Héraclite d'Éphèse citations
Date de naissance: 535 av. J.-C.
Date de décès: 475 av. J.-C.
Autres noms:Heraklit von Ephesos
Héraclite d'Éphèse est un philosophe grec de la fin du VIe siècle av. J.-C., natif de la cité d' Éphèse.
Citations Héraclite d'Éphèse
Fragment 50, as translated in the [http://www.loebclassics.com/view/heracleitus_philospher-universe/1931/pb_LCL150.471.xml?rskey=IyhfrN&result=8 Loeb Classics edition] Variant translations: Listening not to me but to reason, it is wise to agree that all is one. Listening not to me but to the Word it is wise to agree that all things are one. He who hears not me but the logos will say: All is one. It is wise to hearken, not to me, but to my Word, and to confess that all things are one. The word translated in these quotes and many others as "The Word" or "Reason", is the greek word λόγος (Logos).
Fragment 2, as quoted in Against the Mathematicians by Sextus Empiricus Variant translation: So we must follow the common, yet the many live as if they had a wisdom of their own.
„For what sense or understanding have they? They follow minstrels and take the multitude for a teacher, not knowing that many are bad and few good. For the best men choose one thing above all—immortal glory among mortals; but the masses stuff themselves like cattle.“
Fragment 111, as translated by G.W.T. Patrick
From Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers by Diogenes Laërtius, Book IX, section 8