Heraclitus Top 10 Quotes


A hidden connection is stronger than an obvious one.



Nature is wont to hide herself.

Heraclitus (On the Universe - Fragment 10)


It is what opposes that helps.

Heraclitus (Quoted by Aristotle in the Nicomachean Ethics)


Couples are wholes and not wholes, what agrees disagrees, the concordant is discordant. From all things one and from one all things.

Heraclitus (On the Universe - Fragment 54)


No man ever steps in the same river twice.

Heraclitus (On the Universe - Fragment 41)


Everything flows, nothing stands still.

Heraclitus (Quoted by Plato in Craytulus)


The sun is new every day.

Heraclitus (On the Universe - Fragment 6)


This world, which is the same for all, no one of gods or men has made. But it always was and will be: an ever-living fire, with measures of it kindling, and measures going out.

Heraclitus (On the Universe - Fragment 20)


Eternity is a child playing, the kingdom belongs to a child.

Heraclitus (Quoted by Hippolytus of Rome)


He who hears not me but the logos will say: All is one.

Heraclitus (On the Universe - Fragment 50)

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Heraclitus Biography

Life: 6th - 5th century BCE

Heraclitus of Ephesus was a Greek philosopher. He was often referred to as "The Obscure Philosopher" mainly due to his eccentric nature and his enigmatic philosophy and thoughts.

Notable Works

On the Universe

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