Heraclitus Quote

“Whosoever wishes to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details. Knowledge is not intelligence. In searching for the truth be ready for the unexpected. Change alone is unchanging. The same road goes both up and down. The beginning of a circle is also its end. Not I, but the world says it: all is one. And yet everything comes in season.”

~ Heraclitus


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E Archer, NYC

It's a big universe. We are but tiny specks on the side of a dust ball floating through space. And yet each speck has within it another universe... (deep, huh?) ;-)

Mike, Norwalk

Archer, hmm, I like it :-) :-)

EGL, LA
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EGL, LA    12/28/06

Of course. But I especially like knowledge is not intelligence as evidenced so frequently on this blog.

Abby
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    Abby    1/9/15

    another season is arriving: http://youtu.be/LNeimlu9jxk

    anonymous
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    anonymous    1/9/15

    "Change alone is unchanging."

    Heraclitus would never have made it as a Christian.

    Colin, Arena WI

    "Change alone is unchanging" - if that statement is true and all things change, then at some time the truth of that statement will change.

    In other words, it's nice poetry, but it's stupid logic.

    Robert Edwards, somewhere in the USA
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    Robert Edwards, somewhere in the USA Colin, Arena WI 9/2/19

    Colin and Mike, precisely, and that is the point. I suppose with your thinking Einstein had stupid logic too! change is absolute, it has no master. The point Heraclitus makes is spot on and follows the thinking of eastern guru's  those Greeks were way above their time  if only Americans could learn from these great thinkers, alas we are so wrapped up in our greed and desires, that our minds become idle. Let's put it this way  it will Colin and Mike, precisely, and that is the point. I suppose with your thinking Einstein had stupid logic too! change is absolute, it has no master. The point Heraclitus makes is spot on and follows the thinking of eastern guru's  those Greeks were way above their time  if only Americans could learn from these great thinkers, alas we are so wrapped up in our greed and desires, that our minds become idle. Let's put it this way  it will probably take a few billion years for your statement to materialize.  probably take a few billion years for your statement to materialize.  

    Mike, Norwalk

    Well, I have had my Wheaties, Got my hippie on, and all before noon. Colin, thanks, for the only accurate analysis.

    Ron w13, Yachats Or

    Well said, Colin, nice to see everyone is still here and listening.

    Ronw13, Oregon

    Saad Al Melik, Saad Al Sund, "the record of the pouring forth, who goeth and returneth. Sabr, "who returns as in a circle", some things are worth repeating over and over. There is more to the quote than meets the eye. 

    Robert Edwards, somewhere in the USA

    Ok I'll bite: Change has nothing to do with change/   like truth has nothing to do with truth. Change and Truth are absolute regardless what you think. Lets deal with reality and not some VERY distant probability. "Change is inevitable. Change is constant." Benjamin Disraeli. "When you're finished changing, you're finished: Benjamin Franklin. "Absolutes are Coercion. Change is absolute."  Allen Ginsberg. And the list goes on, and on.....

    Denise, Durango

    Actually taken loosely from collections on the state of the world during King Solomon's reign. Just read the book of Ecclesiastes...Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived...and considering the complete lack of "scientific" evidence, made statements on the state of the world and the order of the universe that have only recently been "proven" by scientific means. Many deny there is a Supreme Creator that has designed this world in ways that the "evolutionists" miss entirely...and no doubt deliberately. Nothing in this world is a mistake, and man kinds attempts to control "climate" or otherwise are a foolish endeavor...man in NOT in charge and never has been.

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