a presocratic Greek philosopher who said that fire is the origin of all things and that permanence is an illusion as all things are in perpetual flux (circa 500 BC)

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If it were not for injustice, men would not know justice.Rate it:
You can never step into the same river for new waters are always flowing on to you.Rate it:
A man's character is his fate.Rate it:
A man's character is his guardian divinity.Rate it:
Abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.Rate it:
All if flux, nothing stays still.Rate it:
Character is our destiny.Rate it:
Corpses are more fit to be thrown out than is dung.Rate it:
Even sleepers are workers and collaborators on what goes on in the universe.Rate it:
Everything flows and nothing abides, everything gives way and nothing stays fixed.Rate it:
Immortal mortals, mortal immortals, one living the others death and dying the others life.Rate it:
It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine.Rate it:
It would not be better if things happened to men just as they wish.Rate it:
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.Rate it:
Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details.Rate it:
Much learning does not teach understanding.Rate it:
Nature is wont to hide herself.Rate it:
Nothing endures but change.Rate it:
Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.Rate it:
The road up and the road down is one and the same.Rate it:
There is nothing permanent except change.Rate it:
To God all things are beautiful, good, and right human beings, on the other hand, deem some things right and others wrong. It would not be better if things happened to people just as they wish.Rate it:
We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play.Rate it:
You could not step twice into the same river for other waters are ever flowing on to you.Rate it:

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