Heraclitus Quotes

Most popular Heraclitus Quotes

Nature loves to hide.
— Heraclitus
Character is Destiny.
— Heraclitus
Nothing endures but change.
— Heraclitus

change

Greater dooms win greater destinies.
— Heraclitus
Eyes are more accurate witnesses than ears.
— Heraclitus
A man's character is his guardian divinity.
— Heraclitus
Much learning does not teach understanding.
— Heraclitus

education

The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
— Heraclitus
To me one man is worth ten thousand if he is first-rate.
— Heraclitus
The people should fight for their law as for their city wall.
— Heraclitus
Much knowledge of divine things is lost to us through want of faith.
— Heraclitus

faith

It is weariness to keep toiling at the same things so that a man becomes ruled by them.
— Heraclitus
You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.
— Heraclitus

progress

Our sense of fatal habits of reasoning, paralyze us, we need the impulse of the pure ideal.
— Heraclitus
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he is not the same man.
— Heraclitus
It is hard to fight against impulsive desire; whatever it wants it will buy at the cost of the soul.
— Heraclitus
If you do not expect the unexpected, you will not find it; for it is hard to be sought out, and difficult.
— Heraclitus
Unless you expect the unexpected you will never find 'truth,' for it is hard to discover and hard to attain.
— Heraclitus
It is hard to contend against one's heart's desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of the soul.
— Heraclitus
Even the Sun will not overstep his measures; if he does, the Erinyes or the Fates, the minions of Justice, will find him out.