like cattle.
There is nothing permanent except change.
Heraclitus #Good #Patience
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.
Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.
Much learning does not teach understanding.
The sun is new each day.
The chain of wedlock is so heavy that it takes two to carry it - and sometimes three.
Nature is wont to hide herself.
Heraclitus #Peace #War
God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.
Nothing endures but change.