The the art and thought of heraclitus pdf of people have no understanding of the things with which they daily meet, nor, when instructed, do they have any right knowledge of them, although to themselves they seem to have. Dogs, also, bark at what they do not know. Man, like a light in the night, is kindled and put out. All entities move and nothing remains still.
Everything changes and nothing stands still. Everything gives way and nothing stays fixed. All is flux, nothing is stationary. All is flux, nothing stays still. You could not step twice into the same river.
Change he called a pathway up and down, and this determines the birth of the world. Carl Avren Levenson and Jonathan Westphal, p. 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. Time is a game played beautifully by children. Lifetime is a child at play, moving pieces in a game.
It is harder to fight against pleasure than against anger. Men that love wisdom must be acquainted with very many things indeed. War is the father and king of all, and has produced some as gods and some as men, and has made some slaves and some free. For what sense or understanding have they?