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Ideas of Heraclitus, by Text

[Greek, c.540 - 480 BCE, Born and lived at Ephesus, on the coast of modern Turkey]

500BCE The Fragments of Heraclitus
p.51 The sayings of Heraclitus are still correct, if we replace 'fire' with 'energy'
p.301 All things are in a state of motion
58/102 p.707 Good and evil are the same thing
B001 p.24 Logos is the source of everything, and my theories separate and explain each nature
B005 p.25 Purifying yourself with blood is as crazy as using mud to wash off mud
B055 p.28 The hidden harmony is stronger than the visible
B125 p.33 A mixed drink separates if it is not stirred
500BCE On Nature (frags)
p.65 You can bathe in the same river twice, but not in the same river stage
p.68 Heraclitus says that at some time everything becomes fire
p.108 If everything is and isn't then everything is true, and a midway between true and false makes everything false
p.120 Everything gives way, and nothing stands fast
p.226 Reason is eternal, but men are foolish
p.344 Heraclitus said sometimes everything becomes fire
p.379 Heraclitus said fire could be transformed to create the other lower elements
A16 p.44 Heraclitus says intelligence draws on divine reason
A16 p.44 When we sleep, reason closes down as the senses do
B002 p.25 Universal law is common to all, but most people live as if they have a private understanding
B004 p.25 If happiness is bodily pleasure, then oxen are happy when they have vetch to eat
B005 p.46 In their ignorance people pray to statues, which is like talking to a house
B008 p.25 Beautiful harmony comes from things that are in opposition to one another
B009 p.25 Donkeys prefer chaff to gold
B018 p.26 If one does not hope, one will not find the unhoped-for, since nothing leads to it
B030 p.26 The cosmos is eternal not created, and is an ever-living and changing fire
B030 p.82 If flux is continuous, then lack of change can't be a property, so everything changes in every possible way
B035 p.27 Men who love wisdom must be inquirers into very many things indeed
B044 p.27 The people should fight for the law as if for their city-wall
B050 p.28 Reason tells us that all things are one
B051 p.28 A thing can have opposing tensions but be in harmony, like a lyre
B061 p.29 Sea water is life-giving for fish, but not for people
B085 p.96 It is hard to fight against emotion, but harder still to fight against pleasure
B091 p.31 It is not possible to step twice into the same river
B102 p.31 To God (though not to humans) all things are beautiful and good and just
B107 p.32 Senses are no use if the soul is corrupt
B111 p.32 Health, feeding and rest are only made good by disease, hunger and weariness
B116 p.41 Everyone has the potential for self-knowledge and sound thinking
B119 p.32 For man character is destiny