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Heraclitus of Ephesus (c. 535 – c. 475 BCE) 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. From the lonely life he led, and still more from the riddling nature of his philosophy and his ... more »

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  • ''Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire.''
    Heraclitus (c. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Diels-Kranz, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, 22B43. Heraclitus, one of the two or three most influen...
  • ''Listening not to me but to reason [logos], it is wise to agree that all is one.''
    Heraclitus (c. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Diels-Kranz, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, 22B50. Heraclitus, one of the two or three most influen...
  • ''Invisible harmony is better than visible.''
    Heraclitus (c. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Diels-Kranz, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, 22B54. Heraclitus, one of the two or three most influen...
  • ''The way up and the way down are one and the same.''
    Heraclitus (c. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Diels-Kranz, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, 22B60. Heraclitus, one of the two or three most influen...
  • ''One must know that war is common, justice is strife, and everything happens according to strife and necessity.''
    Heraclitus (c. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Diels-Kranz, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, 22B80. Heraclitus, one of the two or three most influen...
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