Sunday, March 25, 2012

Thought for the Day

You can't step twice in the same river,
for the water into which you first stepped has flowed on.
~ Heraclitus
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This statement has been translated variously, as the Fragments of Heraclitus quoted here indicate. Another variant, found here, is, "You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you." Also see Heraclitus: The Complete Fragments, comprising translations and commentary, with Greek text, from William Harris, professor emeritus, Middlebury College; specifically see the section "This Paradoxical Universe".

Heraclitus (c. 535 - c. 475 BCE), Greek Philosopher

Heraclitus at Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

4 comments:

nance marie said...

change change change....

nance marie said...

change change change....

S. Etole said...

Enjoyed the links and reading his other quotes.

Betty Wing said...

your blog is amazing! a wonderful resource to the art of poetry. and to think I found it from Marilyn Taylor's link!