Who is Heraclitus

Heraclitus of Ephesus (/ˌhɛrəˈklaɪtəs/; Greek: Ἡράκλειτος ὁ Ἐφέσιος, translit. Hērákleitos ho Ephésios; c. 535 – c. 475 BC, fl. 500 BC) was an Ancient Greek, pre-Socratic, Ionian philosopher and a native of the city of Ephesus, which was then part of the Persian Empire.

His appreciation for wordplay and oracular expressions, as well as paradoxical elements in his philosophy, earned him the epithet "The Obscure" from antiquity. He wrote a single work, On Nature, only fragments of which have survived, increasing the obscurity associated with his life and philosophy. Heraclitus's cryptic utterances have been the subject of numerous interpretations. He has been seen as a "material monist or a process phil...
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  • Fkofe1: the road uphill and the road downhill are one and the same ~heraclitus ephesus
  • Aamlethus: each word of heraclitus expresses the pride and the majesty of truth, but of truth grasped in intuition rather than attained by the rope ladder of logic.
  • Clanflux1: everything flows; nothing remains. all is flux, nothing is stationary. ーheraclitus (535 bc-475 bc, greek philosopher)
  • Tonyjballas: heraclitus would like a word
  • Oyetadepelumi: "one cannot step twice in the same river" -heraclitus
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Un Plaisant
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C'était l'explosion du nouvel an : chaos de boue et de neige, traversé
de mille carrosses, étincelant de joujoux et de bonbons, grouillant de
cupidités et de désespoirs, délire officiel d'une grande ville fait
pour troubler le cerveau du solitaire le plus fort.

Au milieu de ce tohu-bohu et de ce vacarme, un âne trottait vivement,
harcelé par un malotru armé d'un fouet.

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