“He who does not expect will not find out the unexpected, for it is trackless and unexplored”
Fragment 7, as quoted in The Art and Thought of Heraclitus : An Edition of the Fragments (1981) edited by Charles H. Kahn, p. 105 - On the Universe
Fragment 16 - On the Universe
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Bio: Heraclitus of Ephesus 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.
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“The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but if it be judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact interpretation of the future, which in the course of human things must resemble if it does not reflect it, I shall be content. In fine, I have written my work, not as an essay which is to win the applause of the moment, but as a possession for all time.”