Who is Heraclitus

Heraclitus of Ephesus (; Greek: Ἡράκλειτος Herakleitos, "Glory of Hera"; c. 535 – c. 475 BCE, fl. 500 BCE) was an ancient Greek, pre-Socratic, Ionian philosopher and a native of the city of Ephesus, which was then part of the Persian Empire.Little is known of Heraclitus's life. Most of the ancient stories about him are later fabrications. It is generally believed that Heraclitus was of distinguished parentage, but he eschewed his privileged life for a lonely one as a philosopher. Little else is known about his early life and education. He regarded himself as self-taught and a pioneer of wisdom. His paradoxical philosophy and appreciation for wordplay and cryptic utterances has earned him the epithet "the obscure" since antiquity. He was considered a misanthrope who was s...
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Heraclitus_kahn: and they pray to these images as if they were chatting with houses, not recognizing what gods or even heroes are like. (cxvii, b 5 dk)
Fkittlerbot: pschorr makes use of laws of nature that unlike the panta rei of heraclitus or of goethes permanence interviews.
Apostolosz: heraclitus too... you never cross the same river twice.....
Thecookingslut: eyes and ears are poor witnesses for men if their souls do not understand the language. - heraclitus
Skipprichard: “there is nothing permanent except change.” -heraclitus
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Denner's Old Woman
 by William Cowper

In this mimic form of a matron in years,
How plainly the pencil of Denner appears!
The matron herself, in whose old age we see
Not a trace of decline, what a wonder is she!
No dimness of eye, and no cheek hanging low,
No wrinkle, or deep-furrow-d frown on the brow!
Her forehead indeed is here circled around
With locks like the ribbon with which they are bound;

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