Heraclitus Quotes (83 quotes)
Fragment 16 - On the Universe
“When is death not within ourselves?... Living and dead are the same, and so are awake and alseep, young and old.”
Fragment 78 - On the Universe
“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
“It is hard to contend against one's heart's desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.”
Hippocrates (1967 edition)
“You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.”
Fragment 41; Quoted by Plato in Cratylus - 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.