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  • 21.
    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 influential philosophers before Socrates, was known as "the riddler" or "the obscure."

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  • 22.
    History is a child building a sand-castle by the sea, and that child is the whole majesty of man's power in the world.
    Heraclitus (c. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Herakleitos and Diogenes, pt. 1, fragment 24, trans. by Guy Davenport (1976).

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  • 23.
    A man's character is his fate.
    Heraclitus (c. 535-c. 475 BC), Greek philosopher. On The Universe, fragment 121, trans. by W.H.S. Jones.

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  • 24.
    Even sleepers are workers and collaborators on what goes on in the universe.
    Heraclitus (c. 535-c. 475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. The Cosmic Fragments, no. 90 (c. 480 B.C.).
  • 25.
    Men who are lovers of wisdom [i.e., philosophers] must be inquirers into many things.
    Heraclitus (c. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Diels-Kranz, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, 22B35. Heraclitus, one of the two or three most influential philosophers before Socrates, was known as "the riddler" or "the obscure."
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