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Single Idea 419

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / A. Value / 1. Nature of Value / e. Means and ends]

Full Idea

If one does not hope, one will not find the unhoped-for, since there is no trail leading to it and no path.

Gist of Idea

If one does not hope, one will not find the unhoped-for, since nothing leads to it

Source

Heraclitus (fragments/reports [c.500 BCE], B018), quoted by Clement - Miscellanies 2.17.4

Book Reference

'Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers', ed/tr. Freeman,Kathleen [Harvard 1957], p.26