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HERACLITUS


No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.


What opposes unites, and the finest attunement stems from things bearing in opposite directions, and all things come about by strife.


For even the best of them choose one thing above all others, immortal glory among mortals, while most of them are glutted like beasts.


This world, which is the same for all, no one of gods or men has made. But it always was , is, and will be: an ever-living Fire, with measures of it kindling, and measures going out.


God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger; but he takes various shapes, just as fire, when it is mingled with spices, is named according to the savor of each.


Concerning the circumference of a circle the beginning and end are common.


Thinking well is the greatest excellence ; and wisdom is to act and speak what is true, perceiving things according to their nature